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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have come up with a plan to reopen parts of America.
The CDC and FEMA have created a public health strategy to reopen parts of the country that were locked down in response to the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.
COVID-19 causes mild symptoms or no symptoms in most healthy adults. The virus causes acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and potentially fatal pneumonia among the elderly, particularly those with chronic illnesses such as respiratory and heart problems, obesity, and smokers.
According to The Washington Post, the federal agencies plan to get Americans back to work by giving guidance to states on how to ease restrictions by removing draconian measures such as stay-at-home orders and wearing face masks in public.
The guidance is part of a larger White House effort to get Americans out of their homes and back to work by May 1.
President Trump wants a detailed plan on reopening the country on his desk within days so he can issue suggestions for some states to reopen by May 1.
"The plans to reopen the country are close to being finalized," Trump reassured Americans on Tuesday.
The plan involves reopening some states in three steps beginning on May 1. Then, through May 15, ramping up the manufacturing of tests and PPE equipment and increasing emergency funding to states. Then reopening schools for children who, as a group, are least affected by the virus.
Some Americans may have to give up their health and location data to return to work.
Tech giants Apple and Google are developing software to track COVID-19 infected people via their cell phones.
And the plan calls for a workforce of 670 support communities to do contact tracing of people who came in contact with the infected.
President Trump said he will speak with all 50 governors "very shortly" and would begin authorizing individual governors to implement "a very powerful reopening plan" at a specific time and date for each state.
Trump hinted he will not take "no" for an answer from governors.
He added: "We will hold the governors accountable. But again, we're going to be working with them to make sure it works very well."