Coronavirus Task Force Briefing Live Stream Tuesday: How to Watch White House's Latest COVID-19 Announcements

The Coronavirus Task Force is holding a briefing on Tuesday and officials will are expected to shed light on the social distancing guidelines that will be in place until April 30.

Tuesday marked the expiration date for President Donald Trump's 15-day plan to slow the spread of a new coronavirus outbreak. Ahead of the deadline, Trump announced that mitigation measures would be extended until April 30, but clarified that the official strategy would be shared with the American public on Tuesday.

Trump originally stated that he wanted the country open by Easter, which he later said was "aspirational." Dr. Deborah Birx told reporters on Monday that Task Force members would review statistical models that led the president and mayors across the nation to develop policies for mitigating the spread of the coronavirus.

The president's official schedule didn't have the 5 p.m. EDT briefing listed, so it's unclear if he will attend. The White House referred Newsweek to the president's schedule.

Viewers across the country can tune in for the briefing from their televisions or online. C-Span will be broadcasting the briefing live, beginning at 5 p.m., according to the schedule. Those without cable can also watch the Task Force's remarks directly from the White House's YouTube channel.

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President Donald Trump listens as Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci speaks during a Coronavirus Task Force press briefing in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Sunday. On Tuesday, officials will explain the updated guidelines from the White House on how to slow the spread of a new coronavirus. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty

One factor guiding Trump's decision to extend guidelines was modeling that showed the peak in fatalities will not occur for another two weeks. That same modeling, the president said, shows that if people follow the guidelines, the country could save more than 1 million lives.

"Our future is in our own hands, and the choices and sacrifices we make will determine the fate of this virus and, really, the fate of our victory," Trump said Monday. "Every one of us has a role to play in winning this war. Every citizen, family, and business can make the difference in stopping the virus. This is our shared patriotic duty."

Among the updates that officials are expected to share during Tuesday's briefing is timing, including "where we are" and "where we think we're going," according to Trump. The president, who has stressed the necessity of getting people back to work and reopening businesses, said the timing would be "very important because we have to get our country back."

The quicker people dedicate themselves to social distancing measures, the quicker the country can return to their normal lives, Trump said, adding that the next 30 days was similar to "putting it all on the line."

The Trump administration's 15-day plan to slow the spread told people to follow the directions of state and local authorities and stay home if their sick, live with someone who tested positive, are older or have an underlying health condition. Updated guidelines will be "very much as they are," according to Trump, and potentially "toughened up a little bit."