President Donald Trump announced Friday that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention were issuing voluntary guidance that all Americans wear a face covering when in public, before adding "I don't think I'll be doing it."
Deciding to lift the lockdown is difficult because very little is known about the COVID-19 virus and testing is woefully inadequate in the U.S. But the longer the disruption goes on, the more difficult it will be for the economy to recover..
"We really need to lean into protecting our most vulnerable—people with chronic and severe medical conditions, especially the elderly because we know that they are most at risk," Surgeon General Jerome Adams said.
"I'd rather have them stay on," Trump said Friday of people onboard a cruise ship where coronavirus was detected moored off the coast of San Francisco, "but I fully understand if they'd rather take them off."