‘Slow the spread’ guidelines extended

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, April 1, 2020

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Despite the hope of a return to normal on Easter, President Trump and the COVID-19 task force extended the guidelines to “Slow the Spread.”

The decision was announced Sun. evening in the Rose Garden at the White House. “Nothing would be worse than declaring victory before the victory is won,” said Trump.

Despite a hope to end the restrictions this past Mon., the task force considered the data and extended the guidelines until April 30.

The task force is urging Americans to work from home whenever possible,  avoid unnecessary travel, practice good hygiene, and avoid gatherings of 10 or more.

By extending the guidelines to April 30, the task force’s model puts the estimated number of deaths at 100,000 to 200,000. If the death toll comes in at that level, Trump said, “We altogether have done a very good job.”