President Trump Extends Social Distancing Guidelines Through April 30


During Sunday's daily press conference to update the country on the coronavirus pandemic, President Donald Trump has announced he will be extending social distancing guidelines through April 30. 

"Nothing would be worse than declaring victory before the victory has been won," Trump said. "Therefore we will be extending our guidelines to April 30." 

Just last week, Trump had suggested that the country would be opened up again by Easter on April 12. Warnings from public health experts led the President to extend this date. 

Trump explained on Sunday that Easter was simply an "aspiration," saying that he hopes the country will "be well on our way to recovery" by June 1. 

Social distancing guidelines are ultimately enforceable on the state level. Most states have ordered residents to stay indoors when possible, while the CDC has urged New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut residents to avoid non-essential travel for 14 days. 

Earlier Sunday, White House health adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci said the country could see more than 100,000 deaths from the virus and millions of infections.