President Trump on Wednesday said the federal coronavirus social distancing guidelines — which expire Thursday — will not be extended as states have dealt their own restrictions.
“They’ll be fading out because now the governors are doing it,” Trump told reporters in the Oval Office as he met with John Bel Edwards, the Democratic governor of Louisiana.
The guidelines were presented in March — originally for 15 days — but Trump extended them for another 30 days to help slow the spread of the virus.
Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday said the guidelines, part of which encouraged Americans to work from home and avoid large gatherings, were included in the administration’s three-phase plan for state’s to gradually revive their economies.
“Every state in America has embraced those guidelines at a minimum, or even done more, and now our focus is working with states,” Pence said.
“The current guidelines, I think you can say, are very much incorporated in the guidance that we’re giving states to open up America again.”
With Post wires