In a letter to governors of all 50 states Thursday afternoon, President Trump announced his administration will soon issue new Wuhan coronavirus guidelines as the federal government balances reopening the economy with continued health precautions.
"There is still a long battle ahead, but our efforts are already paying dividends. As we enhance protections against the virus, Americans across the country are hoping the day will soon arrive when they can resume their normal economic, social, and religious lives," the letter states. "In furtherance of this shared goal, my Administration is working to publish new guidelines for State and local policymakers to use in making decisions about maintaining, increasing, or relaxing social distancing and other mitigation measures they have put into place."
President Trump also thanked governors for working closely with the federal government to slow the spread of the disease.
"States, localities, and citizens across our country have responded to this call to action in full force, making tremendous sacrifices in support of our National effort to defeat the virus," he said. "I want to thank each you, along with your frontline responders and essential workers, for stepping up to help America confront this unprecedented global pandemic. Together, we are proving that no challenge can match the indomitable strength, ingenuity, and determination of the American people."
President Trump will join the Wuhan coronavirus taskforce at the White House today for the daily briefing on the fluid situation.
You can read the entire letter below.