Washington, D.C. – U.S. President Donald Trump announced updated guidelines this week to continue slowing the spread of Coronavirus in America.
This 30-day window will be crucial: If every American does his or her part, the latest models suggest we could save 1 million or more U.S. lives.
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“We’re attacking the virus on every front with social distancing, economic support for our workers, rapid medical intervention—and very serious innovation—and banning dangerous foreign travel that threatens the health of our people,” President Trump said yesterday. “And we did that early.”
“Together, we have the power to save countless lives.”
Developed by public health experts on the White House Coronavirus Task Force, these guidelines remain essential for containing the virus and protecting the most vulnerable among us:
- Listen and follow all directions from your state and local authorities.
- Avoid social gatherings, especially those with more than 10 people.
- Practice strict personal hygiene. Wash your hands and avoid touching your face. Sneeze or cough into a tissue or the inside of your elbow.
- Use pickup or delivery options instead of eating at restaurants or bars.
- Work from home if at all possible. Do not go to work if you feel sick.
- If someone in your household tests positive for Coronavirus, keep the entire family at home and contact your medical provider.
If every American follows these guidelines, our country will be well on track to manage this outbreak and ultimately defeat the virus once and for all.
“In this time of need, I know that every American will do their patriotic duty and help us to achieve a total victory,” President Donald Trump says.
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