President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases introduce federal guidelines on reopening the U.S. economy at a media briefing Thursday. (Getty Images) Phased reentry will allow bigger crowds as states meet benchmarks President Donald Trump on April 16 announced a plan to reopen the U.S. economy, including guidelines for public assembly facilities, after weeks of closures aimed at stemming the coronavirus pandemic. The federal guidelines are nonbinding and put decision-making in the hands of states and their governors. The Trump administration’s “Opening Up America Again” plan calls for a phased reopening of businesses based on benchmarks, dubbed gating criteria, that must first be met. “In terms of sports, they’ll probably start off — as you know I spoke to the commissioners yesterday of almost, I guess of every sport — and many of them are going to be starting… Continue Reading Federal Plan Addresses Reopening Venues

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