President, Task Force Issue New, Stricter Guidelines

Americans should avoid gatherings of more than 10.

New, stricter guidelines to stop the spread of the coronavirus were issued Monday by President Trump and his coronavirus task force.

States with evidence of community transmission, for example, should close bars, restaurants, and other indoor and outdoor venues where groups of people congregate.

My administration is recommending that all Americans, including the young and healthy, work to engage in schooling from home when possible, avoid gathering in groups of more than ten people, avoid discretionary travel and avoid eating and drinking in bars, restaurants, and public food courts,” President Trump said. “If everyone makes this change or these critical changes and sacrifices now, we will rally together as one nation and we will defeat the virus, and we are going to have a big celebration altogether. With several weeks of focused action, we can turn the corner and turn it quickly — a lot of progress has been made.”

He added, “It’s important for the young and healthy people to understand that while they may experience milder symptoms, they can easily spread this virus and they will spread it indeed, putting countless others in harm’s way.”

Dr. Anthony Fauci reiterated the importance of being aggressive, but noted the new guidelines apply only to the next 15 days. A nationwide quarantine is not being considered “a this point,” the president added, but said, “we may look at certain areas, certain hot spots.”

The president also expressed confidence that the economy will rebound with strength once the coronavirus is contained.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For President Trump, the coronavirus task force, and all who are laboring to do anything they can to halt the spread of what the president called “an invisible enemy.”
  • For Americans of every age and group to give their compliance with the federal guidelines, for their protection and that of their friends, families and neighbors.
  • For traders on Wall Street and other investors to step away from panic and look at the long-term potential of America’s economy.

Sources: White House, ABC News,


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