No State Hits 14-Day Decline Benchmark

Some states reopening regardless.

Federal guidelines for states to reopen safely amid the COVID-19 pandemic recommend that there be a decline in reported cases for 14 consecutive days.

No state has met that benchmark to date.

Several states have started to lift stay-at-home restrictions, even though cases continue to rise across the nation. States like Georgia and Minnesota are reopening even though their new infection rates are ticking up, not down.

Others, like Colorado and Kentucky, have reported fewer new cases in the past week, but they are still not close to hitting a 14-day decline in positive cases.

Across the country, governors are deciding how to reopen to get their economies back up without risking public health.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For state governors to find the right balance between public health and safety and an easing of stay-at-home orders with some business re-openings.
  • That there would be a decline in the coronavirus cases.
  • That a second surge of cases in the fall would not cripple the nation or the world as the initial one has.

Sources: NBC News, Newsmax


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