Next Batch of States to Reopen Businesses as U.S. Witnesses Staggering Jobless Claims
Another tide of states prepared to relax coronavirus bans on U.S. commerce this week, despite well-being experts warning there’s still too little diagnostic testing, while the White House estimated a staggering jump in the nation’s month-to-month jobless rate.
Colorado, Mississippi, Minnesota, Montana, and Tennessee had been set to join a number of other states in reopening companies without the means to screen systematically for infected individuals who may be contagious but asymptomatic and to monitor their contacts with others they might have exposed.
Many retailers have raised ambivalence about returning to work absent the prerequisite public health measures authorities have advocated.
Rose stated she was reopening her store after closing a month ago, not because she wants to, but as a result of bills are piling up, and she feels she has no other alternative.
Georgia, Oklahoma, Alaska, and South Carolina have already forged ahead to restart their economies following weeks of mandatory lockdowns that have thrown almost one in six American workers out of their jobs.
Public health authorities say increasing human interactions and economic activity now – without the means to do so safely – will only backfire, sparking a new surge of infections simply as social-distancing measures look like bringing coronavirus spread under control.
Medical experts say strict adherence to business closures and remain-at-home directives imposed over the past several weeks by governors in 42 of 50 states have worked to level off rates of hospitalizations and admissions to intensive care units.