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UPDATE: President Trump's plan to re-open the economy

Posted at 3:41 PM, Apr 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-16 16:41:05-04

President Donald Trump's plan to re-open the American economy after a near-total shutdown due to the coronavirus pandemic consists of three graduated phases, according to a copy of the proposed actions obtained by ABC News.

Trump unveiled the plan in a video conference call with the nation's governors on Thursday afternoon. The state leaders were instructed that they could move through the guidelines at their own pace and that the guidelines are not formal orders from the federal government, according to a person familiar with the call.

To read the details, click here.

Earlier today, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced the creation of a commission that will plan Louisiana's re-opening of its economy. To read about it, click here.