April 15, 2020 / By Alaa Elassar, CNN
(CNN) – More than 90% of the US population is currently under a stay-at-home or shelter-in-place order as the coronavirus pandemic continues to upend life as we know it. But worries for the economy — and people’s mental health — are raising the question: When will things go back to normal?
While President Donald Trump has leaned into his desire to reopen the nation’s economy by May 1, many of the nation’s governors and mayors who hold the power to enforce closures seem to disagree.
Along with expanding testing and tracing, governors across the country are highlighting the importance of using science and advice from health officials rather than politics to choose when to reopen the economy.
Here’s the latest on where states stand in their plan to reopen: