U.S. Surgeon General: 'Most Of The Country' Will Not Be Open By May

Despite some early indications of a 'light at the end of the tunnel', the U.S. Surgeon General doesn't expect things to be up and running by the end of April...

Surgeon General Jerome Adams said on Friday that "most of the country" will not be opened up by May 1st, although some places might be able to ease up on their restrictions.

"There are places around the country that have seen consistently low levels, and as we ramp up testing and can feel more confident that these places actually can do surveillance, and can do public health follow-up, some places will be able to think about opening on May 1," he said. "Most of the country will not, to be honest with you, but some will." 

The current CDC guidelines are in place through April 30th, but many health experts think social distancing will have to remain in place for at least several more weeks.

"That's how we'll reopen the country. Place by place, bit by bit, based on the data," Adams said. 

Check out more details on USA Today.

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