• Thomas Parker

Social distancing guidelines extended by 15 days

Updated: Apr 10, 2020

The current social distancing guidelines designed to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus were extended by the government another 15 days through April 30, President Trump announced on Sunday.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, one of the president's top advisers, warned that the United States could see "millions of cases" and said that more than 100,000 people could die from the virus. But those estimates are subject to change.

"What we're trying to do is not to let that happen," Dr. Fauci said on Sunday. "Whenever the models come in, they give a worst-case scenario and a best-case scenario. Generally, the reality is somewhere in the middle."

The guidelines provided by the federal government recommend that Americans do not congregate in groups of 10 or more, and advise older people and those with existing medical conditions to stay home as much as possible.

Dr. Fauci said that extending the guidelines was "wise and prudent."

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