Last updated on: 8/27/2020 8:45:24 AM PST
Should the US Economy Be Shut Down again during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic if Recommended by Scientists?
During the 2020 COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, most states shut down, asking residents to stay home to lessen the spread of the virus. States began phased reopening in April through June, though restrictions on gatherings and certain types of businesses (gyms, movie theaters, etc) remain in place in many states. A national shutdown was not implemented as of Aug. 27, 2020.
The question of how the shutdowns are effecting the economy is being debated as unemployment claims rise and businesses remain closed or only in partial operation.
Source: National Academy for State Health Policy, "Chart: Each State's COVID-19 Reopening and Reclosing Plans and Mask Requirements," nashp.org, Aug. 20, 2020
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