More than 1,200 religious leaders in California will be reopening their places of worship to hold in-person services on May 31st, despite Governor Gavin Newsom’s temporary ban on religious gatherings.
Florida’s governor has refuted the allegations made by an ousted data scientist, who claimed she was retaliated against for not changing virus data to help the state reopen faster.
Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar has defended the number of coronavirus related deaths in America by saying we are ahead of the curve. On Sunday, he suggested the results of the U.S. pandemic response could have been vastly worse.
An Oregon beauty salon owner is facing a $14,000 fine for reopening her business. Lindsey Graham, the owner of Glamour Salon in Salem, reportedly received the fee for defying lockdown orders, which have forced non-essential businesses to remain closed.
Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has doubled down on claims he made in a recent op-ed, which called for the U.S. to reopen its economy. On Friday, he reaffirmed the country needs to find a balance between reopening and social distancing.
Multiple polls have looked into how Americans are feeling during these uncertain times.
New York entered phase one of its reopening plan on Friday. The manufacturing, construction, agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting industries will all be back up and running soon.
According to the White House, the U.S. is leading the race in COVID-19 testing with over 5 million tests conducted to date. One America’s Jenn Pellegrino spoke with former HHS Chief of Staff Scott Whitaker about this critical component of reopening the country.