JHU releases new report guiding Governors on re-opening America amid COVID-19

Posted at 12:52 PM, Apr 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-17 12:57:25-04

BALTIMORE — One day after President Donald Trump and United States health officials released a phased plan to re-open America, the Center for Health Security at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has released its own report.

The new report assesses the risks of disease transmission in businesses, schools, playgrounds, bars, and restaurants, prior to their eventual re-opening.

In their report, the authors outline steps to reduce potential transmission when they do re-open.

The writers urge governors to make informed decisions and explain their rationale for moving to a phased reopening, while also setting appropriate expectations around the risks involved in reopening businesses and other sectors.

Reopening will increase the risk of individuals contracting COVID-19, so says the report, but there is no way to guard against those risks, the authors say.

The entire report can be read here.