Governors form compacts to reopen country

Several governors are working together to coordinate how to reopen society amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The move comes hours after President Trump said the decision on when to reopen is his.


National News

April 14, 2020 - 9:58 AM

Governors in the Northeast and along the West Coast on Monday announced separate state compacts to coordinate one of their biggest challenges in the weeks to come: How to begin reopening society amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The governors, all but one of them Democrats, made separate announcements just hours after President Donald Trump said on Twitter that it was solely his decision to decide when to “open up the states.”

Trump’s comments contradict his statement of the previous day when he said it was not for the federal government to take the lead in fighting the virus, and  that governors were the ones mainly responsibile for how to respond.  

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