A Plan to Reopen America


Apr 13, 2020

Good morning. To those who celebrated Passover and Easter in the last few days, I hope your celebrations were blessed and peaceful. So many people are eager to get back to work. At Heritage, we launched the National Coronavirus Recovery Commission, which released a five-phase plan for reopening America. You can read more about the plan below. Americans across the country are wondering if the measures we are taking to fight coronavirus are not worth the economic costs. Heritage President Kay C. James explains that this isn’t the right way to look at the matter: saving lives and livelihoods must be a two-fold goal. Read her latest op-ed. Meanwhile, the Left is attempting to use this opportunity to change the voting process to their advantage. Heritage legal expert Hans von Spakovsky explains why we must be vigilant to protect election integrity. Here in D.C., Heritage headquarters is still closed, but social distancing isn’t stopping us from hosting great events that you can “attend” online! Check out our list of upcoming webinars to find an event that interests you. Lastly, don’t forget that you can find a full collection of Heritage’s research on the coronavirus here: heritage.org/coronavirus

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National Coronavirus Recovery Commission Announces Plan to Reopen America

The National Coronavirus Recovery Commission held its first meeting Thursday, bringing together 17 experts whose mission is “save lives and livelihoods.” At the conclusion of Thursday’s meeting, the commission announced a five-phase plan for when and how to begin to get Americans’ lives “back to normal” again. Commission Chairwoman Kay C. James, president of The Heritage Foundation, said we must prioritize getting people back to work, but only as soon as it is safe enough to do so. “Americans want to ensure their families are kept safe and healthy,” James said. “The commission agrees that it is critically important to build the American people’s confidence that we can safely return to some semblance of normal soon. The way to build that confidence is to adopt a phased approach that mitigates the spread of the coronavirus, vastly improves testing, expands our capabilities to quickly find treatments and possibly a cure, and ensures we are better prepared to confront future pandemics.” Read more to find out the details of the commission’s five-phase plan and stay up to date by visiting CoronavirusCommission.com.

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