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How To Re-Open The Economy

A man collects unemployment forms at a drive through collection point outside John F. Kennedy Library in Hialeah, Florida.
A man collects unemployment forms at a drive through collection point outside John F. Kennedy Library in Hialeah, Florida.

In the weeks since coronavirus struck the United States, entire states have mostly shut down. It’s led to the  closure of schools, a reeling economy with over 16 million unemployment claims, and a White House that has struggled to move forward.

While many schools have already decided to remain closed until the next academic year, the president, public health officials, and governors across the country continue to debate when to re-open the economy. Without widespread testing, contact tracing and a drop in coronavirus deaths, many say the U.S. would be letting its guard down

As the debate moves forward, it’s left many unemployed Americans wondering what comes next and when. How will you know when you are ready to get back to work? 

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