Northeast Governors Agree to Keep States Closed Until May 15th
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, and the other Northeast Governors are keeping their states shutdown until at least May 15, 2020.
They’ve all agreed that shelter-in-place shall remain in effect.
The concern remains the probability of community spread of the Coronavirus resuming should the states reopen too soon.
It makes good health sense. No doubt about it.
However, should the country remain shutdown for too long, the people survive, but, the country dies.
It’s a very delicate balance.
I interview business owners and other decision-makers all of the time. Business owners who rely on the summer business to enable them to survive the off season and shoulder months cannot afford to lose the entire summer.
5.2 million more Americans filed for unemployment benefits today. This brings the total to a staggering 22 million in four weeks.
By comparison, 13 million jobs were lost during the Great Depression.
We are doing a great job limiting the spread of the Coronavirus.
At the same time, we can’t allow the cure for the disease to kill the country.
President Donald Trump and our 50 governors are going to have to work together and find a way to thread the needle.
Another question, how long will the American people agree to remain compliant?