Thursday, April 16, 2020

President Trump Announces ‘Opening Up America Again' Plan, Includes Venue Openings; Says Sports ‘Starting Without Fans' | Pollstar News

President Donald Trump today announced a plan to reopen the U.S. economy, including guidelines for public assembly facilities, following weeks of closures aimed at stemming the coronavirus pandemic. The Trump administration’s “Opening Up America Again” plan calls for “phased reopening” of businesses based on benchmarks, dubbed “gating criteria,” that must first be met. When specifically asked about the return of concerts and sporting events during the press conference, Trump said he “spoke to the [sports] commissioners yesterday,” and that “many of them are going to be starting without the fans” with events “made for television.” [from]

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