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Surgeon General: Social Distancing Likely to Extend Into May

Surgeon General Jerome Adams is shown in uniform
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By    |   Wednesday, 01 April 2020 12:47 PM

Surgeon General Jerome Adams said he believes the government’s social distancing guidance will likely be in place beyond April as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Adams made his remarks on Wednesday during an interview on NBC’s “Today” show.

"In my opinion, I think that in 30 days, we will still be telling the country in general that you need to practice these measures," Adams said.

"But in 30 days, some places may not need to have a shelter in place anymore.  "So, again, we'll start to ease this in 30 days, I think, in some places. But in other places, we'll be ramping it up. We'll follow the data, and we'll go on based on what the data tells us.”

But Adams declined to say for certain whether the administration would extend the distancing guidance nationwide into May.

"Some places aren't going to hit their peak until after 30 days, and they're going to need to continue social distancing,” he said. “Other places that leaned in early may be able to relax some of their recommendations earlier."

On Sunday, President Donald Trump had extended the national guidelines through April 30. The initial 15-day period of social distancing was set to expire on Monday.

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