All states will be on path to reopening for summer

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Every state will have partially lifted restrictions by Memorial Day, even though most have not seen the downward trend of new daily cases called for by the Trump administration.

Only 16 states have recorded a downward trend in new daily cases. White House guidelines for reopening suggest that states keep restrictions in place until they record a downward trajectory of cases in a 14-day period.

Prior to the release of White House reopening guidelines, former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said that states should see a steady two-week decline in new cases but said last week that it is not surprising to see cases increase in recently reopened states.

“Some of these increases [in new cases] are a function of more testing, but some rise in new cases, as states reopen, should also be expected,” Gottlieb said.