CDC Director on When The U.S. Might Reopen Again

The Director of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Robert Redfield, appeared on the Today show this morning.

While speaking to Savannah Guthrie, Robert said he is hopeful that the country is “nearing the peak right now” for the rise in new cases. However, there are still many steps to take.

While he is hopeful that it can be coming to a long end soon, officials will “know for sure when the next day is less than the day before.”

“I think it’s important to look at the country as many separate situations,” he said. “This pandemic has effected different parts of the country differently. We’re looking at the data very carefully, county by county by county, and we will be assessing that.”

Robert also added that the decline in new cases was just one of a handful of “things that need to happen for the reopening.”

For others, he explained, “we’ve got to substantially augment our public health capacity to do early case identification, isolation, and contact tracing.”

Watch the full briefing below: