Fact Sheet - President Donald J. Trump Is Ensuring States Have The Testing Capacity Needed To Safely Open Up America Again
SAFELY OPENING UP AMERICA AGAIN: President Donald J. Trump and his Administration are taking steps to ensure States have the testing system required to reopen our Nation.
- President Trump is releasing his Administration's blueprint for State testing plans and rapid response programs.
- This follows the release of President Trump's Opening Up America Again guidelines on April 16, 2020.
- The blueprint describes the roles and responsibilities, as well as core objectives, for the robust State testing plans and rapid response programs needed by States to safely reopen.
- To meet the country's testing needs, the blueprint describes a partnership between Federal, State, local, and tribal governments, and the private sector.
- As we continue to gradually open up our Nation, testing will be crucial to give the American people the confidence they need to resume their economic, social, and religious lives.
- This roadmap will help States maximize testing capacity and protect the health and safety of their people as we begin to reopen and beyond.
HISTORIC TESTING REGIME: The Trump Administration has successfully scaled a robust testing regime that is able to meet the massive needs of a nationwide pandemic.
- President Trump and his Administration have responded to the coronavirus threat by scaling up the largest testing system anywhere in the world.
- Starting from scratch, the Trump Administration has performed more than 5.4 million tests in less than 45 days – far more than any other nation.
- In hotspots, we are testing more Americans per capita than most other major countries.
- The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued 70 emergency authorizations for new tests, including 8 for serological tests.
- Federal agencies, including the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), have surged millions of new tests and supplies to hospitals, the Indian Health Service, and other testing locations across the Nation.
COMBATING THE INVISIBLE ENEMY: President Trump has worked tirelessly to mobilize the vast resources of our Nation in order to fight the coronavirus outbreak.
- Early on, the President implemented travel restrictions against China and strengthened screening at our Nation's airports, limiting the spread of the virus here in America.
- Through his leadership, President Trump has led the largest public and private sector industrial mobilization since World War II.
- As a result, America has been able to surge supplies of critical medical equipment to ensure that no American who has needed a ventilator must go without one.
- The President has delivered massive economic relief to American businesses, workers, and families, keeping our economy afloat during this critical time.
- Because of the success of the Trump Administration's response, in partnership with State, local, and tribal governments, the spread of the outbreak has been significantly smaller than initial predictions and countless lives have been saved.
Donald J. Trump, Fact Sheet - President Donald J. Trump Is Ensuring States Have The Testing Capacity Needed To Safely Open Up America Again Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/341754