The following is the latest COVID-19 information from the federal government as of 4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 17.

The White House

  • President Trump has unveiled “Guidelines for Opening Up America Again,” a three-phase approach to reopening the economy.  Find that plan here.
  • President Trump has signed a memorandum authorizing the use of the National Guard by governors in five more states to help with their response to the COVID-19 emergency, with the cost of National Guard assistance to be assumed 100 percent by the federal government.  The five states are Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Vermont.


Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services


Food and Drug Administration


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


National Institutes of Health


National Health Services Corps