Washington, DC – New reporting from the Associated Press reveals that the Trump administration is refusing to release guidance from top health experts at the CDC to help local business owners, faith leaders, and government officials safely reopen operations in their communities.

Thus far, the administration has largely allowed state governments to handle the reopening on their own without much guidance or support, leaving many workers feeling unprotected and unprepared to return to business as usual safely.

Reaction from Accountable.US President Kyle Herrig:

“These CDC guidelines were supposed to help states reopen safely. Local leaders and small businesses are looking to Washington for help ensuring safety for themselves, their workers, and their customers as this pandemic continues to ravage the country. Instead of offering them assistance, Trump is opting to hide the expertise of his own administration’s scientists and public health professionals. What could Trump possibly gain by hiding this guidance, besides covering up his rush to reopen and his administration’s failures with the COVID-19 response?”

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