What will life look like when stay-at-home orders are lifted?

As President Trump tells governors to “call your own shots” in easing social distancing restrictions, local officials are already thinking about how to loosen stay-at-home orders.

Gov. Gavin Newsom has said that people will still be wearing masks. School schedules might need to be staggered. Restaurants might need to be redesigned to allow for social distancing. Mass gatherings such as concerts and sporting events might have to wait a long time to come back.

 

 
What we’re all wondering

How long is an infected person contagious before they show symptoms?

People infected with the new coronavirus are likely spreading it for close to 2½ days before their first signs of illness appear, according to a scientific study.

This means testing for the virus would have to become extremely prevalent — a goal that the United States is far from reaching.

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