President Trump unveils three phase economic recovery plan

NOW: President Trump unveils three phase economic recovery plan

WASHINGTON D.C.--- President Donald Trump announced a three phase plan to reopen the nation's economy in a briefing on Thursday. That plan would defer to governors on when state economies could reopen after meeting certain criteria. 

"This is a gradual process as the case load in a state continues to go down, restrictions can continue to be eased and come off," said Trump. "Instead of a blanket shutdown, we will pursue and focus on sheltering the highest risk individuals."

That plan is divided into three phases that would allow governors to decide when to open their economies. Earlier Thursday, the governors of Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Kentucky, and Ohio announced they'd be making a collaborative effort to determine when to open the economies of those states.

In Michiana, some small business owners are excited that there may be an end in sight to the pandemic, but are worried about the timing of reopening the economy.

"You know I have mixed feelings," said Doug Michael, owner of Center Stage Pizza in South Bend. "However anything of this nature, that’s this serious, you have to proceed with caution."

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