(CNN) – More than 90% of the US population is currently under a stay-at-home or shelter-in-place order as the coronavirus pandemic continues to upend life as we know it. But worries for the economy -- and people's mental health -- are raising the question: When will things go back to normal?
President Donald Trump has indicated many states can reopen by May 1, and on Thursday shared federal guidelines for restarting the economy with governors.
Across the country, governors have been forming pacts. Those leaders are highlighting the importance of using science and advice from health officials rather than politics to choose when to reopen the economy. Expanded testing, tracking contacts of people who had the virus, improved treatment options and vaccine development are important, they say.
Here's the latest on where states stand in their plan to reopen:
Gov. Kay Ivey issued a stay-at-home order set to expire on April 30.
Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth announced the formation of a task force to reopen the state's economy. A plan will be presented to Ivey by April 17, he said.
"We have an emergency small business task force and we have a subcommittee that's going to have recommendations ... that's going to look at all of the nonessential businesses plus any business that's been impacted, talking about how we can get them back open for business May 1st," Ainsworth said.