Vice President Mike Pence announced Thursday that the White House was considering direct payments to hospitals to cover COVID-19 treatment costs for uninsured Americans.
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At the same press conference, Trump added that states would remain the primary purchaser of medical supplies and that the federal government would remain in a backup role.
The White House issued its social distancing guidelines on March 16.
Americans were advised to work from home when possible, cancel onsite learning and frequently wash hands.