Should you continue to go out and buying groceries as coronavirus cases rise across the country?
The White House coronavirus task force is now warning others about going out to buy groceries or medication, the New York Post reported.
Members of the task force are urging people to be careful as the COVID-19 pandemic is expected to hit a deadly apex in the next two weeks.
“The next two weeks are extraordinarily important,” White House coronavirus response coordinator Deborah Birx said.
White House representatives said this is not the time to go out and buy groceries. Members also reported this is the time to keep your family and friends safe at home while social distancing.
As the United States saw 8,500 deaths and more than 312,000 confirmed cases by April 5, President Donald Trump said things would get worse.
“This will probably be the toughest week, between this week and next week,” Trump said. Trump warned that Americans would see a lot of reported deaths.
Across the country, millions of nurses are working on the frontlines to treat coronavirus patients. The need for nursing staff is perhaps most significant in New York City, at a time when New York State has become the epicenter of the pandemic in the U.S. As the city prepares for tens of thousands of patients expected in the coming weeks, hospitals are desperate to hire more nurses fast.
First responders and healthcare workers across the country are struggling with a shortage of masks, goggles, and other personal protective equipment (PPE).