The Trump administration is beginning to lay the groundwork for the possibility of reopening the economy in May, speaking in recent days about seeing "glimmers of hope" and the "light at the end of the tunnel."
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told CNBC on Thursday that he believes businesses could reopen soon if Trump "feels comfortable with the medical issues."
The peak in domestic cases for the coronavirus is expected on April 11, according to a model from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington.
Drs. Anthony Fauci and Deborah Birx have said that they see signs that social distancing is working.
"We are hoping with cautious optimism that at the same time we're in for a bad week, we're going to start to see a turnaround," Fauci said on NBC's "Today" on Thursday.