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Tonight. President Trump's, plan for reopening America. Details, just coming, in the three phases the president, is outlining, to get the us back to work days after saying it was up to him the president, now telling governor's it's in their hands to lift those stay at home orders tonight, how, soon some states could begin to ease social, distancing, but, will there be enough testing, as the. U.s. death toll tops, 34,000. The catastrophe, at nursing, homes the, tip that led police to 17. Bodies in one facilities, tiny more more, than 5600. Residents, dead across the u.s. families. Pleading, for answers. The. Rising, concern, our workers, showing, up sick the, staggering new toll 22, million Americans filing. For unemployment in. Just a month the, rescue fund for small businesses, already out of money the standoff in Congress, over more money the, alarming, impact the new reporting, and how severely, coronavirus. Could damage your brain and game. On the pga, announces, its return how other sports could make their comebacks, in ways we've never seen, before. This is NBC Nightly News with, Lester, Holt. Good. Evening everyone tonight we're at a gut-check moment. In our battle with a corona virus and its impact, on lives more, than 34,000. Lost so far and livelihoods. 22. Million American, jobs erased. President. Trump tonight announcing, a roadmap, to rebooting. The economy, unveiling. Guidelines, it would keep schools closed, but, envision returns to offices, the reopening, of restaurants. Theaters, churches and, gyms, all under, strict conditions but. Are we really there yet our, team tackling, it all tonight first Peter Alexander with. Those breaking, developments, from the White House Peter what do we know, the. President tonight laying, out his recommendations. For reopening the economy, the guidelines, do, not provide, specific dates, or locations. And they, acknowledge that governors, have the final say on what happens in their, States President, Trump tonight outlining, new federal guidelines for opening, up America, again we are not opening, all, at once, but. One careful, step at a time this, afternoon telling all 50 governors you're, going to call your own shots the, White House announcing, three phases to guide governor's, decisions, phase one urging, all individuals, went in public to maximize, physical, distance, from others and saying, schools that are currently closed should, remain closed. Phase. Two when non-essential. Travel can, resume and bars, and schools, can reopen and phase three, when Americans can largely return, to their lives but, should consider, minimizing. Time spent in crowded environments. Moving. Between phases for each state would require evidence the number of coronavirus, cases has gone down for 14, days and, White, House aides insist, some, states may be able to reopen before, May, 1st the. Guidance addresses the need for testing and contact, tracing but it remains unclear how many tests will be needed and will be available, for, governors to feel comfortable reopening, their states the, president today pressed, by Democratic, lawmakers, on the need for dramatically. More testing, pushed back according. To one Republican, senator president. Trump indicated, that the economy, would have to be reopened before. Widespread tests. Can be available Peter. Alexander NBC. News the, White House, this. Is Gabe Gutierrez from. Coast-to-coast from, New York and Boston to, Orlando. Chicago. In Los Angeles, many, cities are essentially, ghost towns today, the calls to reopen, America. Reach their loudest, yet I don't think that the government really has any business telling, us what we can and cannot do this protest, in Virginia, followed others this week in Michigan in North Carolina. Today. The governors of seven Midwestern, states banded, together to coordinate how and when they'd reopen, Ohio. Says it stayed home order will expire, on May 1st with safeguards. The world that we're going to see is a, different world I got to see people with masks we have seen people where there's a lot of Santa, sanitizers. The work place is going to change Los. Angeles, and Washington DC have, already extended their, stay at home orders until May 15th, at the nation's covin 19 epicenter, New York's governor today did the same what, happens after then I don't. Know we. Will see depending. On what, the data shows, today, that data showed the daily death toll in New York fell for the second, straight day ICU. Admissions, are dropping dramatically. Here, but the economic, toll is mounting, needy, families, lined up outside this Dallas Food Bank today in Boston dr., larom, Swamy is worried, about America, reopening, his ICU, is still, packed it is terrifying.
To Me to think about people congregating. To think about people being in the streets to think about my kids in school again, it's. Nothing. Scares me more about, 2,000. Americans, are dying from coronavirus. Each day, among, them Kenneth Boswell, of Rockford, Illinois his. Wife says she lost the love of her life and, had to say goodbye over. FaceTime. Tonight. New York City's mayor is urging residents to lower, expectations, for, the summer saying, it's too soon to tell when sporting, events beaches, and public gatherings, might resume Lester. All right Gabe thank you and we can't emphasize enough the magnitude. Of the crisis, within this crisis, we're talking about the devastating, losses growing, at the country's, nursing, homes leaving thousands, of families heartbroken, and furious. Here's. Kate snow in, New Jersey where 95 percent of the state's long-term care facilities, have coronavirus. A gruesome, discovery authorities. Say they found 17. Bodies, crammed, inside a small morgue, at the state's largest nursing, home I am also outraged, that bodies, of the dead were allowed to pile up in a makeshift morgue at the facility, New. Jerseyans living in our long-term care facilities, deserve. To be cared for with, respect compassion. And, dignity. We. Can and must. Do. Better a congressman, got a frantic call from Andover subacute, and rehabilitation. On Saturday, she asked for help with extra body bags. A. Crisis. Mode an owner told NBC News the heroic health care staff has been working relentlessly, to contain the virus Lehrer. Pasha's 84, year old mother died there three weeks ago they. Told us there were no cases, originally, and then to find out later that this, this, Kovach 19 was basically, running rampant in the nursing home that facility, has been reported, to police before. One, owner was an executive of a troubled family run nationwide, chain NBC. News investigated. Last summer you may try to transfer, me to the nurse's station but, the nurse's station is just so inundated. Families. Across the country are desperate, for information about, their loved ones in facilities, NBC. News now counts more than 5,600. Deaths at more than 3400. Facilities, nationwide in. Florida, nursing, homes are petitioning, the governor to protect, them against, lawsuits from families, after, seven deaths at atria willow wood Florida's, governor worried, that employees, were showing up for work with, kovin symptoms, you. Had people that were sick that should not have been in that's for sure the facility responding. That the governor's comments were inaccurate, and unproductive, and inconsistent. With substantial. And urgent steps being taken staff. Is the number one issue right now many, of them are making close to minimum wage I, think there's a real feeling that hey, this is not what I signed up to do the agency that runs Medicare, saying it's working with the CDC to get better data and we'll, have more information soon, not. Soon enough for Sheila Curran, whose husband, died I want. More information I.
Want, More transparency. I, want. People. To. Eat. Snow NBC, News, now. To the staggering, economic toll, new numbers today show tens, of millions of Americans, out of work in just one month as hundreds, of thousands of small business, owners desperately. Wait for new loan funding, that could help keep them afloat, here's Jolene, Kent tonight. The long lines at food banks reflecting, the grim reality, for millions of Americans, left, jobless, and hungry, many for the first time more. Than 5 million workers filed for unemployment benefits. Last week pushing, the total to a catastrophic, 22. Million out of work in just one month that's, more than the populations, of 48, states including, Florida and, New York the, sudden unemployment, surge wiping, out virtually, all jobs, added, since the financial crisis, 11 years ago I was laid off Serena, Llanes is a single, mother in Oregon, she applied for unemployment after, being laid off from her job at a travel, company it's, just. The waiting game that's, really. Unsettling. For a lot of us because, I honestly. Don't know when that, check will be coming among, the states hardest hit California, Georgia, Texas, and Michigan where, 25. Percent, of the workforce is without a job the, highest percentage in the country, what is the office doing to make sure that unemployed. People can get their benefits in a timely fashion I don't think any state system, was set up to handle a pandemic we're throwing everything we can at processing, these claims you. Know we're not gonna rest until we do in, New Orleans Ruth and Stephen Yamada say even, with unemployment, benefits it's hard to make ends meet. Don't, even, begin, to cover, our, monthly expenses and the layoffs are not letting up best, by furloughing, 51,000. Workers this week and Disney. Another, 43,000. This coming weekend, as unemployed. Workers muster all their hopes to get through this a simple, message I just hope that people take this seriously, so that we can all get back to work Jolene Kent NBC News Los, Angeles, this. Is Stephanie, ruhle small. Business owner still trying to apply for forgivable. Loans are being turned away because, the government's, paycheck protection, program is out, of money after. A chaotic start, more than fourteen years worth of loans were processed, in less than 14, days but, it wasn't enough before the economy was in freefall, these small business owners were already worried it's. Hard stuff. My. Fear is that these, doors won't open and the people won't come through that's. Exactly, what happened when stayed home orders went into effect now. With the three hundred and fifty billion dollars, exhausted, the push to add another 250, billion is stalled in Congress Democrats. Insisting. On new wording after, criticism those who needed the loans most were, not prioritized. Still. To meet the full demand, experts, say the price tag will be significantly. Higher danny. Cox owns the town shop in new york he has 28 employees. He. Says he had no idea the application, window would close so quickly. Danny. Moe owns a barber shop in Harlem his, application has, not been approved if I don't get the loan, I can. Probably. Last all. Me. I really, don't even want to think about that Alex Perry who owns a commercial sign company in Chicago just. Got word he was one of the nearly 1.7. Million loans approved it was day-to-day almost hour to hour that I was worrying about the business and now just, almost like you know snap of a finger I feel much more confident. Debra Millers loan was also just approved but she's using donations, and personal, savings to pay ten of the employees, at her catering company to make free meals for hospital, workers and first responders, it's a win-win we're, giving, work to our employees, as well as. If. You have applied for a paycheck protection, loan and haven't been approved contact. Your lender and make sure all your paperwork, is in order that way if the funds get replenished and there's a good chance they will be you'll be ready Lester. All right Stephanie, thanks we'll be back in 60 seconds with the urgent new warning about the damage coronavirus.
May Do to the brain the symptoms, everyone, needs to pay attention to. Back. Now with new signs that coronavirus. Can have harmful effects, on the body beyond, the lungs in some cases impacting. The brain we, get more on that now from Stephanie, Gosk in. March while Kovac patients suffering from lung failure filled, ICUs, in New York City, doctors, at Mount Sinai noticed, an alarming spike. In something, else strokes. We, saw. Unprecedented. Increase, in the number of large vessels, for patients, coming into the health system 45, in a four-week period nearly, triple. The normal number, according to neurosurgeon. Dr. Joanna, Fifi half of the patients had kovat, and were on average 12, years younger than typical, stroke victims how surprising, is that it. Was very surprising everybody on the team noticed, it, and. Said, this there has to be a correlation, with. Code. And and, Stroke, there, are still so many unanswered questions about, this debilitating virus. Among them what, is it doing to the brain a limited, study of 214. Kovat patients, in China found, more than a third suffered, neurological. Symptoms, the most common loss of taste and smell dizziness. Headaches, even, unconsciousness. And in, rare instances strokes. McCole. Hutchison, a nurse says, alarm bells went off when she visited her 82, year old usually. Active, dad. He seemed almost sedated. It was like he was confused. He just wasn't in there. He. Was diagnosed, with kovat, within, days he passed away it's, unclear, if he had a stroke, now his brain is part of a study looking at neurological. Damage from the virus. At. Mount Sinai they have started giving blood thinners to some virus patients, to prevent strokes, we had a patient who is, 33. Years old and previously, healthy and she developed symptoms. Of. Arm. Weakness, and. Numbness and she, stayed at home for over a day with the symptoms, before. Calling 911 one because she waited, she will have to deal with. Some. Long-term, complications. The young woman didn't want to catch the virus in the ER she didn't, realize that, she already had it Stephanie. Gosk NBC, News New York in. The search for solutions tonight, as the federal, and state governments, struggle to ramp up testing, companies, are beginning to map out what it will take to safely, bring their employees, back to work here's, Tom Costello. With. America, shutdown, from Main Street to Wall Street Park. Planes shuttered, warehouses, and factories, American. Business is tonight asking not just when but, how to restart. That the recovery, is not done in a thoughtful and responsible way, it. Would not only cost, lives, but. It would deepen the economic. Crisis, now corporate. America, is considering, what yet another, new, normal, might look like, despite, some employee protests. That it's not doing enough, amazon. Says it's already providing, masks, and checking, employee temperatures, a next, step might be regular, testing of all, employees, including those showing no symptoms with. Horrible employees, staying at home the, company says it's exploring, technology, solutions. To, allow employees, to pre certify, that they are without symptoms before. They come to work but. So far only 3.2. Million people, have been tested for kovat 19 out of 328. Million. Americans, another. Test to see if someone, has the kovat antibodies. And should have immunity. Is only starting to roll out, Microsoft. Founder Bill Gates now, a global, health advocate, says widespread. Testing is the key to, reopening. The economy, if we get our act together countrywide. And those get.
Into Place, my. Early June will. Be looking at some type of opening up, if an employee were to test positive for antibodies, they could be clear to work if, they have signs of the illness they'd, be sent home along with anyone else with whom they'd had contact, inevitably, at some point this summer we're going to start reintroducing. Activity, before we have everything we want among, the unanswered, questions, how will employ your safeguard employees, and their medical privacy, and do, co-workers, have an automatic right to know if somebody, test positive lustr. Right Tom, Costello thanks, up next the return of sports, with no fans the, new plans underway tonight a. Legend. Of the stage and screen has, died Brian Dennehy, who starred in films like first blood cocoon, and Tommy Boy and had numerous television, roles on the stage he won two Tonys including, one for Death of a Salesman his. Family said he died from natural causes not. Related, to Cove at 19 he, was 81, back. To our coronavirus. Coverage now and with all the talk about reopening. The country sports, leagues are planning their comebacks, but, what might that new normal looked like for fans and athletes. Here's Miguel Almaguer. The. Moments that best define, professional. Sports are, now. Replaced, by the deafening, silence of our new reality for. The. Game to go on, fans. Must stay home at least for now today, the PGA Tour announcing, they'll resume play in June but without crowds, that line fairways, and that make victories, so, memorable, even, America's, pastime, is looking to a new future, major, league baseball, batting around the idea of league, play in Arizona, with, players isolating. In hotels, and no, one in the stands it. Happened, for a single, game in 2015, during, civil unrest, in Baltimore with. The NFL, and NBA also. In contact, with the White House Florida's. Governor is calling for NASCAR. Back on track at least on TV. The NHL, commissioner says, hockey games during a pandemic would, need a new sound at. Minimum we're gonna have to pump sound into. The arena because, hockey. In in. A quiet you. Know environment. The, two don't go hand in hand here. In Los Angeles the. Mayor says stadiums, like this one will likely be empty until next year, and even, when it's safe for athletes to return fans, will likely have a view like they've, never seen before. Miguel, thanks, up next how this ninety nine year old veteran helped raise millions to, fight the virus. Finally. We have to tell you the story of the World War two veteran raising, millions to fight coronavirus. Molly hunter, on his epic journey without, ever leaving his darden. Captain. Tom Moore had been to battle but never like this the, ninety nine year old World War two vets set out to raise twelve hundred dollars for health care workers walking. Laps in his garden. This. Is a lot, more than a pat on the back. His. Goal walk 100 laps, by his 100th, birthday April 30th, but within days he raced past five million, dollars, then 10 then 15. On. Thursday, he walked the last 25, laps with a guard of honor by his side as, health, care workers, cheered and the, rest of us got, just, what, we needed. Molly. Hunter NBC, News London. And a little sunshine goes, a long way, that's Nightly News I'm, Lester Holt please take care of yourself and each other hey, NBC, News viewers, thanks, for checking out our YouTube channel, subscribe. By clicking on, that button down here and, click. On any of the videos over here to. Watch the latest interviews, show highlights, and digital, exclusives, thanks.