(NBC News) -- President Trump and the coronavirus task force are to give an update on the response effort from the White House.
The news conference is scheduled to start at 4:30 p.m. Central Time.
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President Donald Trump says federal officials are developing guidelines to rate counties by the risk of virus spread. Trump wants to begin easing nationwide guidelines meant to stem the coronavirus outbreak.
In a letter Thursday to the nation's governors, Trump says the new guidelines are meant to enable state and local leaders to make "decisions about maintaining, increasing, or relaxing social distancing and other measures they have put in place."
Trump has been seeking for days to determine how to contain the economic fallout of the guidelines issued by his administration as well as local leaders to slow the tide of infections. States would still have the authority to set restrictions.
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