Trump to rank coronavirus risk of U.S. counties, tells governors they can decide to relax COVID-19 restrictions

White House plans to label counties across America as "high-risk, medium-risk, or low-risk"

Impeached president Donald Trump today tells governors he plans to issue guidelines to rank U.S. counties as high-risk, medium-risk, or low-risk, and tell state and local authorities that it is up to them to decide whether to increase or relax social distancing measures to combat coronavirus.

We are in the heat of a global pandemic that has not yet peaked in the United States. This proposed approach makes no sense, and will needlessly lead to preventable deaths, according to public health officials.

Here's a copy:

From the WSJ:

In a letter to governors on Thursday, President Trump said the administration's growing testing capabilities would enable it to publish, in consultation with public-health officials and scientists, criteria for classifying counties by risk.