Every state in the country is re-opening in some capacity, at the same time when many are experiencing an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases.
With more people out of their homes, inevitably there will also be more cases of COVID-19.
"This is a new thing, a new way of life for everyone," Governor Andrew Cuomo said. "Reopen, reopen, reopen, be careful, be careful, be careful."
A delicate balance to strike for everyone to move forward.
"Recovery is going to be very complicated we're trying to the step by step approach depending on the context of the area,” said Dr. Calvin Sun, NYC Emergency Room Doctor.
Another complication, the protests that started in Minneapolis amidst the ongoing global pandemic.
Health officials urging all who participated to be tested.
"Test was quick and now I'm on my way to tell my wife it's done,” said Jeff Carlson, Protester.
Across the country, 21 states have now seen an increase in cases.
Arizona lifted it stay at home orders on May 15th. The state has seen a 40% increase in cases since last week and 8 of every 10 hospital beds are in use.
Another example why healthcare experts warn now is not the time to relax social distancing protocols.
"The bottom line is all the scientific evidence we have right now, it's pretty clear that people without symptoms who are infected can and do spread the disease. So that's why you got to wear a mask, and you got to keep that physical distance,” said Dr. Ashish Jha of Harvard Global Health Institute.
Advice for the entire nation managing the re-opening and resurgence in a COVID 19 world.