Only Kentucky and North Dakota meet federal criteria to reopen, new coronavirus tracker finds

From The Washington Post: Former health wonks from the Obama and Trump administrations are color-coding all 50 states to indicate how well they’re combating the novel coronavirus.

The bad news: Only North Dakota and Kentucky are “green,” indicating they have met the Trump administration’s criteria for starting to end shutdowns, according to the new site, CovidExitStrategy.org. North Dakota began reopening on May 1; Kentucky is starting to reopen next week.

The slightly better news: 30 states are “yellow,” indicating progress is being made.

The remaining 18 states are “red,” with a long way to go before they meet the standards the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend for a safe reopening.