White House Coronavirus Task Force

President Trump appointed a task force, headed by Vice President Mike Pence, to coordinate intergovernmental response and mitigation efforts. The task force is harnessing the power of both the public and private sector to improve the ability to test and treat those in need, accelerate the development of COVID-19 vaccines and ensure the supply chain continues to run smoothly. It has also devised guidelines Americans should follow to slow the spread of coronavirus and has dramatically expanded telehealth services for the 62 million Medicare beneficiaries who are among the most vulnerable to coronavirus.

Members of the president’s task force include some of the world’s leading authorities on public health. I encourage every American to heed the guidance on what we as individuals can do to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Congress should continue to follow the task force’s guidance on legislative recommendations to support its efforts to help us overcome this crisis.