US President Donald Trump has said the nationwide coronavirus emergency could last until the end of the summer or even longer.
He said that over the next 15 days, Americans should not gather in groups of more than 10 people and should avoid restaurants.
Mr Trump said at the White House the country is facing "an invisible enemy" that is "so contagious".
The US has so far had 4,100 cases of the virus and 71 deaths.
Under the US coronavirus task force's new guidelines, Mr Trump urged all older Americans to stay home and everyone to avoid crowds.
Asked how long the emergency will last, Mr Trump told reporters on Monday: "People are talking about July, August, something like that, so it could be right in that period of time where I say, it washes through.
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