June 18 (UPI) -- President Donald Trump is expected to hold a roundtable with governors on reopening small businesses Thursday afternoon at the White House.
The event is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. EDT in the State Dining Room.
The meeting comes as states gradually reopen from stay-at-home orders issued in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Some regions of the country, though, are experiencing spikes of new COVID-19 cases and deaths -- perhaps tied to reopenings.
While new coronavirus cases are on the decline in the Northeast, the South is seeing an increase, particularly in Florida and Texas.
Across the country, though, the seven-day average of new cases has mostly declined since a peak in April. There's been a slight increase in the past week, according to a New York Times analysis of figures.
California life in the COVID-19 pandemic
Residents inch their way onto the Dodger Stadium parking lot where a new COVID-19 testing site was opened in Los Angeles on May 26. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo