On Thursday night, President Joe Biden delivered his first primetime speech since taking office in January, marking a year since COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic. During his speech, Biden called on states to open vaccine eligibility to all adults by May 1, announcing that he believes “there is a good chance” that small groups will be able to meet by July 4.

“If we do this together … you, your families and friends will be able to meet in your backyard or neighborhood and have a cookout or a barbecue and celebrate Independence Day.”

“If we do this together … you, your families and friends will be able to meet in your backyard or your neighborhood and have a cookout or a barbecue and celebrate Independence Day,” he said. “It does not mean big events with many people together, but it does mean small groups.” While Biden decided “July 4 with [our] dear is the goal “for a certain sense of normalcy, he made it clear that every american should continue to do their part by getting vaccinated when they qualify and helping their family and friends to do the same, wearing masks and social distance, while warning that researchers have warned that conditions may change and could get worse again.

Biden also revealed plans for his administration to open a website that provides information and clarity on where you can be vaccinated before May 1, as well as additional guidance in the coming weeks on “what you can and cannot do when you have been vaccinated. ” In addition, the president maintained that the majority of K-8 schools will be able to reopen in his first 100 days in office. Earlier in the day, Biden signed the U.S. rescue plan, which provided $ 1,400 stimulus control for individuals and additional assistance to families. See the City’s first primetime address at full speed.