Public health experts and economists warned that moving too quickly would only make things worse.
"There is no second wave coming. It's just hot spots," Larry Kudlow told CNBC on Monday. On Sunday, Peter Navarro told CNN: "We are filling the stockpile in anticipation of a possible problem in the fall."
The president of the National Education Association says schools need federal guidance and funding in order to reopen safely.
Formerly held every day, coronavirus briefings have disappeared from Donald Trump's schedule.
'As Senate Majority Leader, I'm putting Kentucky's priorities at the center of the national response,' McConnell said on Sunday.
A new poll shows 58% of registered voters support letting people vote from home during the pandemic, but Republicans have vocally opposed the idea.
President Trump used Monday's pandemic update to play a video blaming the media for his own failed response to the coronavirus outbreak.