President Joe Biden gave a quick speech suggesting that if everyone does their part, then families can start to have small gatherings and backyard BBQ's by 4th of July to celebrate independence from the virus.

There was a very mixed reaction on social media with many criticizing Biden, but some also suggesting to keep doing their part in hopes to improve situations even more.

WATCH Biden's statement:



As stated on BBC:

In his speech, President Biden said he did not expect large events to be able to go ahead, but he hoped small groups could meet again.

"If we do this together, by 4 July, there is a good chance you, your family and friends can get together in your backyard or in your neighbourhood and have a cookout or a barbecue and celebrate Independence Day," he said.

"After a long, hard year, that will make this Independence Day truly special - where we not only mark our independence as a nation but we begin to mark our independence from this virus."

Some states have opened up already and others are slowly lowering restrictions.