Admiral Dr. Brett Giroir, the assistant secretary for health at the US Department of Health and Human Services, urged the country to continue social distancing efforts.
"If we let our foot off the gas and start doing things that are ill-advised, we could have another peak in a few weeks," he said in an interview on the "Today" show.
Over the weekend by Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus response coordinator, urged Americans to stay home, saying "This is the moment to not be going to the grocery store, not going to the pharmacy."
Giroir said he agreed with Birx, and explained, "That does not mean go without medication. If you need to go to the pharmacy to get your medications, if you need to get groceries, do it. But don't go every day ... Do it as infrequently as possible."
"Anything you can do to protect yourself, to avoid yourself from getting this virus and being in the hospital for a month or potentially facing death, I think it's advised to do that," Giroir told NBC's Savannah Guthrie.