Senator Gary Peters, D-MI, suggested Friday that the U.S. should adopt the China model for its response to the coronavirus pandemic, in an interview with MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski.

“Outside of Hubei province, a lot of the factories continued to work. They separated their employees, they had partitions, they found ways to continue to keep some of the economy going in other parts of the country that weren’t impacted as much as it was in Hubei,” Peters told Brzezinski.

He concluded, “We’ve got to be doing that same kind of thing here. Thinking strategically on dealing with the disease, but also maintaining our economy so that when we do get through it, it can come back up fairly quickly.”