If the Trump administration were a piece of office equipment, it would be a paper shredder. An industrial-grade, multi-bladed paper shredder.
That infamous description by opponents is a representation administration members very much enjoy. Wherever and whenever possible for the past three-plus years, the White House has done its best to carve the federal registrar into confetti. And that deregulation has not slowed during the pandemic.
Trump is in fact having a deregulatory moment, and the purpose is two-fold. The administration believes that taking a pair of shears to red tape will help beat the coronavirus and simultaneously boost an economic recovery. The president signed an executive order in May to direct agencies across the board to rescind or waive any regulation inhibiting those two purposes.