But that move seemed to come as a surprise to some players, with ATP council member Vasek Pospisil saying there was no communication with the players or the ATP.
It means Roland Garros is set to start just a week after the US Open ends with the men's final on 13 September.
The US Open is prepared to push back the start of the tournament, and it seemed to aim a dig at the French Open over its lack of communication.
"The USTA is continuing to plan for the 2020 US Open and is not at this time implementing any changes to the schedule," read a statement posted by the US Open Twitter account.
"These are unprecedented times, though, and we are assessing all of our options, including the possibility of moving the tournament to a later date.
"At a time when the world is coming together, we recognise that such a decision should not be made unilaterally, and therefore the USTA would only do so in full consultation with the other grand slam tournaments, the WTA and ATP, the ITF and our partners, including the Laver Cup."