April 16: Governor's Roadmap to Modify Stay-At-Home Orders
On April 14th, Governor Newsom unveiled six key indicators that will guide California’s thinking for when and how to modify the stay-at-home and other orders during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Governor noted that the progress in flattening the curve, increased preparedness of our health care delivery system and the effects of other COVID-19 interventions have yielded positive results. However, these actions have also impacted the economy, poverty and overall health care in California.
The Six Key Indicators are:
- The ability to monitor and protect communities through testing, contact tracing, isolating and supporting those who are positive or exposed
- The ability to prevent infection in people who are at risk for more severe COVID-19
- The ability of the hospital and health systems to handle surges
- The ability to develop therapeutics to meet the demand
- The ability for businesses, schools and child care facilities to support physical distancing
- The ability to determine when to reinstitute certain measures, such as the stay-at-home order, if necessary
These six indicators will serve as the framework for modifying the stay-at-home order, though there is no precise timeline.