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:

  1. The ability to monitor and protect communities through testing, contact tracing, isolating and supporting those who are positive or exposed
  2. The ability to prevent infection in people who are at risk for more severe COVID-19
  3. The ability of the hospital and health systems to handle surges
  4. The ability to develop therapeutics to meet the demand
  5. The ability for businesses, schools and child care facilities to support physical distancing
  6. 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.

Read the Governor's full press release.