California aims to fully reopen its economy June 15 – A clear deadline for restrictions that have plagued businesses throughout the COVID-19 epidemic and lifted daily life.
The date is not set in stone. Officials emphasize that coming to California for the first time in more than a year can be re-opened for two reasons: providing adequate and adequate immunizations for all those hospitalized with the stable and low number of people who have been hospitalized with the disease.
June 15 will no longer bring full returns to pre-epidemic life. Significantly, California’s mask order will be in the near future.
But officials are hopeful that the government will begin to actively plan for things to come after COVID-19, with continued improvements in its corona virus measurements and continued release of vaccines.
“With more than 20 million vaccines being administered across the state, it’s time to turn the page on our stratification and begin to fully reopen California’s economy,” Gov. Gavin Newsom said in a statement Tuesday. “Let’s start planning our post-epidemic life now. We need to be vigilant and follow the practices we’ve got here – wearing masks and getting vaccinated – but the light at the end of this tunnel has never been bright.”
If all goes according to plan, June 15 will see the official conclusion of California’s current reopening roadmap, which ranks districts in one of four color-coded layers based on three measurements: corona virus case rates, adjusted based on the number of tests performed; Rate of positive test results; And a health-equity metric aimed at ensuring that the positive test rate in poor communities is not significantly higher than the county’s overall number.
“The entire state as a whole is moving to this point. It will not be a county-by-county,” California Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Galli told a news conference.
In a statement, officials said those departments included in the state’s reopening map would be “allowed to comply with CAL / OSHA requirements and return to regular operations with general knowledge public health policies such as the necessary masks, tests and vaccines.” Promoted. Large-scale indoor events such as genes with tests or vaccine verification requirements will be allowed. ”
“If there is any increase in our hospital, we will take the necessary precautionary measures,” he said. But right now, we are optimistic about what we will see as we continue to develop 20 million vaccines that have already been administered. ”
The successful statewide reopening in June marks a major political upheaval for the governor, who is likely to commemorate the fall election.
Newsom Opportunities Recall It would have been more likely if Californians had resumed some form of COVID-19 life when they cast their ballots. Mass vaccinations and a return to face-to-face education are important for normalcy.
Newsom was the first governor to issue an order to stay home in the early days of the epidemic last year, which is widely said to be the right call to protect California’s fragile health system.
The governor did not receive the same praise for handling the re-openings.
Health experts say the neosomes have been deregulated too quickly and have not been quickly re-established as case numbers increase, increasing COVID-19 outbreaks in the summer and winter. One of the state’s top health officials, Health and Human Services Secretary Galle, said He would have been slow The pace of change if he can do it all over again last summer.
Recovering controls and starting to re-open Newsom creates news risks. If the virus re-emerges or unexpected problems occur, the whip of the governor’s ever-changing rules may be refreshing in the minds of voters, who may blame him in the election.
According to political experts, the more Californians think about the epidemic in the past, the more NewSome holds its seat.
The announcement of the reopening date on the same day saw California reach its goal of delivering 4 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to its most vulnerable communities – a milestone not only in the current struggle to deliver the most valuable footage, but also the drive to reopen the state’s economy before June 15.
Hitting the target means the government will redesign the road map that reopens To implement the new criteria This will allow districts to quickly relax some restrictions on businesses and public places.
For changes, apply an orange code to the Golden State.
The layers outlined in California’s current reopening strategy go from purple, in which the spread of corona virus is widely considered, and indoor operations are severely restricted or suspended in a variety of business sectors; To red, with fewer restrictions; Orange, even less; Finally, yellow, in which most businesses can open in-house with changes.
Prior to Tuesday, counties had to register less than 4.0 new cases per day per 100,000 people to go to the Orange Layer. Now that the 4 million dose target has been reached, demand has eased below 6.0.
Going into the orange layer has significant economic implications.
Districts may be allowed to reopen outdoors with some modifications, and bars are no longer required to serve food.
Amusement parks Up to 25% capacity can be re-opened, and fan attendance for outdoor sports and live performances is allowed at 33% capacity.
Capacity restrictions in stores may be removed, although social distance and other security changes still apply; Worship houses, museums, zoos and fisheries can increase their indoor capacity from 25% to 50%; Restaurants and movie theaters can increase indoor capacity by 50% capacity or 200 people by 25% or 100 people (whichever is less); And indoor gyms and yoga studios will increase capacity by 10% to 25%.
Bowling alleys can be reopened with 25% capacity changes. Cardboard cabinets and satellite wiring sites can also be reopened indoors with 25% capacity.
Offices in essential industries may reopen, although the government says workers should be encouraged to work remotely.
State-determined goal of Manages the first 2 million, Then 4 million sizes in target communities – that is, in the lowest quarter of a socioeconomic measurement tool California Healthy Places Table – COVID-19 is only one aspect of a broader effort aimed at ensuring equal access to vaccines.
California has been for the past one month 40% of it is allocated The provision of the COVID-19 vaccine to those living in those disadvantaged areas, an allocation state officials said, would not only help address the imbalances in vaccination rolls, but also ensure the availability of shots to those at risk of infection.
To date, providers across California have released a total of 20.3 million COVID-19 vaccine doses, and 34.2% of residents have received at least one shot, According to the data From the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
About 18.1% of Californians are fully vaccinated at this stage, meaning they have received the required two doses of the single-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine or the Pfizer-Bioentech or Moderna vaccine.
Nationwide, CDC data show that 32.4% of Americans have received at least one dose and 18.8% have been fully vaccinated.
It will change from April 15 16 years and older Meetings can be booked.
State Expanded vaccine eligibility Last week to add everyone 50 years and older.
President Biden had earlier said that states should make all adults eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. By May 1st. But he is expected to announce a more aggressive deadline on Tuesday – setting one April 19 New Deadline.