Gov. Gavin Newsom Outlines Six Steps To Reopen California’s Economy & Ease Stay-At-Home Order

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Tuesday during a news conference, California Governor Gavin Newsom outlined six steps for reopening the country’s most populous state, but warned that “we are not out of the woods yet.”

Newsom, a Democrat, said during a news briefing that residents’ adherence to the stay-at-home orders and social distancing guidelines had “bent the curve” on the number of infections from the contagion as he laid out a six-point plan for modifying the quarantine measures sometime in the near future, Fox News reported.

“The models have changed because of your behavior,” Governor Newsom said. “This will not be a permanent state.”

The California Governor did not give an exact date for lifting the state’s stay-at-home orders but added it could occur in different locations throughout the state at different times. He said that the state should have a timeline prepared in about two weeks.

“There is no light switch here, it is more like a dimmer,” he said, noting that stricter measures could be implemented again if the state begins to see more infections.

Newsom also said throughout the press conference that residents should not let down their guards and they should continue to practice social distancing in an effort to further impede the virus’ spread. “We are not out of the woods yet, we are not spiking the ball,” he said. Continued Below

OANN’s Jennifer Franco tweeted Gov. Newsom’s six steps that he outlined to reopen California’s economy and ease the statewide stay-at-home order amid the coronavirus outbreak.

  1. Expanding state testing capacity & ability to track, trace & isolate individuals who test positive for, or are exposed to, COVID-19.
  2. Maintain vigilance in protecting most vulnerable from infection & spread, primarily seniors & immunocompromised
  3. Address ongoing needs of hospitals, in relation to potential surges & ensuring that doctors & staff have the appropriate protective gear they need.
  4. Engage with research partners to develop therapeutics & potentially a vaccine.
  5. Enact guidelines on what physical distancing would look like within businesses, schools, and public & private facilities.
  6. Increase capacity to adjust levels of physical distancing & have the ability to reinstate “more rigorous controls” as needed, such as switching back and forth between stricter and looser mitigation efforts as the situation changes.

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Gov. Newsom on California’s plan to ease the stay-at-home order:

Jennifer Franco’s official tweets:

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