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05/08/2020 Update on California’s Pandemic Roadmap

Post Date:05/08/2020 9:00 AM


California’s decisions to modify the Stay-at-Home order are based on science, data, and public health.

This is NOT a “return to normal”. COVID-19 is still spreading. California is gradually reopening only where we can reduce risk.

RETAILERS: should increase pick up and delivery and encourage physical distancing during pickup and install hands-free devices

MANUFACTURERS: should close break rooms, create outdoor break areas with physically distanced seating

WAREHOUSES: should carry sanitation materials during deliveries and use personal protective equipment for each stop

As we continue into Stage 2, we will gradually re-open more industries

Opening later:

  •  Offices (can telework)
  • Seated dining at restaurants
  • Shopping malls
  • Outdoor museums

ALL industries must do the following

  • Perform a detailed risk assessment
  • Train employees
  • On limiting spread
  • How to screen for symptoms
  • To stay home if sick
  • Implement
  • A site-specific protection plan
  • Cleaning and disinfecting protocols
  • Physical distancing guidelines

Counties can move further into Stage 2 when they attest they meet California Public Health criteria.

Epidemiologic stability

  • No more than 1 case per 10,000 people in the last 14 days
  • No COVID-19 death in the past 14 days

Protection of Stage 1 essential workers

  • Ability to support employees when sick or exposed
  • Availability of disinfectant supplies and protective gear

Testing capacity

  • Minimum daily testing of 1.5 per 1,000 residents

Containment capacity

  • At least 15 contact tracers per 100,000 residents
  • Ability to temporarily house at least 15% of county residents experiencing homelessness

Hospital capacity

  •  County or regional capacity to accommodate a minimum surge of 35%
  • Hospital facilities must have a robust plan to protect hospital workforce

 Vulnerable populations

  •  Skilled nursing facilities must have more than 14 day supply of PPE on hand for staff with ongoing procurement from non-state supply chains

Triggers for adjusting modifications

  •  Metrics that serve as triggers for either slowing the pace through stage 2 or tightening modifications

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