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California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced on Tuesday that California may lift most restrictions on COVID-19 statewide by June 15 if vaccine supplies are adequate and hospitalizations are low.
Newsom said the country will raise its tiered system of risks and limitations, known as Blueprint for a Safer Economy, which builds on these public health indicators, while mandating masking and other “commonsense health measures” to stay in place.
“We see a bright light at the end of the tunnel,” Newsom told a news conference. “And on June 15th, when all things are equal and we continue to do the good work, we will move beyond that blueprint and open this economy to business as usual.”
He stressed that California residents should remain vigilant, especially given the relatively high number of Coronavirus variants recorded in the state. But he said that California may soon be ready to take another step in its recovery from the epidemic, citing a decrease in the number of hospitalizations and an expected increase in the availability of vaccines offered by the federal government.
The country crossed two important limits on the day of the announcement, Newsom said: It administered 20 million doses, of which 4 million were under it. Health Equity Scale.
He said officials are designing a system that will be able to manage around 5.8 million doses on a weekly basis, more than double the nearly 2.5 million capacity it received last week from the federal government. This number is expected to increase, with Newsom predicting that more than 30 million doses will be given by the end of the month.
Eligibility for the vaccine is also increasing. People 50 years of age or older became eligible to receive the vaccine on April 1 and those ages 16 and over will join them on April 15. The state has administered more than 7 million more doses than any other US state, Newsom said.
“With more than 20 million vaccines administered across the state, it is time to turn the page on our caste system and start looking to completely reopen California’s economy,” Newsom said. “We can now start planning our lives after the epidemic.”
He said in news that the state will continue to track contact and testing, and requirements for testing or verification of vaccination will remain in certain places. Release. He warned that the initial plan is subject to vaccine supplies and hospitalization rates, adding that officials will monitor those metrics “with the option to reconsider” the target date if necessary, although he did not specify any numbers.
Dr. Mark Galli, California’s Secretary of Health and Human Services, said officials will pay close attention not only to the rate of hospitalization but also to exactly who is being admitted and how many patients have already been vaccinated.
While the number of hospitalizations is low across the state – with 20 patients currently in hospital with COVID-19 in San Francisco, for example – Galli said there was a race between vaccines and variants, and urged the public to take public health precautions such as wearing a mask. One-time subscription to the vaccine is eligible.
California Public Health Department He said the statewide positive rate for seven days was 1.6% as of Monday. As of Planned for a Safer Economy Last updated On Tuesday, the majority of the state’s counties are in “high” or “moderate” risk levels, with two classified as “widespread” and two as “small.”
in a note In determining the transition, state public health officials said business sectors would be able to return to normal operations with “limited” public health restrictions.
Unless the testing or vaccination status of all attendees is verified, agreements will be restricted to 5,000 people until October 1, and international conference attendees will only be permitted if they are fully vaccinated.
The memo added that higher education schools and institutions are required to conduct full-time in-person education in accordance with federal and state health guidelines. Newsom said there was an expectation that students would return to personal learning but fell short of calling it a requirement.
California residents and visitors will be subject to state and federal travel restrictions, which are also subject to travel restrictions Lighten up a little In recent days, though, non-essential trips have been discouraged.
The state’s updated travel warning effective April 1 no longer includes a recommendation that California residents not travel more than 120 miles from their place of residence, although it continues to discourage non-essential travel out of the state.
The announcement comes at a time when the governor faces political pressure from the no-confidence attempt that Basim spent last month My party and my audience. Newsom’s critics have objected to his handling of the pandemic and trade restrictions, and are frustrated by exacerbating housing, homelessness and high tax issues, such as CapRadio Reports.
It is one of many such efforts that have been lifted since Newsom’s reelection in 2018 and it will be California’s first governor recall in nearly two decades. Organizers said they had collected enough signatures by the mid-March deadline to enforce special elections, and county election officials have until the end of the month to verify them.