California Governor Gavin Newsom unveiled his plan on Tuesday to get the state out of his stay at home order and return to normal.
On the same day, Newsom announced that schools may open in July, the governor’s office said. a general plan in four stages to change the order until the public can finally move and assemble as it did before the coronavirus crisis.
Here is a breakdown of the plan, starting with the most restrictive current step:
Step 1: security and preparation
- State will strengthen screening, screening, PPE and hospital capacities
- Prioritize worker and customer safety in essential workplaces
- Prepare security guidelines for increased staff, broken down by sectors
Step 2: Low risk workplaces
- Gradually open certain low-risk companies and workplaces, adapted to social isolation
- Street curbside pickup for retail stores
- Reopening manufacturing companies
- Office workers can return if telework is not possible
- Increase access to public spaces
Step 3: High risk workplaces
- Use restrictions on collection sizes and other limits to reopen high-risk workplaces
- Lounges and gyms reopen with restrictions
- Cinemas and sports (without audience)
- Religious services return in person
Step 4: End of the home stay order
- High risk environments will be reopened once appropriate treatments have been developed
- Live sporting events with fans
- Concerts and festivals
Stage 3 is a few months away, and the last stage of full reopening depends on the development of the treatment, which means that it is several months, possibly more than a year.