Gov. Gavin Newsom Outlines Latest Plan in Battling COVID-19

April 14, 2020
Gov. Gavin Newsom

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Gov. Gavin Newsom addressed the latest plan in combating the Coronavirus in the state of California. 

Newsom and his team of experts laid out 6 key guidelines that will be considered before making changes in the current stay at home order. 

Some of the guidelines include providing more testing, tracking and isolating those who have been infected and implementing social distancing guidelines in businesses, schools and daycares. 

Although we did not get a definitive date on when the stay at home order will be lifted, Newsom and his team recognize the impact staying at home has had on the economy and households ensuring the public, "this is not a permanent state."

Newsom predicts he'll give a precise timeline in about two weeks if the state sees a decline in hospitalizations and ICU beds. 

He even talked about transitioning into a "new normal" state where people may dine in restaurants with less tables, waiters wearing gloves and get their temperature checked before they enter an establishment. 

Other topics that were addressed included the return of larger social gatherings and education. Newsom predicted gatherings of hundreds to thousands of people would not be permitted in the coming months up to June or July, but he did plan on getting students back to school. He shared how him and his team are planning to implement social distancing in California schools. 

Newsom admitted he is hopeful, especially after seeing a .01% decline in ICU beds. Although the numbers reflect progress he is still urging over 40 million Californians to abide by the stay at home order and continue to practice social distancing.

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