California is taking a huge step and an approach to reopen when other countries and states are contented with pressure to lift stay-at-home measures.
Public health experts have told that while no US state was equipped with enough coronavirus testing and surveillance to feel fully confident reopening, California’s slow recovery program seems to be like the least risky option.
PHASES OF THE PLAN TO REOPEN
On Friday, California has entered into phase two of its grand reopening programs by letting the doors of non-essential businesses open up too.
Retail stores, book shops, music stores, florists, cloth stores, and sporting good retailers can open up their stores if they organize curbside pickup. Many retail supply chains and logistics have also started their business.
The only thing to keep in mind is safety preventive measures and hygiene protocols.
Local authorities have been ordered to ease regulations further if they are able to cope up with sanitization requirements, testing guidelines, and safety measures.
Another plan of stage three has also been made by the government: that is to be scheduled after a few months which includes re-opening of salons, cinema halls and theatres, gyms, community halls, churches, and much more. And in phase four, all the restrictions would be lifted up. It’ll be the final phase.
California has a surge of more than 61,000 cases and 2,500 deaths to date. Friday’s reopening’s come as California has avoided the surge of infections unlike the other states of America.
The new guidelines follow small but sustained protests across California in demand of relaxations to regulate the downfall of the economy of the state.
Some countries have already been opened partially in defiance of precautionary measures.
Tsai, surgeon and health policy researcher said that “Reopening is going to be a very complicated process and it should be complicated.
Because this is about making sure that people don’t end up dying in the hospital. Social distancing isn’t an off switch.
In the coming weeks, the state and local leaders will have to watch closely and prepare to dial the distancing back up if the number of cases surges.”