Assembly Man Jay Obernolte
Governor Newsom recently announced six factors that will serve as a framework before California’s economy will be reopened. Here are the six elements:
-Protect high risk groups, including seniors and those with underlying health conditions
-Ensure hospitals have enough beds and supplies to care for patients
-Ability to develop treatments to meet demand
-Ability of schools and businesses to support physical distancing
-Ability to decide when to reinstitute stay-at-home orders if needed
The Governor indicated that there is not a precise timeline for modifying the stay-at-home order, but that these six factors will help determine how to move forward. However, he signaled there would need to be a decline in hospital and ICU admissions for two weeks for modifications to begin.
He also noted that things would look different in California when the stay-at-home order is lifted. For example, restaurants will have fewer tables and classrooms will be reconfigured.
A big step towards reopening our state will be for Californians to continue social distancing measures; which are greatly working to help flatten our curve of hospitalizations.
Things are progressing slowly, but this is good news for Californians.
Please do not hesitate to contact my district office at 760-244-5277 or email me at Assemblymember.Obernolte@assembly.ca.gov if you have any questions or need help with a state agency. My office is available to assist you.
It is an honor to represent you.