California is the first state to be locked down due to the coronavirus pandemic. It plans to fully reopen the state’s activities and businesses on June 15. The reason is that the state’s infection rate has fallen and hospitalization rates have been low. U.S. Health and Public Service Department Mark Ghaly announced on Tuesday.
In view of the large number of Covid-19 vaccinations so far (more than 20 million doses today), the state will stop using the four-tier system, known as the “safer economic blueprint”, which has been since August last year. start to implement. Gary pointed out that the reasons for the state̵
California reported the lowest positive rate in the United States at 1.7%, which is far lower than the 17.1% at its peak when the state surged from the holiday season in early January.
The entire state will reopen as a whole on June 15 instead of adopting the county-by-county approach used to tighten and relax restrictions for most of the year.
Ghaly promised that state health officials will continue to use science and data to guide the reopening and will closely monitor the variants, adding that if the number of Covid-19 hospitalizations increases, “necessary precautions” will be taken.
California’s mask regulations will continue to be enforced, especially for the “high-risk” indoor environment that Gally called. Ghaly said: “Covering is a key protection function that can protect people who have not yet been eligible for a vaccine.”
Number of vaccinations in California: Galley said California has so far received 7 million more vaccine doses than any other state, more than many other countries, including France and Germany. Approximately 70% of Californian seniors have received at least one dose of the vaccine, and more than 4 million doses have been vaccinated in the state’s worst-hit communities.
“We are studying the supply and availability of the vaccine. If there is no supply, we may make some adjustments until June 15. We need to ensure that all Californians who are interested in getting the vaccine are eligible to get the vaccine within a reasonable time Vaccination.”
California currently has no plans to implement or have a vaccine passport program system, but some companies are already exploring options for verifying that their customers have been vaccinated.
Dee Dee Myers, the state’s economic adviser, said: “Part of the reason is that we can safely increase production capacity and will also provide incentives because people have been vaccinated so they can do more activities. .”
Certain departments, such as large conferences with more than 5,000 people, will be required to prove that all participants have been vaccinated or tested. This restriction will continue until October 1. Gary also talked about the multi-day Coachella Music Festival, which attracts thousands of people to the Southern California desert every year, and pointed out that it may not be able to reopen on the same scale and scale, but state officials Working with organizers and event planners to ensure the safety of all participants.
Since Covid-19 first began to threaten the world, nearly 3.6 million Californians have been infected and more than 58,000 people have lost their lives.