Here is a rundown of what the Governor just announced. These are just my notes, from listening in.
- Stay at Home has been extended until May 8th.
- Schools: an announcement will be made tomorrow about the rest of the school year.
- We are flattening the curve, but not enough to re-open the state.
- We have slowed the rate of acceleration, which is a good thing.
- There is a push to get more testing across the state.
- There is also a push to have more surveillance tools in place to track possible COVID-19 infected people.
- Three-stage plan moving forward, forgetting the state reopened. When we are ready, it will be 3 phases to get the state reopened:
- Phase 1: Stay at home order will be modified to include allowing for people to move for any business that is open (can leave more than just for essentials), still will limit to mass gatherings of 10 people or less, parks can re-open, face coverings still recommended, same restrictions that are in place now will stay for nursing homes, assisted living, etc. This phase, once announced, is predicted to be in place for 2-3 weeks, before moving to the next phase.
- Phase 2: Stay at home order will be completely lifted, however, the vulnerable population will still be encouraged to stay home, restaurants, and places of worship can re-open, mass gathering amount will increase. The same restrictions that are in place now will stay for nursing homes, assisted living, etc. This phase, one announced will last 4-6 weeks.
- Phase 3: Loosen restrictions for the vulnerable population and restaurants and places of worship, mass gathering amounts will increase.
- All movement to different phases will be based on science and reaching a set benchmark, thus there might be a movement to different phases depending on benchmarks (like a move back to phase 1) that are reached or if any setbacks happen.