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Posted on: April 28, 2020

Governor Newsom Announces Plan for Future Modification of the Stay-At-Home Order


Today, April 28, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom announced details on how CA plans to modify the Stay-At-Home order in the future. The governor made the announcement with "cautious optimism" as the state looks toward easing statewide stay-at-home orders within the next few weeks, instead of months. 

These modifications are based on science, health & data & will happen in 4 stages. We are currently in stage one:

Stage 1: Where we’re at right now

  • Continue to build out testing, contact tracing, PPE and hospital surge capacity
  • Making essential workforce environments as safe as possible

Stage 2: Low risk occupations that can accommodate physical distancing

  • Retail
  • Manufacturing 
  • Offices where telework isn’t possible open
  • The state will also begin opening up some parks and public spaces
  • Health officials say childcare facilities are also looped into this phase

Stage 3: Open higher risk environments with adaptations and limits on size of gatherings 

  • Personal care such as barbers, salons, and gyms
  • Entertainment venues like movie theaters, sports without live audiences
  • In person religious services and weddings

Stage 4: End of stay at home order 

  • Once therapeutics have been developed

Governor Newsom did not provide a specific timeline for when the state’s economy will begin reopening or when restrictions will be lifted.

To view the Governor’s Press Conference, visit: 

Governor's Press Conference
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