Ridiculously Strict Requirements Must Be Met Before 11 Of California’s Largest Counties Can Reopen

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Ridiculously Strict Requirements Must Be Met Before 11 Of California’s Largest Counties Can Reopen

The above is my version of title by Alex Martichoux at ABC7News.

In order to be approved for further reopening, these 11 counties have to prove to the state they meet the following criteria:

    • Stable or decreasing hospitalization rate OR no more than 20 people hospitalized in the county for the last 14 days
    • No more than 25 individuals diagnosed with COVID-19 per 100,000 residents over past 14 days
    • Test positivity rate of less than 8%
    • Essential workers must have access to PPE
    • A minimum capacity of 1.5 tests per 1,000 residents daily
    • At least 15 contact tracers per 100,000 residents
    • Ability to temporarily house 15% of the county’s homeless population
    • Hospitals are equipped to handle a 35% surge at minimum
    • Nursing facilities have a two-week supply of PPE
  • Continue to monitor metrics to potentially re-enact restrictions