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Governor Gavin Newsom's Six Key Indicators


April 14, 2020 Governor Gavin Newsom unvieled his Six Key Indicators, a decision making framework to consider BEFORE the stay-at-home and other orders during the COVID-19 pandemic will be modified: California’s Roadmap to Modify the Stay-at-Home Order.


Governor Newsom states that “While Californians have stepped up in a big way to flatten the curve and buy us time to prepare to fight the virus, at some point in the future we will need to modify our stay-at-home order”. Newsom also stated that “As we contemplate reopening parts of our state, we must be guided by science and data, and we must understand that things will look different than before.”


Actions will be aligned to achieve the following:

  • Ensure our ability to care for the sick within our hospitals;

  • Prevent infection in people who are at high risk for severe disease;

  • Build the capacity to protect the health and well-being of the public; and

  • Reduce social, emotional and economic disruptions

Six indicators for modifying the stay-at-home order are the:

  • Ability to monitor and protect our communities through testing, contact tracing, isolating, and supporting those who are positive or exposed;

  • Ability to prevent infection in people who are at risk for more severe COVID-19;

  • Ability of the hospital and health systems to handle surges;

  • Ability to develop therapeutics to meet the demand;

  • Ability for businesses, schools, and child care facilities to support physical distancing; and

  • Ability to determine when to reinstitute certain measures, such as the stay-at-home orders, if necessary.


For more information on California’s response, visit covid19.ca.gov.


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