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California to pull ’emergency brake’ on reopening plan
California Governor Gavin Newsom announced the state would “pull the emergency brake” on its plans to reopen and tighten restrictions to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
Daily cases, however, in the state of California have doubled in the past 10 days. It is simply the fastest increase California has seen since the start of this pandemic. Regarding our plan that we released about 11 weeks ago, when we announced the plan for a safer economy, we talked about our ability to make progress not only forward, but also to move forward – in reversing. We also talked about an emergency brake based on data and conditions that would provide a framework of flexibility to tighten restrictions. Now we have countries where we are coming back based on this master plan, based on the emergency brake, based on the protocols that we put in place when we announced this plan 11 weeks ago, which will allow us to step back or for that matter, as long as we see some stability to allow us some flexibility going forward. But the counties have to back down after a week, not just two weeks. As you may recall, we collect data, we evaluate it with our local health workers in the State of California. We have a protocol and a two week process to do it as per the announcement we are making today. The counties will come back after a week, not two weeks.
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