In a press conference, Governor Gavin Newsom mentioned that he will be unveiling a plan for easing restrictions in California.
Newsom, along with governors from Oregon and Washington, released a joint statement today, announcing the formation of a Western States Pact, in an effort to collaborate to re-open the economy.
“I don’t want to overstate this vision, I don’t want to overstate this framework. And I don’t want to understate the imperative of meeting this moment by continuing to practice appropriate social distancing and practicing physical distancing, so we can continue to bend the curve,” said Newsom.
Back on March 19, in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19, Newsom declared a shelter-in-place order, asking all residents to stay home and only leave for essential items, services, or work. At the time, he did not offer an end date. On April 1, Newsom also announced that California schools would be closed until the end of the academic year.
At today’s press conference, the California Governor spoke of an “incremental release of stay-at-home orders that advance the fundamental principal of keeping people healthy, keeping people safe, using science to guide our decision-making, and not political pressure…”
Tomorrow, at his noon press conference, Newsom will lay out plans for the easing of restrictions in California in the coming weeks.