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PHASE 1: RAPID SPREAD

WHAT THIS PHASE LOOKS LIKE

COVID-19 is rapidly spreading. The number of COVID-19 positive patients in the hospital, in ICU beds, and on ventilators is increasing. The public health response relies on dramatic mitigation measures, like stay at home orders and social distancing, to slow the spread of the virus and prevent a surge that overwhelms the health care system. With a Stay at Home order in place, only essential businesses are in operation and activities outside of the home are limited to essentials, like grocery shopping.

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WHAT’S OPEN?

Gatherings: Essential gatherings, such as religious services, of 10 or fewer allowed; No non-essential gatherings of any size

Travel: Non-essential travel discouraged

Health care: Emergency procedures and COVID-19 care only

Education and child care: Remote learning in P-12 schools and higher education; Child care in groups of 10 or fewer for essential workers

Outdoor recreation: Walking, hiking and biking permitted; State parks closed

Businesses:

  • Manufacturing: Essential manufacturing only
  • “Non-essential” businesses: Employees of “non-essential” businesses are required to work from home except for Minimum Basic Operations
  • Bars and restaurants: Open for delivery, pickup and drive-through only
  • Entertainment: Closed
  • Personal care services and health clubs: Closed
  • Retail: Essential stores are open with strict restrictions; Non-essential stores are closed

HOW WE MOVE TO THE NEXT PHASE

Cases and Capacity:

  • Slowing of new case growth
  • Availability of surge capacity in adult medical and surgical beds, ICU beds, and ventilators

Testing:

  • Ability to perform 10,000 tests per day statewide
  • Testing available in region for any symptomatic health care workers and first responders

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