The County of San Diego introduced a framework following federal and state guidelines for how the county and cities could begin with a “careful and deliberate” implementation of a phased reopening plan potentially as of May 1.
County officials emphasized two criteria that must be met before we begin a phased reopening:
1. Downward trajectory of positive cases as a percentage of daily total tests (14-day trend)
2. Downward trajectory of hospitalizations (14-day trend)
PARKS – Cities should start preparing a plan to reopen parks safely:
- Currently, parking lots are closed, group activities are banned, and play structures are closed. These restrictions will be relaxed as identified below
- Now jurisdictions should draft plan for reopening, including:
- Parking lots may open at 50% capacity
- Limit gatherings in parks to household units, not large groups
- Cleaning protocols for park restrooms
- Must have staff on hand to enforce all park restrictions
- Consider separate hours for vulnerable populations (seniors)
- Consider separate hours for joggers and one-way direction for runners/hikers
- Recreation centers remain closed
- Play structures still closed
BUSINESSES – still must abide by California Governor’s essential business order, but all businesses should prepare to reopen when allowed:
- Emphasize and maximize telework or telecommuting
- May require face coverings for all employees and even visitors
- Sanitation protocols must be in place
A postcard is being developed for distribution to all households in Chula Vista in English and Spanish. The information focuses on food resources, a Chula Vista help line to request food deliveries for homebound residents, and other information for residents and businesses. The resources and information will be useful even when some restrictions are relaxed.
As of April 20, Global cases are 2,435,876 and 167,592 deaths; United States cases are 766,212 with 40,905 deaths; California, 31,675 cases with 1,180 deaths. In San Diego County, there are 2,325 cases and 72 deaths. Of those cases, 50% are residents ages 20 – 49 years; 1,172 are male, 1,149 are female, and 4 are no gender reported. There have been 562 residents admitted to the hospital with 189 of those admitted to the ICU. As of April 19, there are 258 cases in Chula Vista.
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