COVID-19 in California: In the advent of declining cases of COVID-19 in California, the state governors to make paths into the new phase of this pandemic.
It all happened on Thursday when the governor of California, Gavin Newsom declared an effective plan for the people to be better able to live with coronavirus.
Newsom stated that the plan created at a time when COVID-19 in California is declining doesn’t mean to be a victory over the coronavirus. Instead, it would simply be a new phase to address all the challenges and realities of Covid infection.
NEW: The next phase of California’s COVID-19 response is here.
The SMARTER Plan focuses on what works, based on lessons learned from the last 2 years –
— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) February 17, 2022
This is what Newsom stated while addressing media personnel, “We move out of the pandemic phase, and we move into a phase which should allow confidence that we are not walking away – that we’re taking the lessons learned, and we’re leaning into the future,” he said.
COVID-19 in California: Plan is Ready
The plan basically covers some crucial steps including monitoring data along with ensuring all the frontline conditions of the state. It’s also to check if the state is prepared well to respond effectively against the new and emerging COVID-19 in California variants from time to time.
It also stressed maintain a proper surveillance systems along with sequencing at least 10% of positive COVID-19 test specimens to check the rise or fall of the coronavirus.
But the above plan doesn’t seem to provide appropriate metrics to trigger the basic implementation of mitigation measures like wearing of mask.
“It is clear the virus will remain with us for some time, if not forever,” the plan states. “It is less clear how often and how much it will continue to impact our health and well-being. However, we know what works and have built the necessary tools over the last two years that allows us to learn and hone our defenses to this virus as it evolves.”
To be precise, the plan for California is to highlight a growing desire among state leaders to come forward and chart paths into the new phase of the pandemic, especially when coronavirus cases are declining.
“We want to give people a break from things like mask wearing when these metrics are better and then have the ability to reach for them again should things worsen,” CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said on Wednesday.