ALAMEDA, CA — Alameda County and other Bay Area health departments issued a joint order on Monday "that allows retail establishments to offer storefront pick-up, and also allows the manufacturing, warehousing, and logistical operations that support retail to resume."
It's a significant step toward loosening the strict stay-at-home order that we've been under for weeks.
And then Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that the state is moving toward Phase 3 of reopening.
All reopening plans are based on the stabilization of coronavirus cases, hospitalizations, and deaths.
On Monday, the Alameda County Public Health Department announced that 42 people in Alameda have been diagnosed with coronavirus since the start of the pandemic, compared to 39 last Monday.
In Alameda County, there have been 2,457 cases and 83 deaths.
Statewide, there have been 3,242 deaths, while nationwide, 90,194 Americans have died. In the past week, 10,000 people have died of coronavirus in the United States.
Back here at home, health officials said in a join statement that the following indicators allowed the loosening of restrictions:
The trend of new cases of COVID-19 has been stable or decreasing, even with increased testing
The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 is stable or declining, and hospital capacity is sufficient for both COVID-19 patients and other patients who need hospital care
More COVID-19 tests are being performed in our region each day
Hospitals are reporting improved supply of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), though shortages continue in certain healthcare settings
There is increased capacity for case investigation and contact tracing
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