It's "how do we begin reopening SAFELY?"
I am proud to share a new COVID-Local.org tool to help communities answer that question:
Importantly, those risks are different at different phases of reopening - so the phase criteria must be as well.
That's potentially dangerous.
So in each phase, the criteria must be INCREASINGLY stringent.
- the local infection rate
- testing and surveillance
- contact tracing and case investigation
- health care readiness
- protection of at-risk populations
1: Current lockdowns
2: Initial re-opening; prioritize low-risk and moderate/high criticality services
3: Economic recovery; wide re-opening of all but highest-risk activities
4: New normal; fullest feasible openness prior to vaccine