SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KGO) — On Monday, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a shared vision and joint framework to reopen California during his daily update on the state’s response to the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Similar to New York’s framework to reopen the state, Newsom will release a detailed plan for easing social distancing guidelines Tuesday at 12 p.m. The shared vision for reopening the state was developed with governors from Oregon and Washington.
While each state is building a state-specific plan, Newsom reassured that the “incremental release of stay-at-home orders” is a decision made in coordination with the two western states to keep people healthy and safe, using “science to guide our decision-making and not political pressure,” in an apparent rebuke to President Trump who asserted that it was his call for when states can reopen.
The West Coast is guided by science. We issued stay at home orders early to keep the public healthy. We’ll open our economies with that same guiding principle.
CA, WA, and OR will work together on a shared vision focused on health–not politics. Together–we’ll meet this moment. https://t.co/o1lTRudVwC
— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) April 13, 2020
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