Leadership | 04.28.20
Guidelines for Reopening the Government
This blog was originally published on NAMSS Insights: A Blog for Medical Services Professionals.
In mid-April, President Donald Trump released Guidelines for Opening Up America Again. The initiative provides gating criteria that states and regions can use to determine the appropriate time for states to begin taking steps to reopening businesses, schools, and public spaces. The plan enables state governors to decide when their states and regions within their states should begin reopening. Each phase of the Administration’s reopening plan includes guidelines for states, individuals, and employers.
The Opening Up America Gating Criteria requires states to meet the following milestones before beginning the phased re-opening process:
- A downward trajectory in flu-like and COVID-like syndromic cases for 14 days
- A downward trajectory in COVID-19 cases over a 14-day period
- Hospital capacity to provide crisis care and implement/activate
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