Yesterday RI Governor Gina Ramondo spoke yesterday in her press briefing about her plan to restart the economy during the Coronavirus pandemic. She outlined 6 key indicators that would need to be met in order to safely do that. They are: 1. Has the rate of spread continued to decrease? 2. Do we have the capacity to quickly identify community spread on an ongoing basis before a major outbreak occurs? 3. Do we have necessary supports in place for vulnerable populations and for anyone in quarantine? 4. Does our healthcare system have the capacity and PPE to handle further surges? 5. Do businesses, schools, child care sites, faith organizations and recreational spaces have plans for long term social distancing? 6. Are we prepared to re-impose measures or reclose certain sectors of the economy if that becomes necessary? The current stay at home order goes until May 8th, hopefully portions of the economy can be reopened at that point.
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