Public Health Principles for a Phased Reopening During COVID-19: Guidance for Governors

Publication Date

April 17, 2020

Page Number

23

Link to Report

Download

Download

Authors

As chains of transmission begin to decline, along with new COVID-19 cases, decisions are needed at the state level on how to transition out of strict physical distancing.  Decision-makers must make choices based on individual situations in their states, risk levels, and resource assessments.  This report offers a framework for considering risks of likely transmission, and assessing nonessential businesses, schools and childcare facilities, outdoor spaces, community gathering spaces, transportation, etc.  It is essential to move from strict physical distancing to a staged reopening phase, and to communicate that rational clearly.  “Reopening will increase the risk of COVID-19 spread…there is no way to completely guard against that.”  An Appendix lists leadership considerations in “Planning to Restore Community Vitality.”

Also see: JHU/CHS COVID-19 Dashboard for a daily update of total confirmed cases and deaths by country and region.

Share and follow us via:

Recent Articles:

  • Our world is in the midst of multiple crises, aggravated by the COVID-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine.  This includes a crisis in education and learning, notably at K-12…

  • An international philanthropy organization that grants to various non-profit organizations in various areas such as education, arts and culture, and social welfare. It aims to impact society through its projects…

  • Introduction While fossil fuels continue to dominate energy production and consumption, the press of climate change has made it abundantly clear that the ecological costs of greenhouse gas emitting power…