Gov. targets June 15 for reopening Ca.

Gov. targets June 15 for reopening Ca.This week, Governor Gavin Newsom set a June 15 benchmark for fully reopening the state’s economy. He emphasized that moving on is contingent on Californians continuing to wear masks and remain vigilant to curb the spread of COVID-19.

A news release from the Governor’s office cited two criteria for fully reopening on June 15:

• If vaccine supply is sufficient for Californians 16 years and older who wish to be inoculated; and

• If hospitalization rates are stable and low.

In response to the Governor’s announcement, California Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Allan Zaremberg said in a statement:

“The diligent efforts of all Californians to follow COVID-19 safety protocols will pay off on June 15th. Californians should be congratulated for their sacrifices and patience in working to protect public health.

“We also appreciate the Governor’s leadership to safely reopen California’s economy. California is leading the way on safety as we see vaccination rates climb and hospitalization and infection rates fall sharply.”

Story First Published: 2021-04-23