Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti outlined five principles the city will use for reopening in a news conference on Wednesday.
He said this is consistent with what California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced on Tuesday.
Getting back to normal will take time but the more we do now, the sooner it will come, Garcetti said.
The five pillars Mayor Garcetti talked about in his plans to reopen the city are as follows:
- Strong system of testing for coronavirus
- Real time surveillance to detect and prevent new outbreaks
- Immediately respond to new cases with an aggressive approach
- Hospital capacity, specifically the ability to handle a surge in cases
- Ongoing research and development
He added that the city needed clear guidelines in place to prepare for a second or even third wave of cases.
The state of California has reported at least 26,837 coronavirus cases, including 865 deaths, according to figures compiled by Johns Hopkins University.