California Gov. Gavin Newsom said there "is no date" for when the state could reopen and residents could return to normalcy.
“No one wants to share the timeline for the return to normalcy than I do,” Newsom said at his daily press conference. However, “There is no date," he said.
“I wish I could prescribe a specific date ... and go back to normalcy,” he said. “I know so many of you demand and deserve clarity.”
Newsom warned, “You will be left wanting.” About lifting restrictions, the governor said, “We are not prepared to do that today. We won’t wait week to week, when we’re ready, we will make those announcements in real time.”
California is looking closely at six key indicators based on health science, not politics, the governor said. Those indicators are:
- Testing and tracking
- Protecting vulnerable populations
- Hospital preparedness, including personal protective equipment
- Developing treatments, including vaccines
- The ability to continue physical distancing, especially at schools and businesses
- The ability to reinstate stay home orders if needed