California plans to reopen on June 15


Published: 2021-04-07 11:44

Last Updated: 2021-04-11 20:45

Picture from CNN
Picture from CNN

Tuesday, the Governor of California Gavin Newsom said the American state plans to fully reopen its economy as of June 15, if vaccine supplies are sufficient enough to vaccinate everyone over the age of 16 who wishes to get vaccinated and COVID-19 hospital admissions are low and stable.

Tuesday Newsom tweeted, "BREAKING: CA has administered 20+ million vaccinations. We have the lowest positivity rate in the US. Stable hospitalizations. Now, we’re looking forward. We’re setting our eyes on fully reopening by June 15th — with commonsense measures like masking. Mask up & get vaxed, CA."

The Office of the Governor of California also tweeted "We've made incredible progress controlling the spread of #COVID19. 20M vaccinations. The lowest positivity rate in the U.S. Stable hospitalizations. CA is now looking forward—with vaccinations & mandated masking, we’re setting our eyes on June 15th to fully reopen our economy."

Newsom explained that if the number of COVID-19 cases are low and vaccines plentiful, businesses will be allowed to reopen fully while continuing to require customers and employees to wear facemasks and encourage people to get vaccinated.

At the beginning of the pandemic, California was among the first states to shut down its economy and had, at one point, imposed the tightest restrictions. 

Since the start of the coronavirus crisis, California recorded approximately 3.6 million COVID-19 cases and 59,000 deaths.