Framework

We are currently on Phase 2.

Indicators and conditions

The framework for this phased re-opening is:

Indicator/ConditionMetricAnalysis Based On
Trajectory of new confirmed casesDaily number of confirmed new casesGreen = Flat or negative growth rate in new cases in the most recent 14-day period
Capacity of healthcare systems to treat all patients without crisis care conditionsTotal effective ICU bed capacity percentageGreen = 85% or less Yellow = 86-95%  Red = Greater than 95%
Capacity of public health system to conduct surveillance, contact investigations, monitoring, outbreak management, and enforcementAbility to conduct syndromic surveillance, and rapidly detect any resurgence, outbreak, and/or hotspot.Green/Red status
Ability to receive lab reports within 24-48 hours, assign case to investigation within 12-24 hours, and complete investigation and tracing within 48 hours of assignment.Green/Red status
Ability to provide monitoring of individuals in isolation or quarantine at regular intervals, and identify barriers to compliance/refer for assistance.Green/Red status
Ability to respond to enforcement requests within 24 hours.Green/Red status
Availability of testing resources, capacity, and rapid data sharing of resultsAverage tests per day available outside of hospitals, which test approximately 1,000 per day. Non-hospital tests must have broad coverage distributed throughout the community.Green = Capacity of >2,400 average tests per day Yellow = Capacity of 700-2,400 average tests per day Red = Capacity of <700 average tests per day
Sufficient capacity of labs to run testsGreen/Red status
Rapid turnaround time for result sharing sufficient to meet Health Department needsGreen/Red status

In addition, the following contextual indicators will be monitored to provide further information for decision-making:

  • Trend in COVID-19 deaths
  • Hospitalizations of COVID-19 positive patients
  • Percentage of ventilators utilized in healthcare system
  • Percentage of hospital beds utilized in healthcare system
  • COVID-19 Compliant Protocol compliance by entities, monitoring reports from law and code enforcement
  • Social distancing compliance by members of the public
  • Adequate supplies of PPE, monitoring inventory assessments of healthcare system and Joint Task Force (for first responders)

Phase Guidelines

Universal requirements applicable to all phases

All entities must comply with the following universal guidelines, which are applicable to all phases:

  • Implementation of COVID-19 Compliant Protocol (CCP) (attached as Appendix A).
  • Adherence to social distancing protocol as outlined by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
  • Adherence to sanitization practices as outlined by the CDC.
  • Encourage and facilitate telework and minimize business travel to the greatest extent possible.
  • Implementation of policies to ensure employees do not work when ill.
  • Adherence to all other applicable CDC and industry “best practice” guidance and regulations.

Phase One

Indicators and conditions to enter this phase:

  • New cases: Green
  • System capacity: Green or yellow
  • Public health capacity: Green on all categories
  • Testing: Green or yellow (availability), green (capacity), green (timing)

General recommendations

  • Operations remain status quo for entities currently deemed essential, provided they continue to meet the CCP conditions.
  • Entities currently deemed non-essential, which have limited personal contact between staff and/or visitors, may re-open facilities with restrictions and limited occupancy as outlined in the sector-specific framework. This includes restaurants and gyms/fitness facilities.
  • Purposeful groups of more than 10 are not permitted.
  • Indoor and outdoor facilities and public spaces may open for general recreation and non-contact sports subject to the restrictions of the CCP.
  • Non-essential manufacturers/distributors, as well as offices and call centers, may re-open with restrictions and limited occupancy as outlined in the sector-specific framework.
  • Elective medical procedures that are deemed medically necessary may resume.

Phase Two

Indicators and conditions to enter this phase

  • New cases: Green for a 14-day period after entering Phase One
  • System capacity: Green or yellow
  • Public health capacity: Green on all categories
  • Testing: Green or yellow (availability), green (capacity), green (timing)

General recommendations

  • Non-essential businesses with close personal contact, such as hair and nail salons, may re-open with restrictions and limited occupancy as outlined in the sector-specific framework.
  • Facilities for contact sports may re-open with restrictions and limited occupancy as outlined in the sector-specific framework.
  • Purposeful groups of 50 or more not permitted.

Phase Three

Indicators and conditions to enter this phase

  • New cases: Green for a 14-day period after entering Phase Two
  • System capacity: Green or yellow
  • Public health capacity: Green on all categories
  • Testing: Green (availability), green (capacity), green (timing)

General recommendations

  • Purposeful groups of 50 or more are not permitted, although gatherings of 50+ may be allowable if supported by the characteristics of the space and a clear social distancing plan.
  • Larger venues may be permitted to operate under limited capacity and physical distancing protocols.