More than 30 million Americans have filed for unemployment since mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic – and that includes many in our own community. Families are facing unprecedented financial hardship and local businesses are either closing for good, or are barely hanging on.
There is no doubt about it: we have to re-open the economy. But how and when we do it, matters – reopening needs to be a matter of prudence and risk management.
Whether it’s through a breakthrough vaccine, expanded testing, more support for workers and small businesses, creative solutions from the private sector, or a combination of factors, successfully reopening our economy is going to take a dedicated partnership between communities, businesses and government.
As of May 8th, all counties in California have been approved for phase two reopening. Counties that have filed attestations with the state related to healthcare capacity, testing, protection of vulnerable populations and essential workers, and other factors have been approved for more rapid re-openings. As of May 19, seven of the ten counties in Congressional District 4 have filed and published such attestations (Nevada, Placer, El Dorado, Amador, Calaveras, Tuolumne, and Mariposa). We will update this page as more updated and county-specific guidance comes online.
Below, you will find some links with more information about how reopenings will be rolling out in communities across District 4.