In order to meet State criteria and open up more sectors of our community, we must increase our resiliency to COVID-19. The State has established a number of conditions for counties to move beyond State rules and reopen limited sectors such as dine-in restaurants and shopping centers. Each of these indicators must be met in order for the County to receive a variance allowing the County and local businesses to move into later Stage 2 of the governor’s Resilience Roadmap.
- <25 cases per 100,000 over 14 days, or less than 8% positive test rate
- Stable or decreasing hospitalization numbers over 14 days
- Guidance for employers
- Availability of supplies
- Daily testing volume of 1.5 per 1,000 people
- Tests available for 75% of residents
- Minimum contact tracing capabilities
- Housing units for 15% of homeless
- Ability to address 35% surge in cases
- Plan for workforce protective equipment
- Protective equipment for skilled nursing staff
- Prevent and mitigate infections in skilled nursing facilities
- With all indicators now met, Santa Cruz County is in the process of applying for a variance to move into full Stage 2 of the Resilience Roadmap.