COVID-19 News: April 15, 2020

  • The League of California Cities released a roadmap to modify the stay-at home order.
    • The bulk of the roadmap is identifying the key questions that will need to be answered to determine if California has met the state’s six criteria for easing restrictions
  • The World Health Organization released their six criteria that “any government that wants to start lifting restrictions” must meet:
    • Disease transmission is under control
    • Health systems are able to “detect, test, isolate and treat every case and trace every contact”
    • Hot spot risks are minimized in vulnerable places, such as nursing homes
    • Schools, workplaces and other essential places have established preventive measures
    • The risk of importing new cases “can be managed”
    • Communities are fully educated, engaged and empowered to live under a new normal
      • Note: these align pretty clearly with California’s six criteria. The outliers are the WHO’s criteria include “the risk of importing new cases can be managed” and California’s include “the ability to determine when to reinstitute certain measures, such as stay-at-home orders, if necessary”
  • The World Health Organization released an 18-page strategy update.
  • This morning, San Francisco Mayor Breed announced the launch of a new contact tracing program
    • This program will use technology to improve tracing ability to meet one of the criteria for easing shelter in place restrictions
    • To read more, click here
  • The IRS released their portal for those who have filed for their 2019 tax returns and are eligible for the economic impact payment from the CARES Act. This application can be used to:
    • Check your payment status
    • Confirm your payment type: check or direct deposit
    • Enter your direct deposit information if the IRS does not have it
    • If you filed for tax returns and qualify for the payment, click here to access the application.

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