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How long is each phase of the reopening?

A shift to Phase I will be considered with observable progress on the following four criteria: (1) the number of new cases has declined for at least 14 days; (2) rapid diagnostic testing capacity is sufficient to test, at minimum, all people with COVID-19 symptoms, as well as close contacts and those in essential roles; (3) the healthcare system is able to safely care for all patients, including having appropriate personal protective equipment for healthcare workers; and (4) there is sufficient public health capacity to conduct contact tracing for all new cases and their close contacts. Enough progress on the aforementioned criteria has warranted a shift to Phase I of recovery eff­orts which will go into e­ffect May 11th, 2020.

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1. How long is each phase of the reopening?
2. Will enforcement of these rules be the same during phase one as it has been in shut down?
3. When calculating 25% capacity, are employees included?
4. What is considered an essential business?
5. What are Essential Businesses & Operations?
6. When will gatherings of more than 10 be permitted?
7. What new testing capabilities are going to be available for Phase 2?
8. What is considered a "Hot Spot" for a COVID19 outbreak?
9. Why are Graduations separate from large gatherings?
10. Has there been a decline is cases that suggests the County should be moving into Phase 2?
11. How are people being notified of their COVID-19 test results following being tested?