SAN DIEGO–Thirteen is the number of triggers the County will be monitoring to make sure it is OK to continue a further reopening of the local economy.
On their own, any of the following criteria – community outbreaks, limited intensive care unit capacity, and supply of personal protective equipment – would indicate a worsening of COVID-19 activity in the region and cause modifications to the Health Officer Order.
Combinations of the other ten triggers also can cause a modification of the Health Officer Order.
To help the public understand and monitor COVID-19 activity in the region, the County has launched a dashboard of all 13 triggers that would show a green or
“All of the triggers are now green, and this is very good news,” said Wilma Wooten, M.D., M.P.H., County public health officer. “However, people must continue to follow public health guidance to ensure these triggers stay green.”
Wooten added that given the region’s current successes in responding to COVID-19 she is comfortable with the County having the authority to set its own pace to move into Stage 3 of reopening.
“We recognize that the community is hurting in terms of businesses being closed,” Wooten said. “Our metrics support the fact that we can open…We hope that other industries will also open up.”