Review: Indiana joins 6 other midwestern states in partnership to guide reopening economy

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Review: Indiana joins 6 other midwestern states in partnership to guide reopening economy

Review: Indiana joins 6 other midwestern states in partnership to guide reopening economy

This press release describes the economy reopening framework agreed upon by the bipartisan group of governors from Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.

The governors indicate that the economy will not open all at once. Furthermore, they also note that while the states will closely coordinate, that doesn’t mean all 7 states will be taking the same steps at the same time. The statement indicates that their decision making process will be driven by considerations of citizen health and safety: “We will make decisions based on facts, science, and recommendations from experts in health care, business, labor, and education.”

Four factors will be closely followed while making reopening decisions:

• Sustained control of the rate of new infections and hospitalizations.
• Enhanced ability to test and trace.
• Sufficient health care capacity to handle resurgence.
• And best practices for social distancing in the workplace.

|2020-04-16T21:11:20-04:00April 16th, 2020|COVID-19 Literature|Comments Off on Review: Indiana joins 6 other midwestern states in partnership to guide reopening economy

About the Author: Ross Silverman

Ross Silverman
Ross D. Silverman, JD, MPH, is Professor of Health Policy and Management at Indiana University Fairbanks School of Public Health and Professor of Public Health and Law at Indiana University McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis. He is a member of the IU Centers on Health Policy and Bioethics. His research focuses on public health and medical law, policy, and ethics, and law's impact on health outcomes and vulnerable populations. He also serves as Associate Editor on Legal Epidemiology for Public Health Reports, the official journal of the Office of the U.S. Surgeon General and the U.S. Public Health Service. His most recent Covid-19 publications include: "Ensuring Uptake of Vaccines Against SARS-CoV-2" in the New England Journal of Medicine (with MM Mello & SB Omer), and "Covid-19: control measures must be equitable and inclusive" in BMJ (with ZD Berger, NG Evans & AL Phelan)

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