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California to fully reopen economy June 15 if COVID figures remain stable

California will aim to fully reopen its economy on June 15 if COVID-19 hospitalizations remain low and vaccine supplies adequately cover people ages 16 and older, Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) announced Tuesday.

Why it matters: More people have died of the coronavirus in California out of any state. Newsom has faced a growing recall effort in recent months as Californians have called on him to lift heavy-handed restrictions on businesses.

What they're saying: "We can now begin planning for our lives post-pandemic," Newsom said at a briefing. "We will need to remain vigilant and continue the practices that got us here — wearing masks and getting vaccinated — but the light at the end of this tunnel has never been brighter."

  • 20 million doses have been administered in California, with 4 million doses administered "under the more important equity metric," Newsom said. California has put aside 40% of its vaccine doses for its hardest-hit communities, Reuters reports.
  • "Those two milestones are significant," Newsom said. But the coronavirus and its variants are "still prevalent, still deadly, still a challenge that we need to tackle," he added.
  • The governor maintained the importance of following social distancing and said a mask mandate will remain in place even as restrictions are lifted.

The big picture: About 34.2% of California's over-16 population has received one dose, while 18.1% are fully vaccinated, according to Bloomberg's vaccine tracker.

  • The state has been receiving around 1 to 2 million vaccines per week from the federal government in recent weeks, Newsom said.

This story is breaking news. Please check back for updates.

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