State Moving to `SMARTER’ Framework for Continued Co-Existence with COVID

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Marking a shift in the battle against COVID-19, state officials today announced a framework based on the idea that the virus will be a continuing presence, and moving California into an ongoing state of readiness to address localized outbreaks and respond to potential new variants of the virus -- while trying to give residents at least a sense of normalcy."We are moving past the crisis phase into a phase where we will work to live with this virus, and we will maintain a readiness posture and stay on top of the nature of change that is so self-evident with this pandemic and disease,'' Gov. Gavin Newsom said at a news conference in Fontana. "We are moving ... away from a more control construct of mandates to one where we create the conditions and an environment where
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