What California Has Done Right in Battling COVID-19

California, the first state to issue stay-at-home orders to reduce the spread of COVID-19, is now mulling a framework for getting people back to their jobs and lives.

“It’s still too early to know with certainty the effectiveness of various public health and healthcare measures on infection and death rates by state,” said Jennifer Prah Ruger, PhD, a professor of health equity, economics, and policy as well as the founder of the Health Equity and Policy Lab (HEPL) at the University of Pennsylvania.

“But early information suggests that California has acted quickly, early, and proactively [while] Washington acted quickly with social distancing measures,” she told Healthline.