The goal of this reopening plan is to methodically allow businesses, services, and activities to resume, while avoiding a resurgence of COVIS- 19 that could overwhelm our healthcare system and erase the progress we’ve made so far.
The Government data-driven approach to reopening the economy used a framework that considered the public health risk and the economic benefit of reopening each of the closed sectors of our economy. In addition to this framework, we looked to what other countries are doing, including our immediate neighbors and those that were similarly impacted by COVID-19.
Framework to inform sectors that need to be considered for reopening at each stage
Critical Risk - Full Lockdown
High Risk - Response
Medium Risk - Protection
Moderate Risk - Full Operations
Moderate Risk - Full Operations
Low Risk - Sustainable Recovery
How did we reach a moderate level of severity?The Ministry of Health data indicates a significant decrease in the number of internal infections within 14 days, and also indicates that it is less than 10 cases per day. It was also found that the ratio of detected cases to the number of examinations is less than 0.5% and therefore Jordan is considered to be in a moderate risk stage.
Monitor progression to ensure sufficient system capacity to meet needs
Set business practices that adhere to the Mandatory Workplace Safety Standards and Sector-Specific Protocols for your industry
Abide by employer practices that adhere to the mandatory safety standards and sector specific protocols
Doubling the number of cases for 3 consecutive days (example 20, 40, 80) OR 3 Clusters of unknown origin of infection OR more than 140 cases in one day OR 3% or more of the tests are positive (conducted in one day).
Total Lockdown Stage
Only supply chains of essential businesses (Appendix 1)
Aggressive PCR testing: 100% of testing capacity; and increase contact tracing efforts to at least 80% of the epidemiological investigation team’s capacity
More than 20 local cases per day for 7 consecutive days OR 2% to 3% of tests are positive (conducted in one day) All cases are to be of local transmission and inside Jordan.
Partial lockdown: focus on Response efforts
Activities from critical stage plus the below in 50% capacity (Appendix 2):
Number of cases between 10-20 for more than 7 consecutive days OR 1% to 2%of test results to be positive (conducted inone day). All cases are of local transmission and inside Jordan.
Partial lockdown: Focus on protection efforts
Activities from previous stages in full capacity plus below (Appendix 3):
Exceptions from higher risk stage plus the below:
Aggressive PCR testing: 80% of testing capacity; increased contact tracing efforts to 100% of the epidemiological investigation team’s capacity
Number of cases are less than 10 for 7 consecutive days OR 0.5% to 1% of test results are positive (conducted one day) All cases are of local transmission and inside Jordan
Limited lockdown: Focus efforts to reach full operations
All economic and social activities with 100% capacity excluding the activities mentioned in the exceptions (suspended activities): +Public administration and security apparatus
The following categories in addition to the exceptions mentioned in the previous stages:
Aggressive PCR testing: 70% of testing capacity; increased contact tracing efforts to 100% of the epidemiological investigation team’s capacity
No new local cases for 10 consecutive days
No lockdown: focus on Sustainable Recovery
All activities are open including:
All industrial sectors 50% for each shift