Sacramento County gets Approval to Accelerate Stage 2

May 19, 2020
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As some counties are accelrating their re-open plans, Sacramento County has been given approval to accelerate its stage 2 re-open plan. “The California Department of Public Health set out clear and specific criteria for this attestation, and Sacramento County has demonstrated that we have the ability to protect the public and essential workers and can move further into Stage 2,” said Dr. Peter Beilenson, Director of Health Services. “It remains critical that people continue to stay home as much as possible, practice social distancing, follow good hygiene and cleaning practices and stay home when they are sick.” (Source: Sac County News). Sacramento County's re-open plan differs slightly from the 'State's Resilience Roadmap'. Here are some changes that may happen on or before May 22: 

  • Religious services and special ceremonies, such as graduations, can only be drive-through

  • Outdoor gatherings, such as weddings, funerals and family gatherings can have a maximum of 10 people with strict social distancing

The California Department of Public Health has implemented a state re-open guidance plan for dine-in restaurants and a checklist for those businesses to follow to keep customers and their employees safe. Other re-open categories include:

  • Small offices may reopen when telework is not possible
  • Child care, day care and family day care
  • Outdoor gyms
  • Outdoor museums, art galleries and theaters
  • Resumption of full public transportation
  • Micro enterprise retail and storefronts—which means 10 employees or less—may re-open

 The following are still NOT PERMITTED to operate: 

  • Personal services such as hair and nail salons, tattoo parlors and gyms
  • Hospitality services, such as bar​s, wineries, tasting rooms and lounges that do not offer sit-down, dine-in meals
  • Entertainment venues, such as movie theaters, gaming, gambling, and arcade venues, and pro sports, indoor museums and gallery spaces, zoos, and libraries
  • Community centers, public pools, playgrounds, and picnic areas
  • Religious services and cultural ceremonies that are indoor and/or have more than 10 people gathered
  • Nightclubs
  • Concert venues
  • Live audience sports
  • Festivals
  • Theme parks
  • Hotels/lodging for leisure and tourism

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