San Andreas, CA….On May 13, 2020, the California Department of Public Health accepted the local attestation submitted by Calaveras County officials to move further into Stage 2 of Reopening. The local attestations can be viewed on the State webpage https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/Local-Variance-Attestations.aspx. Counties that have met certain criteria in containing COVID-19 may consider increasing the pace at which they advance through Stage 2 of California’s roadmap to modify the Stay-at-Home order. “The goal is to open Calaveras County in a way that minimizes the risk for COVID-19,” said Dr. Dean Kelaita, Calaveras County Health Officer. “We have met the readiness criteria from the State and can fully move into Stage 2.”
Further movement into Stage 2 means that the certain businesses can re-open so long as they meet State requirements that include:
1. Performing a detailed risk assessment and implement a site-specific protection plan
2. Train employees on how to limit the spread of COVID-19, including how to screen themselves for symptoms and stay home if they have them
3. Implement individual control measures and screenings
4. Implement disinfecting protocols
5. Implement physical distancing guidelines
Industry specific detail about how to meet these State requirements can be found at: https://covid19.ca.gov/roadmap/. Businesses that are allowed to reopen as part of Stage 2 should keep their risk assessment and site-specific protection plan on hand at their place of business so that customers who wish to see it, can.
Not all businesses qualify for re-opening as part of advancing in Stage 2. Only the following businesses can re-open in Stage 2 with modifications at this time:
Destination retail, including shopping malls and swap meets.
Personal services, limited to: car washes, pet grooming, tanning facilities, and landscape gardening.
Office-based businesses (telework remains strongly encouraged)
Dine-in restaurants (other amenities, like bars or gaming areas, are not permitted)
Outdoor museums and open gallery spaces
This list may be periodically updated so we encourage the public to visit: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/Local-Variance-Attestations.aspx for the latest updates.
Not permitted in Stage 2:
Personal services such as nail salons, tattoo parlors, gyms and fitness studios
Entertainment venues with limited capacities, such as movie theaters, gaming, gambling, and arcade venues, and pro sports
Indoor museums, kids museums and gallery spaces, zoos and libraries
Community centers, including public pools, playgrounds, and picnic areas
Limited-capacity religious services and cultural ceremonies
Live audience sports
Hotels/lodging for leisure and tourism – non-essential travel
For more information visit https://covid19.calaverasgov.us/. Call the Community Service Call Center at (209) 754-2896 if you have questions about the COVID-19 pandemic.