Updates on Roadmap to Reopening

State Reopening Information

As of today (07/17/2020), Governor Gavin Newsom announces his plan for learning and safe schools ahead of the 2020–2021 school year, as the California Department of Public Health issued a framework for when and how schools should reopen for in-person instruction. The Governor’s plan centers on five key areas:

1) Safe in-person school based on local health data

2) Strong mask requirements for anyone in the school

3) Physical distancing requirements & other adaptations

4) Regular testing and dedicated contact tracing for outbreaks at schools

5) Rigorous distance learning

Link to Press Release: https://bit.ly/2WDK3DH

Effective immediately, (07/13/2020), California is closing some indoor business operations statewide and additional indoor business sectors in counties on the California Public Health Monitoring List for three consecutive days.
Indoor Operations to Close Statewide:
-Dine-In restaurants
-Wineries and tasting Rooms
-Movie Theaters
-Family Entertainment Centers
-Zoos and Museums
-Cardrooms
-Bars must close ALL operations

Indoor Operations to Close in Counties on County Monitoring List for 3 Days:
-Fitness Centers
-Places of worship
-Offices for non-critical sectors
-Personal Care Services
-Hair Salons and barbershops
-Malls

Link to State Website: https://covid19.ca.gov/

Link to County Monitoring List: https://covid19.ca.gov/roadmap-counties/

Effective immediately, California Department of Public Health is requiring counties that have been on the County Monitoring List for at least 3 days to move certain sectors outdoors or close.
In addition, all brewpubs, breweries, bars, and pubs in these counties must close immediately, both indoor and outdoor. Sectors to Close Indoor Operations:
-Restaurants
-Wineries & Tasting Rooms
-Movie Theaters
-Family Entertainment Centers
-Zoos and Museums
-Cardrooms
-Bars must close all operations 

Counties Impacted: 

Contra Costa
Fresno
Glenn
Imperial
Kern
Kings
Los Angeles
Merced
Orange
Riverside
Sacramento
San Bernardino
San Joaquin
Santa Barbara
Santa Clara
Solano
Stanislaus
Tulare
Ventura

For more information on County Variance:  https://covid19.ca.gov/roadmap-counties/

The Governor has issued a statewide face covering requirement for California which is effective immediately. Face coverings are required in public spaces (see guidance document linked). The California Department of Public Health has issued guidance on face coverings including all situations in which face coverings must be worn and also includes a list of exempt situations.
Starting June 18, Californians must wear face coverings in common and public indoor spaces and outdoors when distancing is not possible. Learn more about the guidance and limited exceptions on the California Department of Public Health website.
Face Coverings Must be worn in the following situations:
• When inside of any indoor public space or in line to enter one (unless exempted by state guidelines for specific public settings such as schools or childcare centers).

• When obtaining services from healthcare facilities including but not limited to hospitals, pharmacies, medical clinics, laboratories, physician or dental offices, veterinary clinics, or blood banks unless directed otherwise by an employee or healthcare provider.

• When waiting for, or riding on public transportation or paratransit or while in a taxi, private car service, or ride-sharing vehicle. Drivers operating any of these vehicles must also wear a face covering and are strongly encouraged to wear one even if there is no passenger present.

• While at work either at their workplace or off-site when they are interacting with any member of the public in-person, working in a space that is visited by members of the public regardless of whether anyone is actually present, working in a space where food is prepared or packaged for sale or distribution, while in common areas, such as hallways, stairways, elevators, and parking facilities.

• While in any room or enclosed area where other people who are not members of the individual’s own household or residence are present and they are unable to physically distance.

• While outdoors in public spaces where individuals are unable to maintain a physical distance of 6 feet from persons who are not members of the same household or residence.


Face coverings are exempt for the following individuals:

• Children two years of age or under due to the risk of suffocation.

• Individuals who have a medical condition, mental health condition, or disability where wearing a face covering can obstruct their breathing and those who are unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove a face covering without assistance.

• Individuals who are hearing impaired, or who communicate with an individual who is hearing impaired as the ability to see the mouth is essential for communication.

• Individuals who would face a work-related injury by wearing a face covering, as determined by local, state, or federal regulators or workplace safety guidelines.

• Individuals who are obtaining a service involving the nose or face where temporary removal of the face covering is necessary to perform the service.

• While eating or drinking at a restaurant or other establishment that offers food or beverage service. These individuals still must practice physical distancing of at least 6 ft from individuals who are not members of the same household or residence.

• Individuals who are engaged in outdoor work or recreation such as swimming, walking, hiking, bicycling, or running when alone or with household members and when they are able to maintain a distance of at least six feet from others.

• Individuals who are incarcerated. Prisons and jails will have specific guidance on the wearing of face coverings or masks for both inmates and staff as part of their mitigation plans.

Link to Online PDF of Guidance Issued by California Department of Public Health: www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/CDPH%20Document%20Library/COVID-19/Guidance-for-Face-Coverings_06-18-2020.pdf

Guidelines also available at: https://covid19.ca.gov/

Governor Gavin Newsom and California Department of Public Health Director, Dr. Sonia Angell announced today that based on state metrics, the state will begin gradually moving into Stage 2: Lower Risk Workplaces, starting this Friday, May 8th. The gradual transition into Stage 2 will include expanded retail and curbside pickup and associated manufacturing and supply chains. Examples provided by the State include bookstores, clothing stores, florists, and sporting goods. Not included at this time are offices (can telework), seated dining at restaurants, and shopping malls.

The Governor also issued a state ‘Report Card’ for how the state is doing in meeting key measures for moving into Stage 2. California is on track on the following statewide metrics:
-Stability of hospitalizations
– Personal Protective Equipment Inventory
– Healthcare Surge Capacity
– Testing Capacity
-Contact Tracing Capacity
-Public Health Guidance in Place

Release from Office of the Governor: https://www.gov.ca.gov/2020/05/04/governor-newsom-provides-update-on-californias-progress-toward-stage-2-reopening/

Governor Gavin Newsom announced details on how CA plans to modify the Stay-At-Home order in the future. These modifications are based on science, health & data & will happen in 4 stages:

Stage 1: Safety and Preparedness
-Continue to build out testing, contact tracing, PPE, and hospital surge capacity
-Making essential workforce environments as safe as possible 

Stage 1 info here: https://bit.ly/390cdhq

Stage 2: Lower Risk Workplaces
-Gradually opening some lower risk workplaces with adaptations.
Some examples:
-Retail (e.g. curbside pickup)
-Manufacturing
-Offices (when telework is not possible)
-More public spaces

Stage 2 info: https://bit.ly/2OhUdpc

Stage 3: High Risk Workplaces
-Open higher risk environments with adaptations and limits on size of gatherings
Examples:
-Personal care (hair and nail salons, gyms)
-Entertainment venues (movie theaters, sports without live audiences)
-In-person religious services (Churches, weddings) 

Stage 3 info: https://bit.ly/32df5pG

Stage 4: End of Stay-At-Home
-Re-open highest risk environments and venues once therapeutics have been developed
Examples:
-Concerts
-Convention Centers
-Live audience sports 

Stage 4 info: https://bit.ly/2DHpD6t

Please note: These stages are details on modifications to be made in the future to the EXISTING stay-at-home order. There is not a timeline available for these stages, and all modifications to the existing stay-at-home-order will be based on science, health, and data.

A county that has 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. Counties that have filed an attestation that they have met the readiness criteria, and are approved by the State to move through Stage 2 with implemented sector guidance in place will be listed on the State Public Health Department’s website.  

Link to Local Variance Attestations : https://bit.ly/2T5SPZI

Stage 1: Safety and Preparedness. Continue to build out testing, contact tracing, ppe, and hospital surge capacity. Making essential workforce environments as safe as possible.
Stage 2: Lower Risk Workplaces. Gradually opening some lower risk workplaces with adaptations. Retail (e.g.curbside pickup), Manufacturing, Offices (when telework is not possible), more public spaces.
Stage 3: Higher Risk Workplaces. Open higher risk environments with adaptations and limits on size of gatherings. Personal care (hair/nail salons, gyms), Entertainment venues (movie theaters, sports without live audiences), In-person religious services (churches, weddings)
Stage 4: end of stay at home. Re open highest risk environments and venues once therapeutics have been developed. (Concerts, convention centers, live audience sports)

Butte County Reopening Information

Offers an active information page providing information about the reopening process in Butte County as the County begins to open from restrictions in place from the Governor’s ‘Stay At Home’ order for both residents and low-risk and high-risk businesses. The page provides information in relation to the State guidance on Resilience Roadmap stages, specific information for Butte County in relation to the State’s guidance, and information about measures to be implemented for local workplaces and facilities as the reopening process develops. The page also offers guidance on individual actions that should be taken as the County moves further into Stage 2 based on local conditions for COVID-19. 

Please Note: This page is an active information page. As information is provided by the local work groups, health professionals and the State, it will be updated. Butte County received State approval for local variance to reopen further into Stage 2, meaning that certain local guidance will vary from Statewide guidance.

Online here: www.buttecounty.net/publichealth/buttereopens

Butte County Public Health held a press conference on July 30, 2020 and addressed Butte County school closures and business enforcement.
Butte County was officially added to the State’s monitoring list on Saturday, July 25, 2020 and as a result no school in Butte County will be permitted to hold in-person classes whether they are a public, private, or charter school until Butte County has been removed from the monitoring list for a minimum of two weeks.
The State is finalizing a waiver process at this time for elementary grades TK – 6. More information will be provided when available. When available the application must be developed by the school Superintendent or equivalent in coordination with labor, parents, and the community as a whole. Unless the situation improves, there is a possibility that even though waivers are applied for, none will be granted. Serious consideration will be given to the COVID-19 statistics and the community spread before approval from either the state or local level.

Link to Press Conference: facebook.com/buttecountypublichealth/videos/910819362796753/

Butte County has provided the following press release on July 29, 2020:
BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. – Last week Butte County was added to the State’s monitoring list to be watched for a three day period before requiring addition restrictions for businesses. Butte County COVID-19 data did not improve during the watch period and the County was formally added to the list on Saturday, July 25th with new restrictions for indoor business operations effective immediately. These restrictions will be in place until the state takes further action.

The following businesses in Butte County must close operations unless they can be modified to operate outside or by pick-up:
· Gyms and fitness centers
· Places of worship
· Protests
· Offices for non-critical infrastructure sectors
· Personal care services (including nail salons, massage parlors and tattoo parlors)
· Hair salons and barbershops
· Malls

As a reminder, effective July 13, 2020, ALL counties statewide must close indoor operations in these sectors:
· Dine-in restaurants
· Wineries and tasting rooms
· Movie theaters
· Family entertainment centers (for example: bowling alleys, miniature golf, batting cages and arcades)
· Zoos and museums
· Cardrooms

Additionally, bars, brewpubs, breweries, and pubs must close all operations both indoor and outdoor statewide, unless they are offering sit-down, outdoor dine-in meals. Alcohol can only be sold in the same transaction as a meal.
The following businesses and activities are not permitted to operate in the State of California at this time:
· Outdoor playgrounds
· Recreational sports
· Athletic Fields
· Indoor playgrounds such as bounce centers, ball pits and laser tag
· Live theater
· Saunas and steam rooms · Nightclubs
· Concert venues
· Festivals · Theme parks
· Theme parks

BCPH reminds residents that gatherings of any size should be postponed or canceled. A gathering is when people from separate households come together, even if they are family members.

Link to Press Release: https://bit.ly/30c5HB6

Link to the Statewide Public Health Order: tinyurl.com/CAStateOrder

Addressed during the press conference on July 14, 2020 were the reporting and enforcement of businesses that are not following the Governor’s statewide reopening rollbacks. A process for enforcement is in development at this time. For now, complaints regarding non-compliant businesses including those not following the reopening rollbacks, face covering, and social distancing guidelines can be reported to the COVID-19 Call Center. The call center does not have any additional information, but they can document the call.

Link to Press Conference:
https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=805378996679834

Butte County COVID-19 Call Center (M-F: 8am-5pm)  530-552-3050

Butte County has provided the following press release on July 14, 2020:

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. – Yesterday, Governor Newsom announced that he was reinstating restrictions to businesses and activities throughout the State. These rollbacks are effective immediately and apply to Butte County.
“The following sectors of business in Butte County must close indoor operations:

-Dine-in restaurants

-Wineries and tasting rooms

-Movie theaters

-Family entertainment centers (for example: bowling alleys, miniature golf, batting cages and arcades)

-Zoos and museums

-Cardrooms
Additionally, bars, brewpubs, breweries, and pubs must close all operations both indoor and outdoor statewide, unless they are offering sit-down, outdoor dine-in meals. Alcohol can only be sold in the same transaction as a meal.”
While Butte County is not currently on the State’s monitoring list, recent COVID-19 data indicates that we are nearing the threshold regarding case rates that will put us on the list. The State’s threshold for case rates is 100 cases per 100,000 residents within the past 14 days.

“We understand how devastating the State rollbacks are for Butte County businesses,” stated Danette York, Director of Butte County Public Health (BCPH). “This is why continue to urge residents to take every action they can to prevent and slow the spread of COVID-19, which could help keep us off of the State’s monitoring list. Once on the monitoring list even more restrictions will be imposed on our county.”
BCPH reminds residents that gatherings of any size should be postponed or canceled. A gathering is when people from separate households come together, even if they are family members.
A growing body of scientific research has shown that people with no or few symptoms of COVID-19 can still spread the disease and that the use of face coverings, combined with physical distancing and frequent hand washing, will reduce the spread of COVID-19.”

View press release online here: https://bit.ly/2Cbj63o

State’s County Data Monitoring Page: covid19.ca.gov/roadmap-counties/

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. – Butte County has received indication that the Governor may reinstate restrictions to businesses and activities throughout the State this week, regardless of a county’s status on the monitoring list. For counties already on the monitoring list, the State may put additional restrictions in place.
If the State makes this announcement, the County will update the public about what this means for Butte County.
Butte County is not currently on the State’s monitoring list. However, recent COVID-19 data indicates that we are nearing the threshold regarding case rates that will put us on the list. The State’s threshold for case rates is 100 cases per 100,000 residents.

Learn more about the State’s County Data Monitoring: covid19.ca.gov/roadmap-counties/

“Based on our increase in cases, we anticipate we could be placed on the State’s monitoring list at any time. Information from COVID-19 case investigations tells us that many of our new cases have been identified from gatherings with friends and family,” stated Danette York, Director of Butte County Public Health (BCPH).
BCPH reminds residents that gatherings of any size should be postponed or canceled. A gathering is when people from separate households come together, even if they are family members.
Residents are urged to take action to slow the spread of COVID-19 to help keep Butte County healthy and open, and off of the State’s monitoring list.
A growing body of scientific research has shown that people with no or few symptoms of COVID-19 can still spread the disease and that the use of face coverings, combined with physical distancing and frequent hand washing, will reduce the spread of COVID-19.”

Link to Press Release: https://bit.ly/3iWTfwx

Announced during the press conference dedicated to reopening measures in Butte County on 5/13/2020 were specific directions for businesses newly able to reopen in Butte County. These directions are outlined on the Butte County reopens website, and include the availability of signage to be posted outside of reopened businesses.

Signage to be posted publicly for reopening businesses that have implemented Butte County Reopening Mitigation measures specific to their industry are available for print on the Butte Reopens Website.

Businesses can visit the Butte Reopens Website, and click ‘Download the Self-Certification Window Placard’ here: www.buttecounty.net/publichealth/buttereopens 

Butte County COVID-19 Call Center (M-F: 8am-5pm) 530-552-3050

Printing Assistance for Self-Certification Window Placard- For businesses without internet connection who need assistance printing signage or reopening guidance, both the Chico Chamber of Commerce and the Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce can provide assistance over the phone. 

Chico Chamber of Commerce (M-F: 8:30am-5pm)  530-891-5556

Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce (M-F: 10am-4pm)  530-877-9356

Glenn county Reopening Information

Effective immediately, (07/13/2020), California is closing some indoor business operations statewide and additional indoor business sectors in counties on the California Public Health Monitoring List for three consecutive days. Affected counties include Glenn County.
Indoor Operations to Close Statewide:
-Dine-In restaurants
-Wineries and tasting Rooms
-Movie Theaters
-Family Entertainment Centers
-Zoos and Museums
-Cardrooms
-Bars must close ALL operations

Indoor Operations to Close in Counties on County Monitoring List for 3 Days:
-Fitness Centers
-Places of worship
-Offices for non-critical sectors
-Personal Care Services
-Hair Salons and barbershops
-Malls

Link to State Website: https://covid19.ca.gov/

Link to County Monitoring List: https://covid19.ca.gov/roadmap-counties/

California Department of Public Health is requiring counties that have been on the County Monitoring List for at least 3 days to move certain sectors outdoors or close, including Glenn County.
In addition, all brewpubs, breweries, bars, and pubs in these counties must close immediately, both indoor and outdoor. Sectors to Close Indoor Operations:
-Restaurants
-Wineries & Tasting Rooms
-Movie Theaters
-Family Entertainment Centers
-Zoos and Museums
-Cardrooms
-Bars must close all operations 

Counties Impacted: 

Contra Costa
Fresno
Glenn
Imperial
Kern
Kings
Los Angeles
Merced
Orange
Riverside
Sacramento
San Bernardino
San Joaquin
Santa Barbara
Santa Clara
Solano
Stanislaus
Tulare
Ventura

For more information on County Variance:  https://covid19.ca.gov/roadmap-counties/

Provides guidelines for a phased reopening during COVID-19 developed by the Glenn County Public Health in coordination with the Glenn County Office of Emergency Services. This guidance is available for planning purposes. This plan is in draft form at this time as it may be subject to change based on state guidance and approval.

Please Note: The phased re-opening plan for Glenn County includes the following topics of guidance:

Guidelines for Retail Business

Guidelines for Restaurants

Guidelines for Personal Care Services

Guidelines for Gyms

View the Glenn County Reopening Plan at the link here: https://www.countyofglenn.net/dept/health-human-services/public-health/covid-19/covid-19-guidance-and-resource-documents

Provided on behalf of Glenn County Health & Human Services Agency:
“This week the Governor announced that the state will be moving to “Stage 2” or allowing some businesses to open later this week. Residents have expressed confusion about what that means, and shared mixed feelings about reopening. It’s realized that the county must find the right balance between keeping the local economy and businesses stable, and protecting the public’s health. The county has provided information and guidance to clarify the current status in Glenn county, and what this means for you, and our communities”.

View full press release here: https://bit.ly/2WBczFu

Q. What is the current status for Glenn County?

A. Glenn is currently under the statewide stay at home order. The Governor announced partial reopening of certain businesses on 5/8/2020. The Glenn County Phased Reopening Plan describes the reopening phases and offers guidance for businesses and gatherings. See online here.

Q. What if cases rise after reopening?

A. When the Governor releases counties to move to Phase 2, (expected on Friday May 8), some businesses will be allowed to reopen. Testing and monitoring will continue. If no further spread of the COVID-19 occurs, the next stages of the plan will occur after a few weeks of testing showing containment. If there is an increase in cases, that may limit or delay reopening.

Q. What does reopening mean, do we continue distancing?

A. With some businesses reopening, the risk of COVID-19 continues, and it is imperative that all residents practice physical distancing and responsible precautions as they have during Phase1, (the stay at home order) until a vaccine is identified. Follow the below guidelines as you have:
-Stay home except for essential needs/activities.

-Practice physical distancing – stay 6 feet away from people.

-Wear a cloth face mask if you leave home.

-Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

-Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. If surfaces are dirty, clean them using detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.

-Avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth.

-Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or your elbow or a tissue. Wash hands afterwards.

-Avoiding close contact with people who are sick.

-Stay home and away from people if you become sick with respiratory symptoms like fever and cough.

-If you smoke or vape, consider quitting. Smoking and vaping causes harm to the lungs.

-Follow guidance from public health officials.

-Please consult with your health care provider about additional steps you may be able to take to protect yourself.