Courtesy of San Benito County:
The County is issuing a second press release in regard to Stage 3 of the Governors Resilience Roadmap as we understand that some of his message caused some confusion locally.
Last Friday, May 29, 2020, Governor Newsom shared critical information regarding how the State will move through Stage 2 and Stage 3 of the California Pandemic Resilience Roadmap. Specifically, Governor Newsom outlined additional information for counties that have attested to meeting the State’s Variance Criteria to reopen at a pace different than the State’s pace. For clarity, at this time the only sector that is approved to open in Stage 3 is Beauty Salons and Barber Shops.
Moving forward, once the State has issued new guidance for how a given sector can reopen and the local health officer has provided approval for that sector to open in that locality the new approved sectors can begin to open. San Benito County is a variance county and can elect to open a given sector once the guidance is out. It is imperative to remember, if the state has not yet released guidance for a sector, then that sector cannot yet be opened.
Some industries listed in Stage 3 include but are not limited to nail salons, tattoo parlors, gyms and fitness centers, libraries, indoor and children’s museums, art galleries, public pools, playgrounds, community centers, movie theaters, zoos, hotels and colleges.
Some industries listed in Stage 4 include but are not limited to are, large gathering spots such as concert halls, theaters, live-audience sports venues, nightclubs and festivals.
The County continues to commit to provide the most current information regarding the advancement of Stage 3 and 4 as it becomes available.