Courtesy of San Benito County:
California Department of Public Health has posted the San Benito County COVID-19 County Variance Attestation Form and therefore, San Benito County is advancing into expanded Stage 2. The chart below outlines the businesses and activities that may reopen, the timeline, and the measures that must be in place before reopening.
The goal is a safer environment for workers and customers. Businesses may use effective alternative or innovative methods to build upon the guidelines. Review the guidance that is relevant to your workplace, prepare a plan based on the guidance for your industry, and put it into action. When complete, please post the Industry-Specific Checklist, along with the San Benito County Self-Certification Window Placard in your workplace to show your customers and your employees that you’ve reduced the risk and are open for business.
To get links from above and see more, go here.
Not Permitted in Stage 2
What should remain closed:
The State Resilience Roadmap lists the following as higher-risk, and the County does not have the ability to authorize them to open at this time.
- Personal services such as hair and nail salons, tattoo parlors, gyms and fitness studios
- Hospitality services, such as bars, wineries, tasting rooms and lounges
- 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
- In person Religious services and cultural ceremonies
- Concert venues
- Live audience sports
- Theme parks
- Hotels/lodging for leisure and tourism
Reopening businesses in these sectors means individuals continue taking steps to reduce exposure and limit the spread of COVID-19 as shown in the list below.
- Anyone who is feeling ill should stay home.
- Vulnerable (high risk) individuals – should continue to follow the State’s Stay-at-Home Order.
- Wear face coverings – individuals are required to wear a face covering when in public. See Face Covering Order.
- Continue physical distancing – When in public, maximize physical distance from others (at least six feet).
- Maintain good hygiene practices – Washing hands, use hand sanitizer, cleaning frequently touched surfaces, covering coughs and sneezes.
- Social Settings – Gatherings are not allowed at this time.
- Non-essential travel is discouraged.
Continued Social Distancing
As we reopen parts of the community, including low-risk and medium-risk businesses, social distancing remains an important step to limiting and slowing the spread of COVID-19.
Social distancing requires the creation of physical space between individuals who may spread certain infectious diseases. The key is to minimize the number of gatherings as much as possible and to achieve space between individuals when events or activities cannot be modified, postponed, or canceled:
- Maintain space between individuals of approximately six feet or more.
- Create space between individuals who have come together on a one-time or rare basis and who have very different travel patterns such as those coming from multiple countries, states or counties
- Create space in work settings for essential workers.
- If people must wait in line to purchase items, make sure there is space for social distancing.
Mass gatherings are not allowed by the Governor’s order. As information changes, we will provide updates. A “gathering” is any event or convening that brings together people in a single room or single space at the same time, such as an auditorium, stadium, arena, large conference room, meeting hall, cafeteria, or any other indoor or outdoor space.
Examples of mass gatherings include:
- Sporting event (professional, college and school)
- In-person church services
- Gym/Health Clubs