Desert Sun: Newsom OKs quick reopening for two California counties, offers restaurant guidelines
As the first two California counties received state approval Tuesday to more quickly reopen some services, Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration also issued recommendations for restaurants once they reopen to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
The California Department of Public Health posted documents from Butte and El Dorado counties on its website with a note that “These counties can move more quickly through Stage 2 opening sectors once state guidance is posted for that sector.”
Both are located in the Sierra Nevada foothills. Health officials in each county attested that they have had little local impact from the pandemic.
California will allow counties to go beyond the state’s plan for reopening, but only if they meet strict standards that include no coronavirus-related deaths and no more than one confirmed case per 10,000 residents in the past two weeks.
State officials said Tuesday additional sectors may reopen as part of Stage 2. The sectors include office workspaces where teleworking is not possible, outdoor museums and limited personal services, including car washes, dog-grooming and landscaping.