Sacramento Joins List Of Counties Moving Further Into CA's Reopening Plan

Customers enjoy lunch at a dine-in restaurant.  Sacramento County will be able to allow restaurants to begin serving food in their dining room by the end of this week, according to officials.

Customers enjoy lunch at a dine-in restaurant. Sacramento County will be able to allow restaurants to begin serving food in their dining room by the end of this week, according to officials.

Sacramento County has been given a green light to move further into second stage of Governor Gavin Newsom's COVID-19 reopening plan, which is called California's Resilience Roadmap. Businesses that are allowed to open their doors will be able to do so just as soon as the county health officer revises his public health order, which reportedly will happen on or before Friday. The change coming after the county was able to attest in writing that state criteria for resumption of more business had been met.

Businesses allowed to resume operation will include dine-in restaurants, small offices with workers not able to telework, child care centers, day care and family day care, outdoor gyms, outdoor museums, art galleries, theaters, public transportation, and small retail shops with ten employees or less.

Religious services and events, like graduation ceremonies, may only be drive-through. Outdoor weddings, funerals, and other family gatherings are going to be limited to ten people or less.

"Sacramento County has demonstrated that we have the ability to protect the public and essential workers and can move further into Stage 2," said Dr. Peter Beilenson. "It remains critical that people continue to stay home as much as possible, practice social distancing, follow good hygiene and cleaning practices and stay home when they are sick."

The California Department of Public Health has come up with guidance and checklists to make it clear how businesses might be able to better protect the health of workers and customers.

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