Gov. Gavin Newsom unveiled a new system to monitor the coronavirus in California, revamping the state’s watchlist for its 58 counties into color-coded levels that should simplify the process of reopening. This new system, also known as "CA's Blueprint for a Safer Economy" is the next evolution of the state's COVID-19 response.
Every county is now assigned to a color tier based on its rate of new cases & positivity to determine which sectors can operate. Here on this new site you can type in your county and look up which activities are allowed.
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Starting August 31 hair salons, barbershops and indoor malls are allowed to operate indoors under the state's new system, but only at 25% capacity. The safety guidelines are put in place by the county and state, and Santa Clara County is one of the counties giving the green light to do so. Please continue reading below for more information.
Every county is now assigned to a color tier based on its rate of new cases & positivity to determine which sectors can operate. You can click here to learn more about the tiers.
There are four tiers: yellow, orange, red and purple. Yellow indicates minimal COVID-19 spread and allows for nearly all businesses to reopen indoor operations (as long as physical distancing and face covering requirements are in place). Purple means there is widespread COVID-19 transmission in the county and nearly all businesses have to keep indoor operations closed or severely limited.
Santa Clara County is currently in Tier One (Purple) and will remain there until the State declares that Santa Clara County may move into Tier Two. The State’s most restrictive rules apply to Tier One.
As long as Santa Clara County remains in Tier One, all Tier One restrictions will apply. As always, Santa Clara County residents and businesses must follow both the State and County Health Officer Orders, and where there is a conflict between the two, the stricter Order must be followed.
Click here to see the red, yellow and orange tiers explained.
Here on this new site the state built a search tool where you can type in your county and look up what activity is allowed. Click here to check it out.
Starting today, August 31 hair salons, barbershops and indoor malls are allowed to operate indoors under the state's new system, but only at 25% capacity. The safety guidelines are put in place by the county and state, and Santa Clara County is one of the counties giving the green light to do so.
The County Health Officer’s local Risk Reduction Order and related directives remain in effect and include directives that all hair salons and barbershops and shopping malls in Santa Clara County must follow as they resume indoor operations.
No, this is a revision to the July 13th order issued by Santa Clara County (click here to see the July 13th order)
Tier One restrictions are similar to the restrictions announced by the State on July 13, 2020 for counties on the State’s former “Monitoring List.”
The only changes are the following:
Friendly reminder: All businesses must fill out and submit the newest version of the Social Distancing Protocol to the County using the online form, available here. The Protocol is submitted under penalty of perjury, meaning that everything written on the form must be truthful and accurate to the best of the signer’s knowledge, and submitting false information is a crime. The Protocol must be distributed to all workers, and it must be accessible to all officials who are enforcing the Order. Businesses are responsible for ensuring that workers understand and are trained on Protocol requirements in a language that they understand.
On August 28, 2020, the State released its Blueprint for a Safer Economy (“Blueprint”), which allows hair salons and barbershops to conduct indoor operations statewide (effective August 31, 2020). See the State’s Blueprint here (https://covid19.ca.gov/safer-economy/).
Accordingly, in addition to outdoor operations, hair salons and barbershops may conduct indoor operations beginning August 31, 2020.
On August 28, 2020, the State released its Blueprint for a Safer Economy (“Blueprint”), which allows shopping malls and destination shopping centers in Santa Clara County to conduct limited indoor operations as of August 31, 2020. Under the Blueprint, the County is in Tier One (purple). Accordingly, shopping malls and destination shopping centers may open for indoor operations, but only if:
1. Indoor capacity is restricted to 25%; and
2. All indoor common areas and food court areas are closed.
See the State’s Blueprint here (https://covid19.ca.gov/safer-economy/).
All operations of these businesses (both outdoor and limited indoor) are subject to the Santa Clara County Health Officer Order issued July 2, 2020 and any applicable State guidance.
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