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Yesterday evening we shared an email with what we know about the Regional Stay Home Order. Since that time, we have learned that our regional ICU availability has dropped below the 15% threshold. We have been asked by the California Department of Public Health to implement the actions in the order, as a region, by 11:59 pm on Sunday the 6th. This is slightly later than the 24-hour period we were told previously, but this will allow for businesses to operate through Sunday and implement on Monday morning.
This order will be in effect for at least the next 3 weeks to provide a significant protective layer to slow the spread of COVID-19 and reduce the strain on our health care system. Individuals are allowed access to (and travel for) critical services and outdoor activities to preserve Californians’ physical and mental health. This is a limited closure.
The following sectors must close:
- Indoor and outdoor playgrounds
- Indoor recreational facilities
- Hair salons and barbershops
- Personal care services
- Museums, zoos, and aquariums
- Movie theaters
- Bars, breweries, and distilleries
- Family entertainment centers
- Cardrooms and satellite wagering
- Limited services
- Live audience sports
- Amusement parks
The following sectors are allowed to remain open with modifications (all must adhere to 100% masking and physical distancing):
- Outdoor recreational facilities: Allow outdoor operation only without any food, drink, or alcohol sales. Additionally, overnight stays at campgrounds will not be permitted.
- Retail: Allow indoor operation at 20% capacity with entrance metering and no eating or drinking in the stores. Additionally, special hours should be instituted for seniors and others with chronic conditions or compromised immune systems.
- Shopping centers: Allow indoor operation at 20% capacity with entrance metering and no eating or drinking in the stores. Additionally, special hours should be instituted for seniors and others with chronic conditions or compromised immune systems.
- Hotels and lodging: Allow to open for critical infrastructure support only.
- Restaurants: Allow only for take-out, pick-up, or delivery.
- Offices: Allow remote only except for critical infrastructure sectors where remote working is not possible.
- Places of worship and political expression: Allow outdoor services only.
- Entertainment production including professional sports: Allow operation without live audiences. Additionally, testing protocol and “bubbles” are highly encouraged.
The following sectors are allowed to remain open when a remote option is not possible with appropriate infectious disease preventative measures including 100% masking and physical distancing:
- Critical infrastructure
- Non-urgent medical and dental care
- Child care and pre-K
We know there are still a lot of questions and we are continuing to work with the state to clarify. Our businesses are vital to our community and we are doing all that we can to make sure we have all the information so we can provide clarification and unity for Mariposa County. We are here to help you if you have questions or need support:
- Do not hesitate to reach out to the COVID-19 Information Team. We can be reached by emailing Mariposacovid19@gmail.com or calling or texting 209-259-1332.
- For food service questions, please reach out to the Environmental Health team at 209-966-2220.
- Visit our COVID Business Resources webpage for helpful information and links.