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Posted on: June 6, 2020

STATE RELEASES GUIDANCE FOR NEW BUSINESS SECTORS PERMITTED TO OPEN BASED ON HEALTH OFFICER APPROVAL

Yesterday, the California Department of Public Health released guidance for additional sectors of the economy permitted to reopen no sooner than June 12 in Stage 3 of California’s Resilience Roadmap. Some of the industry guidance is applicable state-wide, while the majority of guidance applies to Counties with attestations to readiness (Mono County was approved on May 20).  

The opening dates of these business sectors will be determined by the epidemiology and readiness of the County to ensure the health and safety of employees and patrons. The Unified Command Emergency Operations Center in collaboration with Dr. Tom Boo, Mono County Public Health Officer will be working through a prioritization of the business sectors and a timeline for reopening that will be published on the Mono County COVID-19 Portal (MonoHealth.com/Coronavirus) when complete. 

"Just because some businesses are opening doesn’t mean your risk for COVID-19 is gone. We all need to continue to keep physical distancing, wash our hands and wear face coverings in public," said Dr. Sonia Angell, State Public Health Officer and Director of the California Department of Public Health. "As we continue to release guidance on how different sections can reopen with modifications, it is important to remember guidance doesn’t mean ’go.’ Your local health officer will make the final decision about which sectors will open, guided by data specific to your community."

Below is a list of business sectors for which new state guidance has been released (*Variance Counties):

  • Campgrounds, RV Parks, and Outdoor Recreation*
  • Hotels (for tourism and individual travel)*
  • Cardrooms, Satellite Wagering Facilities and Racetracks*
  • Family Entertainment Centers*
  • Restaurants, Bars, and Wineries*  
  • Fitness Facilities*
  • Museums, Galleries, Zoos, and Aquariums*
  • Day Camps 
  • Casinos Operated by Sovereign Tribal Nations 
  • Music, TV and film production
  • Professional Sports without live audiences
  • Interim Statewide Guidance for Schools and Updated Guidance for Childcare 

Mono County and Town of Mammoth Lakes business sectors included in this list should review the applicable State Industry Guidelines, Mono County Business Guidance and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) online at MonoHealth.com/Coronavirus to prepare for reopening. 

Every business in Mono County is required to self-report on meeting all applicable County, State and Federal requirements using the SELF-CERTIFICATION PORTAL. It should be noted that local guidance may be more restrictive than State Guidance, so please check for and use the guidance that will be published in the Self-Certification Portal.

Additional information regarding the state guidelines for the sectors can be viewed online, including the June 5, 2020 California Department of Public Health Press Release

For additional information regarding business sector reopening guidelines, please send an email to: COVID19Help@mono.ca.gov or contact the Emergency Operations Center (760) 932-5650

Please contact your local Chamber of Commerce for information or resources related to your business operating during the Coronavirus pandemic. 

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