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Posted on: June 5, 2020

Nevada County Moving into Stage 3 Reopening Next Week

State releases guidance for reopening of 12 new business sectors. With guidance released today, businesses in these industries may be able to reopen as soon as June 12th with modifications in place. Nevada County plans to host an online workshop on Tuesday, June 16th, 4-5:30pm, to talk through questions on new statewide and variance guidance. Sign up here.Today, California Department of Public Health released reopening guidance documents for 12 additional Stage 3 business sectors. Under the statewide order and with local Public Health Officer approval, these businesses will be able to reopen with modifications in place to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 as soon as June 12th. Nevada County Public Health immediately began to review the guidance to determine how these requirements fit into our local community. They will continue a careful review to provide science-based recommendations or requirements for both a safe and quick reopening specific to Nevada County.

“It is good news that we will be able to reopen more businesses and move into Stage 3 reopening as early as next Friday,” said Nevada County Public Health Director Jill Blake. “We will be reviewing the State guidance this weekend and considering how we can best protect our community by moving safely into Stage 3 reopening.  However, with this good news, we also saw a significant spike in Nevada County cases this week. We need to continue to be diligent with reopening safely, and that will truly require a community-wide effort.”

Industries included in State Guidance released today:

All of the above listed guidances are effective as of June 12, 2020, and can only be implemented with local health officer approval following their review of local epidemiological data including cases per 100,000 populations, rate of test positivity, and local preparedness to support a health care surge, vulnerable populations, contact tracing and testing.

Industries not included in State guidance released today: Nail salons, massage, med spas, youth sports, after school activities, gatherings of individuals from different households, movie theaters, entertainment venues.

Nevada County Public Health intends to update its Reopen Plan no later than Friday, June 12th to include the reopening additional sectors.