Gov. Newsom modifies state Public Health orders on May 12

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Gov. Gavin Newsom gives update on state response to COVID-19 on May 12, starting at noon, in livestreamed that can be viewed at:

 New updates put up on  for a number of industries, including outdoor museums, botanical gardens.

Allow for office modifications and office openings on a statewide basis for counties that choose to move into that phase.

Malls and strip malls and outlet malls can be open for curbside pick-up.

Carwashes, pet grooming, all of these areas are being modified statewide.

Affords opportunity for local governments to match those guidelines. Some counties can be more restrictive, but that phase is afforded to counties.

In a press release on the afternoon of May 12, after the governor's press conference, the California Department of Public Health announced the new sectors that can reopen with modifications statewide.
Updated guidance is now available to support reopening sectors, including offices where teleworking isn’t possible, outdoor museums and limited personal services, according to the governor.
The first two counties— Butte and El Dorado — received state approval to move deeper into Stage 2 of the state's four-part reopening plan.
Dr. Sonia Angell, California Department of Public Health director and state health officer, announced May 12  the additional sectors that can open statewide as part of Stage 2. These include office workspaces where teleworking is not possible, outdoor museums and limited personal services — such as carwashes, dog-grooming and landscaping — with protections to limit the spread of COVID-19 as the state continues to modify its Stay at Home order.
Statewide guidance for these sectors is available here.
The state as a whole is in early Stage 2 of the "Pandemic Resilience Roadmap" to reopening. Counties with more restrictive stay-at-home orders may move more slowly than the state as a whole at this stage.
Because Butte and El Dorado counties have attested that they have met certain criteria necessary to move further into Stage 2, they can begin reopening dine-in restaurants and shopping malls, with modifications.
“Thanks to the millions of Californians who stepped up and followed our public health guidance, we are flattening the curve and beginning to modify our Stay at Home order,” said Governor Newsom. “We know that one size doesn’t fit all. We recognize that certain parts of our state have been hit harder while other regions have felt less impact from COVID-19. We will continue our active engagement with counties to begin easing the Stay at Home order only when the science, data and public health tell us it’s safe to do so.”
As those counties move further into Stage 2, every business should take steps to reduce the risk of COVID-19 including creating a plan to prepare for reopening, making important changes within the workplace, adjusting employee practices and educating customers.
California moved into Stage 2 of modifying the state’s Stay at Home order on May 8. Our progress in achieving key public health metrics will allow gradual reopening of California’s economy. Customers and employees are encouraged to stay home if they have a fever or COVID-19 symptoms. Everyone should follow physical distancing guidelines and stay 6 feet away from others and wear a face covering when appropriate. To prevent the further spread of COVID-19 to and within other jurisdictions within the state, Californians should not travel significant distances and continue to stay close to home.





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