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Local health jurisdictions that meet the criteria set forth by the California Department of Public Health and follow the process in the county guidance may move further ahead in the resilience roadmap.

County criteria to move further ahead in the resilience roadmap:

Learn more information on county variance criteria and to how to apply.

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If a county decides to pursue a variance to move further ahead in the resilience roadmap, the local public health officer must:

  1. Notify the California Department of Public Health (CDPH).
  2. Certify through submission of a written attestation to CDPH that the county has met the readiness criteria (outlined below), including guidance to be issued by the county and detailed plans, and that the county is designed to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Find the list of counties that have met the criteria.

County-by-county guidance

These sectors may be open in counties that have received state approval, but are not permitted to open statewide.

The following are not open

The following sectors, businesses, establishments, or activities are not permitted to operate in the State of California at this time:

  • Personal services such as nail salons, tattoo parlors, gyms and fitness studios
  • Indoor museums, kids museums, gallery spaces, zoos and libraries
  • Community centers, including public pools, playgrounds, and picnic areas
  • Entertainment venues, such as movie theaters, gaming, gambling, arcade venues, pro sports,
  • Hospitality services, such as bars, wineries, tasting rooms and lounges
  • Nightclubs
  • Concert venues
  • Live audience sports
  • Festivals
  • Theme parks
  • Hotels/lodging for leisure and tourism – non-essential travel
  • Higher Education

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