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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.

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.

See the list of counties that have met the criteria.

County criteria to move further ahead in the Resilience Roadmap

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

County data monitoring

California is monitoring COVID-19 closely in each local community and keeping the public informed. We’re teaming up with counties to fight it with every tool we have: current local data, testing, contact tracing, infection control, emergency supplies, containment measures, and more.

Counties should be ready to restore limitations if outbreaks increase. The State Public Health Officer may take action if needed.

The three steps below outline the county data monitoring process.

Track county data

Open sectors in counties with variance

The following may open only in counties approved to move further in the Resilience Roadmap.

They are not open statewide.

More open sectors in variance counties after June 12

Recommended effective date to open for these sectors is no sooner than 6/12/2020. The following guidance should be implemented only with county health officer approval following their review of local epidemiological data including cases per 100,000 population, rate of test positivity, and local preparedness to support a health care surge, vulnerable populations, contact tracing and testing.

The following are not open county or statewide

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, body waxing
  • Indoor playgrounds such as bounce centers, ball pits and laser tag
  • Movie theaters and live theater
  • Saunas and steam rooms
  • Nightclubs
  • Concert venues
  • Festivals
  • Theme parks
  • Higher education

For the latest in your area, see your county website.

For statewide business guidance, go to the Statewide industry-specific guidance.

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