Jessica Cejnar / Friday, May 15 @ 12:25 p.m.

State Allows Del Norte to Pick Up Reopening Pace

Del Norte's public health officer announced Friday that the community can move through Stage 2 of California's Resilience Roadmap.

The California Department of Public Health approved Dr. Warren Rehwaldt's request for a variance to its Roadmap to Modifying the Stay-at-Home Order. According to the Del Norte Public Health Branch's Roadmap to Recovery, this means clothing stores, thrift stores, furniture stores, auto dealers, child care, golf courses, office workspaces and dine-in restaurants can reopen starting Friday.

Laundromats, dry cleaners, auto repair shops, car washes, landscapers, pet grooming and dog walking can also resume, according to the state.

Other services include residential and janitorial cleaning services, appliance repair persons, handymans, electricians and plumbers, according to the state's guidelines.

Businesses that can reopen June 3 include car washes, dental services, routine ancillary medical services, summer schools and vacation schools. Planning for school reopening can begin June 3 as well, according to the Public Health Branch.

Businesses must have a written COVID-19 operation plan to limit the risk of viral transmission, according to Rehwaldt. A template is available for use and guidance documents are available with the California Department of Public Health.

To view Del Norte County's request for a variance, click here.


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