NAPA (CBS SF) — Health officials announced late Tuesday night that the state has given them approval to lift COVID-19 restrictions including shopping malls and dine-in restaurants.
Swap meets, residential cleaning and maintenance services, outdoor museums, and other retail stores were also included, but wineries will remain shuttered. The businesses can open immediately. All reopenings will have to obey local social distancing restrictions.
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“It’s not a lesser standard,” county Supervisor Belia Ramos said during an online meeting Tuesday. “It’s a different standard.”
While schools are be eligible to reopen on June 1 according to the announcement, the Napa County Office of Education said that all five school districts would remain closed with schools continuing with the already established distance learning programs through the end of the school year.
The changes come after county officials told their state counterparts that they meet the state’s criteria for an expanded reopening under stage two of a four-stage process.
Wineries and tasting rooms are not allowed to open at this time, county officials said. Rather, wineries and tasting rooms will be able to open when the county moves into Phase Three.
Businesses are also required to post a state, industry-specific checklist in their workplace. The checklist is meant to show that the business has reduced the risk for spreading COVID-19 and is open.
They also must post signs at their entrance of the way they want customers to maintain social distancing.