OAKLAND (CBS SF) – Public health officials in Alameda County have amended their list of businesses that can reopen after being shuttered due to the coronavirus.
Starting Friday, September 4, hair salons and barbershops can operate indoors. Malls and other indoor retail stores can reopen at 25% capacity with restrictions. Outdoor recreational activities, such as miniature golf, driving ranges and kart racing, are also on the list of businesses that can reopen.READ MORE: Puppy Stolen From Vehicle In San Francisco; Suspect Refuses To Cooperate
Distance learning will continue for schools since the county is still in the Purple Tier on California’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy meaning there is widespread COVID-19. However, the county may accept waivers to allow in-person learning for elementary school children.
To obtain a waiver, county officials want schools and districts to “develop and post on their website a reopening plan that addresses categories that include disinfection, cohorting, health screenings, contact tracing and testing of all staff.”READ MORE: Bay Area COVID-19 Roundup: Crimes Linked To Lockdown-Violating Underground Gatherings; Santa Clara Relaxes Outdoor Gathering Rules
The county also issued an In-Person Learning Readiness Questionnaire to help plan for timelines and infrastructure needs. Districts should complete and return the questionnaire by 12 p.m. on September 11, 2020.
The In-Person Learning Readiness Questionnaire is available at https://covid-19.acgov.org/schools.page?MORE NEWS: Los Altos Hills Man Arrested For Child Porn Possession, Distribution
As of September 2, Alameda County has recorded 18,695 cases of COVID-19 and 274 deaths.