Stanislaus County Public Health has announced that 12 additional sectors can open on Friday, June 12, 2020 at 5 a.m. following the California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) announcement of new guidance. Stanislaus County Public Health officials reviewed the guidance and local data and determined that these areas of these sectors were fit to reopen and serve the community.
“While we continue to reopen more businesses and activities, the risk of contracting the virus is still high, so it is important for business owners to follow all the guidance recommendations to keep transmission in the businesses and in our community low,” said Dr. Julie Vaishampayan, Stanislaus County Public Health Officer. “We need to be even more attentive to social distancing, washing our hands, and wearing face coverings while out in public to protect ourselves and those around us.”
As of Monday, June 8 at 4:45 p.m., figures for Stanislaus County showed 937 positive cases, 33 deaths, 697 recovered cases and 15,760 negative tests for coronavirus.
Stanislaus County Public Health also recommends that individuals assess their risk of contracting the disease and the risk of the members of their households while participating in activities. People over 60 and those with underlying medical conditions are still the most vulnerable to contract the disease. Residents are encouraged to adhere to all the precautions and recommendations to stop the spread.
As allowed by the state, the twelve additional sectors of the county that can open starting Friday include:
Statewide opening: Schools; Day Camps; Casinos operated by Sovereign Tribal Nations; Music, Film and Television Production; Professional sports without live audiences.
Counties with variances may open: Campgrounds, RV Parks, and Outdoor Recreation; hotels; cardrooms, satellite wagering facilities and racetracks; family entertainment centers; restaurants, bars and wineries; fitness facilities; museums, galleries, zoos and aquariums.
Sectors that provide personal services or may have close contact among people of different households are still not allowed to reopen, such as tattoo parlors and body waxing, indoor playgrounds, movie and live theaters, saunas and steam rooms, night clubs, concert venues, festivals, theme parks, higher education.
In order to keep reopening different parts of the county, Stanislaus County continues to monitor cases of coronavirus. Through collaboration with employers, local hospitals, and health care providers, Public Health responds to all cases and outbreaks to ensure that this reopening of economy does not negatively impact the hospitals.
For more information on the cases in Stanislaus County, visit Stancounty.com/coronavirus.