By Staff Reports
(Victor Valley)– As announced last week, our County is moving into reopening businesses as part of Stage 3 of the California’s four-stage reopening plan, and we must continue to meet the state’s readiness criteria.
We thank all our businesses – and everyone who is patronizing these businesses – for following public health safety guidelines. As businesses continue to open, we need to do our part to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by wearing face coverings, practicing physical distancing and washing hands when entering a business (or facility).
Starting June 19, nail salons, tattoo studios, body waxing and other personal services are allowed to reopen in San Bernardino County with modifications. These are among several Stage 3 businesses and activities the state Department of Public Health is allowing to reopen in counties like ours that have met certain thresholds on number of cases, testing and preparedness.
The state has issued guidance documents on personal services here: https://covid19.ca.gov/pdf/expanded-personal-services.pdf
Last week, California added community (i.e., public) swimming pools and movie theaters with limited capacity to schools, day camps, bars, gyms and other sectors to begin reopening.
The state also has issued guidance documents for those sectors:
- Movie theaters https://covid19.ca.gov/pdf/guidance-family-entertainment.pdf
- Bars and wineries https://covid19.ca.gov/pdf/guidance-restaurants-bars.pdf
- Family entertainment centers https://covid19.ca.gov/pdf/guidance-family-entertainment.pdf
- Museums, galleries and zoos https://covid19.ca.gov/pdf/guidance-zoos-museums.pdf
- Fitness facilities https://covid19.ca.gov/pdf/guidance-fitness.pdf
- Campgrounds and public pools https://covid19.ca.gov/pdf/guidance-campgrounds.pdf
- Hotels https://covid19.ca.gov/pdf/guidance-hotels-lodging-rentals.pdf
- Satellite wagering facilities https://covid19.ca.gov/pdf/guidance-cardrooms-racetracks.pdf
Small businesses that need assistance complying with the guidance should look into the San Bernardino County COVID Compliant Business Partnership Program, https://sbcovid19.com/covid-compliant-business-partnership-program/. Participating small businesses can receive up to $2,500 in funding to pay for improvement, equipment, and supplies needed to comply with safety guidance.