Stockton, Calif. – Effective January 25, San Joaquin County will be officially moved back to the Purple, or Widespread, Tier after the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced that the Regional Stay-At-Home Order has been lifted in the San Joaquin Valley region due to the fact that the ICU capacity is projected to be at 15% in four weeks. The Limited Stay At-Home Order or curfew is also ended with the exit from the Regional Stay At-Home Order.
This announcement will allow San Joaquin County businesses to reopen after being closed since December 5, 2020. A return to the Purple Tier will drastically improve the local economy and local businesses will now be able to resume operations with some modifications.
“This action by the State will go a long way in helping our businesses recover from the pandemic”, said County Board of Supervisors Chair Tom Patti. “We appreciate the State lifting the Stay At-Home Order and allowing San Joaquin County businesses and residents to reopen. I also want to recognize our local businesses for being patient during this hardship and taking all necessary safety measures to either continue operation or to now reopen and bring back local jobs.”
Effective January 25, the following businesses will be able to operate will the following restrictions:
- Family entertainment centers: Outdoors only with modifications
- Gyms and fitness centers: Outdoors only with modifications
- Hair Salons and Barber Shops: Indoors with modifications
- Movie theaters: Outdoors only with modifications
- Museums, zoos and aquariums: Outdoors only with modifications
- Personal Care Services: Open indoors with modifications
- Places of worship: Outdoors only with modifications
- Retail: Open indoors with a maximum of 25% occupancy
- Restaurants: Outdoors only with modifications
- Shopping centers: Open indoors with a maximum of 25% occupancy
- Schools that were open prior to today for in person learning, will remain open following State Guidance.
- Youth Sports: Individual or small group sports where contact within six feet of other participants can be avoided.
To move into the next tier, the community still needs to be tested. Help slow the spread by following the Health Orders and guidelines, wearing a mask, washing your hands regularly, practicing physical distancing, being tested, and limiting mixing with people outside your household. Free testing is available at many locations in San Joaquin County. To find testing locations, more information, or report violations, visit SJReady.org. For additional information about the State’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy, Industry Guidance, or to find out what is open, visit https://covid19.ca.gov. Follow San Joaquin County on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/SJCOES or Twitter at: https://twitter.com/SJC_OES.
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