Unfortunately Tehama County’s COVID-19 data did not improve during the watch period and the County was formally added to the list on 8/23/2020 with new restrictions for business operations effective 8/26/2020. These restrictions will be in place until the state takes further action. County officials do not have local authority to make exemptions or exceptions to the restrictions placed on Tehama County by the State Health Officer’s order.
The following businesses in Tehama County must close operations unless they can be modified to operate outside or by pick-up:
• Gyms and fitness centers, like yoga and dance studios
• Places of worship and cultural ceremonies, like weddings and funerals
• Offices for non-essential (non-critical infrastructure) sectors; visit https://covid19.ca.gov/essential-workforce/ to determine if your employment is listed as an essential critical infrastructure.
• Personal care services, like nail salons and body waxing
• Shopping malls
• Hair salons and barbershops
• Higher education (lectures and student activities – see guidance below)
Shops that offer tattoos, piercings, and electrolysis may not operate outdoors and are required to close completely.
As a reminder, effective July 13, 2020, ALL counties statewide closed indoor operations in these sectors:
• Dine-in restaurants
• Wineries and tasting rooms
• Movie theaters
• Family entertainment centers
• Zoos and museums
• Bars, brewpubs, breweries, and pubs must close all operations both indoor and outdoor statewide, unless they are offering sit-down, outdoor dine-in meals. Alcohol can only be sold in the same transaction as a meal.
Additionally, the following businesses and activities are not permitted to operate in the State of California at this time:
• Outdoor playgrounds
• Recreational sports
• Athletic Fields
• Indoor playgrounds such as bounce centers, ball pits and laser tag
• Live theater
• Saunas and steam rooms
• Concert venues
• Theme parks
Residents should continue to take preventative actions to stop and slow the spread of COVID-19, even when outside, including:
• Wash your hands often
• Maintain physical distancing of at least six feet
• Stay home if you are sick
• Avoid touching your face
• Limit non-essential travel
• Avoid gatherings
• Avoid sick people
Tehama County Public Health reminds residents that gatherings of any size should be postponed or canceled. A gathering is when people from separate households come together, even if they are family members.
We continue to encourage everyone to wear face coverings per the statewide guidance. We also encourage everyone to share our community testing flyer and take advantage of this resource in our community. Appointments can be scheduled online at www.lhi.care.
We are working closely with local and state officials and monitoring our numbers daily. You can view local data and statistics online at www.tehamacohealthservices.net. In the event we have met the thresholds to come off the County Monitoring List, we will notify the public.
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