NEWSFLASH: State Watch List & Reopening Updates
[Image Description: Ann Lynn is wearing a gray t-shirt with DCARA logo imprinted, and standing in front of wooden fence wall]
I will share with you four updates related to state watch list related to COVID-19 and reopening updates.
The state’s watch list has expanded to 33 counties. San Francisco is now on the list. The 33 counties represent 91% of the state’s total population, an estimated 36 million people.
For more information on which counties are on the list, go to the transcript for a link.
Eight counties on the watch list are under DCARA’s service area:
Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, Santa Clara, Solano, Sonoma.
For the counties on the watch list, all indoor activities are no longer allowed.
Governor will now allow hair salons, barber shops and nail salons to operate outdoors only if they follow the guidelines such as:
Outdoor services must be under a canopy or tent with sufficient air movement.
Employees and customers wearing masks the entire time
No chemical perms, relaxers, or hair color dye services allowed (requires indoor services for sanitization and safety)
Nail salons can offer manicures and pedicures outside.
Personal care services like massages, body waxing and threading are also now allowed outdoors.
Other services like Electrology, tattooing and piercing services
Workers using disposable gloves, face shield or goggles with a face covering when doing services on the clients during the entire service
Manicure clients upon arrival must use hand sanitizer first
Offer color palettes instead of nail polish color displays
The California Interscholastic Federation (CIF), (CIF is responsible for all high schools, colleges, leagues, etc. any education-based athletics sports), announced they will delay all sports for the 2020-2021 school year due to COVID-19 pandemic. Sports scheduled for this fall, including volleyball, football, water polo, cross country and winter sports including basketball will be delayed accordingly.
Governor Newsom also announced new guidelines last Friday to determine which school districts are allowed to reopen classrooms in the fall. School districts in counties on the watch list will only be able to do distance learning. In his announcement, a county must have been off the state’s watch list for 14 consecutive days, before they can re-open schools in-person.
The state now requires that students in third grade and older must wear face coverings, but not required for kindergarten, first graders and second graders. Masks will be required for all teachers and staff. Staff will also be required to get tested for the virus regularly.
California State’s Watch List:
Guidelines for hair salons, barber shops and nail salons to operate outdoors:
California Interscholastic Federation (Sports):
School districts reopening for this Fall: