Blueprint for a Safer Economy

California has a new blueprint for reducing COVID-19 in the state with revised criteria for loosening and tightening restrictions on activities. Find out how businesses and activities can open in counties statewide beginning on August 31, 2020. See the activities and business tiers. Calaveras County specific business information can be found on the covid19.ca.gov/safer-economy website and search Calaveras county. 

The people of Calaveras County have been doing their part to follow the County Health Officer’s Order that has slowed the spread of COVID-19. We are taking the first steps towards reopening Calaveras County.

This comes at a time when California Governor Gavin Newsom announced plans to move the state closer to lifting stay-at-home orders and re-opening the economy. However, to ensure that there is not a resurgence of coronavirus cases, counties must meet certain criteria to proceed in relaxing their stay-at-home directives. As of now, six areas will drive California’s ability to change the state’s stay-at-home order:

  • Expanding testing and contact tracing to be able to identify and isolate those with the virus;
  • Preventing infection in people who are most at risk;
  • Being able to handle surges in hospitals and the health care delivery system;
  • Ensuring businesses, schools and child care facilities can support physical distancing; and
  • Determining when to reinstate certain measures like the stay-at-home order if cases begin to increase.

 Without a vaccine, social distancing measures are necessary to protect the health and well-being of Calaveras communities and safeguard our healthcare system. The best protection against COVID-19 is to:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water
  • Avoid touching your eye, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Self-isolate if you are sick
  • Stay six feet away from people who don’t live with you
  • Wear a cloth face covering when you leave home

 

Visit California's Blueprint for a Safer Economy for more information.