SAN BERNARDINO — The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors kicked off their regular meeting Tuesday morning with a tumultuous update on the COVID-19 pandemic and the governor’s newest guidelines on reopening businesses.

After hearing from county staff that the county does not meet the governors guideline’s for reopening later stage two businesses, they scheduled a special board meeting on Thursday afternoon to vote on whether they will move forward without the state’s approval.

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced on Monday that counties across the state will be able to move into the next phase of reopening, the later phase of stage two. Later stage two reopenings include dine-in restaurants and in-house shopping.

Newsom waived some of the previous guidelines for reopening, including having no COVID-19-related deaths in 14 days, and replaced them with more lenient restrictions.

Now, counties can reopen if:

• Fewer than 8 percent of their coronavirus tests are coming back positive.

•Their hospitalization rates and ICU bed rates remain steady.

•They perform an adequate amount of testing and contact tracing.

“We estimate roughly 53 of the 58 counties would be eligible to move into this phase,” Newsom said.

San Bernardino County meets many of these requirements but is not conducting enough testing or contact tracing to be allowed to reopen per the governor’s order.

County Chief Executive Officer Gary McBride said county staff will be working to immediately increase testing and contact tracing with the hope of pushing the county into the approved bracket, but this may take some time as it requires the hiring and training of new staff .

The county may also have to make more permanent testing facilities, instead of relying on mobile testing.

McBride could not estimate how long it would take for the county to be eligible to reopen.

Board Chairman Curt Hagman urged county staff to move quickly since the roadblocks stopping the county from reopening are now based on the county’s ability to respond and not on the number of positive tests and patients.

“If we are not able to self-certify on our side because of the county, then we’re going to have a very unhappy community,” Hagman said.

The other board members agreed that they wanted to move forward urgently but Supervisor Robert Lovingood said that he was done waiting. He urged the board to vote to open businesses now, without the state’s approval.

“Our small businesses have sat and waited,” he said. “They have waited as long as they can. We do not have two weeks to sit and wait.”

Hagman reminded Lovingood and the rest of the board members that, if they move forward without state approval, the county could lose state funding and business owners could lose their licenses. 

Businesses that have opened without the state’s approval in other counties in California have lost their cosmetology and liquor licenses.

“What would be the consequences for our businesses if they lose their liquor license because we allow them to open up but they lose their license from the state?” Hagman said. “I’m afraid our actions might put our business leaders at risk.”

Despite this, Lovingood and 3rd District Supervisor Dawn Rowe asked for a special meeting, but special meetings can only be called by the board chairman.

After some arguing, the members agreed to wait until they were briefed by county staff at 4 p.m. to officially call the meeting.

Hagman agreed to tentatively schedule a special board meeting for 4 p.m. Thursday. They are expected to review staff recommendations and call for a vote to reopen businesses in San Bernardino County.

(13) comments

Blayd

Back to business as usual with the square wheeled cart before the horse for San Bernardino County.

It must be the siren song of tax revenue and the county's minuscule cut of the states lottery proceeds driving the fast track reopening. Dang the torpedoes....engage the warped drive.

No tests equals no cases (a la Donald tRump formula for success).

The county has had more than sufficient time to hire and train contact tracers which probably just requires working knowledge of data entry to a spreadsheet or "tree" type of document, and some good people skills.

Not planning is still a plan (inaction is plan, technically).

We as taxpayers will be so blessed when the county and the country progresses to a "Modern Coal Fired Steam Powered Traction Locomotive" that many of our elected officials promised us.

Evidently Flounder is just a fish caught in the Denial River.

Blayd

Evidently the tourist attractions JTNP and the Casino in 29 are reopening with restrictions in place.

Now the problem of the asymptomatic Covid19 persons from out of area will grow far worse since the mandatory mask restrictions have been relaxed in the county.

I noted on a supply run that most folks have abandoned their masks, although they were still practicing distancing. I guess it will take a resurgence of new cases and fatalities before people possibly smarten up.

So much for any long term goals, and perish forbid a major seismic event or wild lands fire happens and protocols have to be abandoned to preserve life in the face of imminent danger, such as those affected by flooding and evacuation in Michigan.

I'm keeping my mask on as needed as well as gloves. Grocery and supply runs are just one more hazmat/bio-hazard jobsites now that requires proper PPE to enter. Goodbye any distant future hope of a social life until an effective proven vaccine is found. C'est la Guerre...

Welcome to freeDUMB! Live and Let Die.

Josh

My question is , which politicians got kick backs , and from whom, to even open these selected places?

Especially the casino! Are people going to gamble what little money they have left?

Unemployment through the roof yet we can open casinos of all places ?

The scourge of society as far as businesses go ?

A known type of place where countless marriages are ripped apart , jobs lost, families destroyed ,lives ruined, by casinos and gambling addiction .

Do our local Supervisors have a hand this decision?

If they do , they definitely have a hand in the cookie jar.

No question about it.

Josh

Here is true time useful information .

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Alameda County

1,643,700 residents 2,522 cases 86 deaths

County order: Shelter in place order until further notice

Face coverings: Residents ordered to wear face coverings in public

Essential retail: Grocery stores, pharmacies, banks and post offices, etc. are open

Retail: Bookstores, music stores, toy stores, florists, sporting goods, home furnishing stores and clothing stores reopen for curbside pickup

Restaurants and bars: Bars closed, delivery/takeout only

Recreation: Gyms, movie theaters, etc., closed, but golf courses reopened. Car washes, pet grooming, tanning facilities and landscape gardening are open.

Parks: State park campgrounds, parking lots and indoor facilities closed

Schools: Most K-12 schools are distance learning. Colleges online only

Government: Open only for essential functions

Gatherings: Only allowed with members of your household

Alpine County

1,146 residents 1 case 0 deaths

County order: Following state order

Face coverings: Residents asked to wear face coverings in public places and at essential businesses

Essential retail: Grocery stores, pharmacies, banks and post offices, etc. are open

Retail: Bookstores, music stores, toy stores, florists, sporting goods, home furnishing stores and clothing stores reopen for curbside pickup

Restaurants and bars: Bars closed, delivery/takeout only

Recreation: Gyms, movie theaters, etc., closed

Parks: State park campgrounds, parking lots and indoor facilities closed

Schools: Most K-12 schools are distance learning. Colleges online only

Government: Open only for essential functions

Gatherings: All nonessential public gatherings are prohibited

Amador County

37,829 residents 10 cases 0 deaths

County order: Following state order

Face coverings: Residents asked to wear face coverings in public places and at essential businesses

Essential retail: Grocery stores, pharmacies, banks and post offices, etc. are open

Retail: Retailers and shopping malls reopened

Restaurants and bars: Dine-in restaurants reopened, but only household members per table. Bars closed

Recreation: Gyms, movie theaters, etc., closed, but golf courses reopened

Parks: State park campgrounds, parking lots and indoor facilities closed

Schools: Most K-12 schools are distance learning. Colleges online only

Government: Open only for essential functions

Gatherings: All nonessential public gatherings are prohibited

Butte County

227,075 residents 26 cases 0 deaths

County order: Following state order

Face coverings: Residents asked to wear face coverings in public places and at essential businesses

Essential retail: Grocery stores, pharmacies, banks and post offices, etc. are open

Retail: Retailers and shopping malls reopened

Restaurants and bars: Dine-in restaurants reopened, but only household members per table. Bars closed

Recreation: Gyms, movie theaters, etc., closed, but golf courses reopened. Car washes, pet grooming, tanning facilities and landscape gardening are open.

Parks: Most county parks open. State park campgrounds, parking lots and indoor facilities closed

Schools: Most K-12 schools are distance learning. Colleges online only

Government: Open only for essential functions

Gatherings: All nonessential public gatherings are prohibited

Calaveras County

45,235 residents 13 cases 0 deaths

County order: Following state order

Face coverings: Residents asked to wear face coverings in public places and at essential businesses

Essential retail: Grocery stores, pharmacies, banks and post offices, etc. are open

Retail: Retailers and shopping malls reopened

Restaurants and bars: Dine-in restaurants reopened, but only household members per table. Bars closed

Recreation: Gyms, movie theaters, etc., closed, but golf courses reopened. Car washes, pet grooming, tanning facilities and landscape gardening are open.

Parks: Most county parks reopened. State park campgrounds, parking lots and indoor facilities closed

Schools: Most K-12 schools are distance learning. Colleges online only

Government: Open only for essential functions

Gatherings: All nonessential public gatherings are prohibited

Colusa County

21,464 residents 3 cases 0 deaths

County order: Following state order

Face coverings: Residents asked to wear face coverings in public places and at essential businesses

Essential retail: Grocery stores, pharmacies, banks and post offices, etc. are open

Retail: Retailers and shopping malls reopened

Restaurants and bars: Dine-in restaurants reopened, but only household members per table and at half capacity. Bars closed

Recreation: Gyms, movie theaters, etc., closed, but golf courses reopened

Parks: State park campgrounds, parking lots and indoor facilities closed

Schools: Most K-12 schools are distance learning. Colleges online only

Government: Open only for essential functions

Gatherings: Gatherings should be limited to 10 people or less.

Contra Costa County

1,133,247 residents 1,192 cases 33 deaths

County order: Shelter in place order until further notice

Face coverings: Residents ordered to wear face coverings in public

Essential retail: Grocery stores, pharmacies, banks and post offices, etc. are open

Retail: Bookstores, music stores, toy stores, florists, sporting goods, home furnishing stores and clothing stores reopen for curbside pickup

Restaurants and bars: Bars closed, delivery/takeout only

Recreation: Gyms, movie theaters, etc., closed, but golf courses reopened. Car washes, pet grooming, tanning facilities and landscape gardening are open.

Parks: State park campgrounds, parking lots and indoor facilities closed

Schools: Most K-12 schools are distance learning. Colleges online only

Government: Open only for essential functions

Gatherings: Only allowed with members of your household

Del Norte County

27,424 residents 14 cases 0 deaths

County order: Following state order

Face coverings: Residents asked to wear face coverings in public places and at essential businesses

Essential retail: Grocery stores, pharmacies, banks and post offices, etc. are open

Retail: Retailers reopened

Restaurants and bars: Dine-in restaurants reopened, but only household members per table. Bars closed

Recreation: Gyms, movie theaters, etc., closed, but golf courses reopened

Parks: Most parks reopened. State park campgrounds, parking lots and indoor facilities closed

Beaches: Some restrictions

Schools: Most K-12 schools are distance learning. Colleges online only

Government: Open only for essential functions

Gatherings: All nonessential public gatherings are prohibited

El Dorado County

186,661 residents 67 cases 0 deaths

County order: Following state order

Face coverings: No official guidance provided

Essential retail: Grocery stores, pharmacies, banks and post offices, etc. are open

Retail: Retailers and shopping malls reopened

Restaurants and bars: Dine-in restaurants reopened, but only household members per table. Bars closed

Recreation: Gyms, movie theaters, etc., closed, but golf courses reopened. Car washes, pet grooming, tanning facilities and landscape gardening are open.

Parks: County parks open but playgrounds closed. State park campgrounds, parking lots and indoor facilities closed

Schools: Most K-12 schools are distance learning. Colleges online only

Government: Open only for essential functions

Gatherings: All nonessential public gatherings are prohibited

Fresno County

978,130 residents 1,287 cases 17 deaths

County order: Following state order

Face coverings: Residents asked to wear face coverings in public places and at essential businesses

Essential retail: Grocery stores, pharmacies, banks and post offices, etc. are open

Retail: Bookstores, music stores, toy stores, florists, sporting goods, home furnishing stores and clothing stores reopen for curbside pickup

Restaurants and bars: Bars closed, delivery/takeout only

Recreation: Gyms, movie theaters, etc., closed, but golf courses reopened

Parks: All county parks reopened. State park campgrounds, parking lots and indoor facilities closed

Schools: Most K-12 schools are distance learning. Colleges online only

Government: Open only for essential functions

Gatherings: All nonessential public gatherings are prohibited

Glenn County

27,897 residents 12 cases 0 deaths

County order: Following state order

Face coverings: Residents asked to wear face coverings in public places and at essential businesses

Essential retail: Grocery stores, pharmacies, banks and post offices, etc. are open

Retail: Retailers and shopping malls reopened

Restaurants and bars: Dine-in restaurants reopened, but only household members per table. Bars closed

Recreation: Gyms, movie theaters, etc., closed. Car washes, pet grooming, tanning facilities and landscape gardening are open.

Parks: State park campgrounds, parking lots and indoor facilities closed

Schools: Most K-12 schools are distance learning. Colleges online only

Government: Open only for essential functions

Gatherings: All nonessential public gatherings are prohibited

Humboldt County

135,768 residents 86 cases 2 deaths

County order: Shelter in place order

Face coverings: Residents asked to wear face coverings in public places and at essential businesses

Essential retail: Grocery stores, pharmacies, banks and post offices, etc. are open

Retail: Retailers and shopping malls reopened

Restaurants and bars: Dine-in restaurants reopened, but only household members per table. Bars closed

Recreation: Gyms, movie theaters, etc., closed. Car washes, pet grooming, tanning facilities and landscape gardening are open.

Parks: Most county parks open. State park campgrounds, parking lots and indoor facilities closed

Beaches: Some restrictions

Schools: Most K-12 schools are distance learning. Colleges online only

Government: Open only for essential functions

Gatherings: Only allowed with members of your household

Imperial County

180,216 residents 902 cases 18 deaths

County order: Following state order

Face coverings: Residents ordered to wear face coverings in public

Essential retail: Grocery stores, pharmacies, banks and post offices, etc. are open

Retail: Bookstores, music stores, toy stores, florists, sporting goods, home furnishing stores and clothing stores reopen for curbside pickup

Restaurants and bars: Bars closed, delivery/takeout only

Recreation: Gyms, movie theaters, etc., closed, but golf courses reopened

Parks: Most county parks reopened. State park campgrounds, parking lots and indoor facilities closed

Schools: Most K-12 schools are distance learning. Colleges online only

Government: Open only for essential functions

Gatherings: All nonessential public gatherings are prohibited

Inyo County

18,085 residents 19 cases 1 death

County order: Following state order

Face coverings: Residents ordered to wear face coverings in public

Essential retail: Grocery stores, pharmacies, banks and post offices, etc. are open

Retail: Retailers and shopping malls reopened

Restaurants and bars: Dine-in restaurants reopened, but only household members per table. Bars closed

Recreation: Gyms, movie theaters, etc., closed

Parks: State park campgrounds, parking lots and indoor facilities closed

Schools: Most K-12 schools are distance learning. Colleges online only

Government: Open only for essential functions

Gatherings: All nonessential public gatherings are prohibited

Kern County

883,053 residents 1,571 cases 25 deaths

County order: Following state order

Face coverings: Residents asked to wear face coverings in public places and at essential businesses

Essential retail: Grocery stores, pharmacies, banks and post offices, etc. are open

Retail: Bookstores, music stores, toy stores, florists, sporting goods, home furnishing stores and clothing stores reopen for curbside pickup

Restaurants and bars: Bars closed, delivery/takeout only

Recreation: Gyms, movie theaters, etc., closed, but county golf courses remain open

Parks: County parks and trails open. State park campgrounds, parking lots and indoor facilities closed. Some city parks closed

Schools: Most K-12 schools are distance learning. Colleges online only

Government: Open only for essential functions

Gatherings: All nonessential public gatherings are prohibited

Kings County

150,075 residents 416 cases 2 deaths

County order: Following state order

Face coverings: Residents asked to wear face coverings in public places and at essential businesses

Essential retail: Grocery stores, pharmacies, banks and post offices, etc. are open

Retail: Bookstores, music stores, toy stores, florists, sporting goods, home furnishing stores and clothing stores reopen for curbside pickup

Restaurants and bars: Bars closed, delivery/takeout only

Recreation: Gyms, movie theaters, etc., closed

Parks: State park campgrounds, parking lots, indoor facilities and most county parks closed

Schools: Most K-12 schools are distance learning. Colleges online only

Government: Open only for essential functions

Gatherings: All nonessential public gatherings are prohibited

Lake County

64,148 residents 11 cases 0 deaths

County order: Shelter in place order

Face coverings: Residents asked to wear face coverings in public places and at essential businesses

Essential retail: Grocery stores, pharmacies, banks and post offices, etc. are open

Retail: Bookstores, music stores, toy stores, florists, sporting goods, home furnishing stores and clothing stores reopen for curbside pickup

Restaurants and bars: Bars closed, delivery/takeout only

Recreation: Gyms, movie theaters, etc., closed, but golf courses reopened

Parks: Most county parks reopened. State park campgrounds, parking lots and indoor facilities closed

Schools: Most K-12 schools are distance learning. Colleges online only

Government: Open only for essential functions

Gatherings: Only allowed with members of your household

Lassen County

31,185 residents 0 cases 0 deaths

County order: Following state order

Face coverings: Residents asked to wear face coverings in public places and at essential businesses

Essential retail: Grocery stores, pharmacies, banks and post offices, etc. are open

Retail: Retailers and shopping malls reopened

Restaurants and bars: Dine-in restaurants reopened, but only household members per table. Bars closed

Recreation: Gyms, movie theaters, etc., closed, but golf courses reopened. Car washes, pet grooming, tanning facilities and landscape gardening are open.

Parks: County parks and trails are open. State park campgrounds, parking lots and indoor facilities closed

Schools: Most K-12 schools are distance learning. Colleges online only

Government: Open only for essential functions

Gatherings: All nonessential public gatherings are prohibited

Los Angeles County

10,098,052 residents 39,632 cases 1,926 deaths

County order: Safer at home order until further notice

Face coverings: Residents ordered to wear face coverings in public

Essential retail: Grocery stores, pharmacies, banks and post offices, etc. are open

Retail: Bookstores, music stores, toy stores, florists, sporting goods, home furnishing stores and clothing stores reopen for curbside pickup

Restaurants and bars: Bars closed, delivery/takeout only

Recreation: Gyms, movie theaters, etc., closed, but golf courses reopened

Parks: Trails and county parks open. State park campgrounds, parking lots and indoor facilities closed

Beaches: Beaches are open for ocean activities and walking/running. Parking lots, bike paths piers, boardwalks, walkways and beach accessways closed.

Schools: Most K-12 schools are distance learning. Colleges online only

Government: Open only for essential functions

Gatherings: Only allowed with members of your household

Madera County

155,013 residents 81 cases 2 deaths

County order: Following state order

Face coverings: Residents asked to wear face coverings in public places and at essential businesses

Essential retail: Grocery stores, pharmacies, banks and post offices, etc. are open

Retail: Bookstores, music stores, toy stores, florists, sporting goods, home furnishing stores and clothing stores reopen for curbside pickup

Restaurants and bars: Bars closed, delivery/takeout only

Recreation: Gyms, movie theaters, etc., closed, but golf courses reopened. Car washes, pet grooming, tanning facilities and landscape gardening are open.

Parks: State park campgrounds, parking lots and indoor facilities closed

Schools: Most K-12 schools are distance learning. Colleges online only

Government: Open only for essential functions

Gatherings: All nonessential public gatherings are prohibited

Marin County

260,295 residents 336 cases 14 deaths

County order: Shelter in place order until further notice

Face coverings: Residents ordered to wear face coverings in public

Essential retail: Grocery stores, pharmacies, banks and post offices, etc. are open

Retail: Bookstores, music stores, toy stores, florists, sporting goods, home furnishing stores and clothing stores reopen for curbside pickup

Restaurants and bars: Bars closed, delivery/takeout only

Recreation: Gyms, movie theaters, etc., closed, but golf courses reopened. Car washes, pet grooming, tanning facilities and landscape gardening are open.

Parks: Most county parks open. State park campgrounds, parking lots and indoor facilities closed

Beaches: Closed to motorized access

Schools: Most K-12 schools are distance learning. Colleges online only

Government: Open only for essential functions

Gatherings: Only allowed with members of your household

Mariposa County

17,540 residents 15 cases 1 death

County order: Following state order

Face coverings: Residents asked to wear face coverings in public places and at essential businesses

Essential retail: Grocery stores, pharmacies, banks and post offices, etc. are open

Retail: Retailers and shopping malls reopened

Restaurants and bars: Dine-in restaurants reopened, but only household members per table. Bars closed

Recreation: Gyms, movie theaters, etc., closed, but golf courses reopened. Car washes, pet grooming, tanning facilities and landscape gardening are open.

Parks: State park campgrounds, parking lots and indoor facilities closed

Schools: Most K-12 schools are distance learning.

Government: Open only for essential functions

Gatherings: All nonessential public gatherings are prohibited

Mendocino County

87,422 residents 15 cases 0 deaths

County order: Shelter in place order until further notice

Face coverings: Residents ordered to wear face coverings in public

Essential retail: Grocery stores, pharmacies, banks and post offices, etc. are open

Retail: Bookstores, music stores, toy stores, florists, sporting goods, home furnishing stores and clothing stores reopen for curbside pickup

Restaurants and bars: Bars closed, delivery/takeout only

Recreation: Gyms, movie theaters, etc., closed, but golf courses reopened. Car washes, pet grooming, tanning facilities and landscape gardening are open.

Parks: Most county parks open. State park campgrounds, parking lots and indoor facilities closed

Beaches: Some restrictions

Schools: Most K-12 schools are distance learning. Colleges online only

Government: Open only for essential functions

Gatherings: Only allowed with members of your household

Merced County

269,075 residents 222 cases 6 deaths

County order: Following state order

Face coverings: Residents asked to wear face coverings in public places and at essential businesses

Essential retail: Grocery stores, pharmacies, banks and post offices, etc. are open

Retail: Bookstores, music stores, toy stores, florists, sporting goods, home furnishing stores and clothing stores reopen for curbside pickup

Restaurants and bars: Bars closed, delivery/takeout only

Recreation: Gyms, movie theaters, etc., closed, but golf courses reopened

Parks: Most county parks reopened. State park campgrounds, parking lots and indoor facilities closed

Schools: Most K-12 schools are distance learning. Colleges online only

Government: Open only for essential functions

Gatherings: All nonessential public gatherings are prohibited

Modoc County

8,938 residents 0 cases 0 deaths

County order: Following state order

Face coverings: Residents asked to wear face coverings in public places and at essential businesses

Essential retail: Grocery stores, pharmacies, banks and post offices, etc. are open

Retail: Retailers reopened

Restaurants and bars: Dine-in restaurants reopened, but only household members per table and at half capacity. Bars are open only with food being served.

Recreation: Gyms, movie theaters, etc., closed

Parks: State park campgrounds, parking lots and indoor facilities closed

Schools: Most K-12 schools are distance learning. Colleges online only

Government: Open only for essential functions

Gatherings: All nonessential public gatherings are prohibited

Mono County

14,174 residents 34 cases 1 death

County order: Following state order

Face coverings: Residents ordered to wear face coverings in public

Essential retail: Grocery stores, pharmacies, banks and post offices, etc. are open

Retail: Bookstores, music stores, toy stores, florists, sporting goods, home furnishing stores and clothing stores reopen for curbside pickup

Restaurants and bars: Bars closed, delivery/takeout only

Recreation: Gyms, movie theaters, etc., closed. Car washes, pet grooming, tanning facilities and landscape gardening are open.

Parks: State park campgrounds, parking lots, indoor facilities and most county parks closed

Schools: Most K-12 schools are distance learning. Colleges online only

Government: Open only for essential functions

Gatherings: All nonessential public gatherings are prohibited

Monterey County

433,212 residents 349 cases 8 deaths

County order: Shelter in place order until further notice

Face coverings: Residents ordered to wear face coverings in public

Essential retail: Grocery stores, pharmacies, banks and post offices, etc. are open

Retail: Bookstores, music stores, toy stores, florists, sporting goods, home furnishing stores and clothing stores reopen for curbside pickup

Restaurants and bars: Bars closed, delivery/takeout only

Recreation: Gyms, movie theaters, etc., closed, but golf courses reopened

Parks: Trails open. State park campgrounds, parking lots, indoor facilities and most county parks closed

Beaches: Parking restricted in certain areas

Schools: Most K-12 schools are distance learning. Colleges online only

Government: Open only for essential functions

Gatherings: Only allowed with members of your household

Napa County

140,530 residents 92 cases 3 deaths

County order: Shelter in place order until further notice

Face coverings: Residents ordered to wear face coverings in public

Essential retail: Grocery stores, pharmacies, banks and post offices, etc. are open

Retail: Retailers reopened

Restaurants and bars: Dine-in restaurants reopened, but only household members per table. Bars closed

Recreation: Gyms, movie theaters, etc., closed, but golf courses reopened. Car washes, pet grooming, tanning facilities and landscape gardening are open.

Parks: Most county parks reopened. State park campgrounds, parking lots and indoor facilities closed

Schools: Most K-12 schools are distance learning. Colleges online only

Government: Open only for essential functions

Gatherings: Only allowed with members of your household

Nevada County

99,092 residents 41 cases 1 death

County order: Following state order

Face coverings: Residents asked to wear face coverings in public places and at essential businesses

Essential retail: Grocery stores, pharmacies, banks and post offices, etc. are open

Retail: Retailers and shopping malls reopened

Restaurants and bars: Dine-in restaurants reopened, but only household members per table. Bars closed

Recreation: Gyms, movie theaters, etc., closed

Parks: State park campgrounds, parking lots and indoor facilities closed

Schools: Most K-12 schools are distance learning. Colleges online only

Government: Open only for essential functions

Gatherings: All nonessential public gatherings are prohibited

Orange County

3,164,182 residents 4,500 cases 88 deaths

County order: Following state order

Face coverings: Residents asked to wear face coverings in public places and at essential businesses

Essential retail: Grocery stores, pharmacies, banks and post offices, etc. are open

Retail: Bookstores, music stores, toy stores, florists, sporting goods, home furnishing stores and clothing stores reopen for curbside pickup

Restaurants and bars: Bars closed, delivery/takeout only

Recreation: Gyms, movie theaters, etc., closed, but golf courses reopened

Parks: State park campgrounds, parking lots and indoor facilities closed

Beaches: Some restrictions

Schools: Most K-12 schools are distance learning. Colleges online only

Government: Open only for essential functions

Gatherings: All nonessential public gatherings are prohibited

Placer County

380,077 residents 177 cases 8 deaths

County order: Following state order

Face coverings: Residents asked to wear face coverings in public places and at essential businesses

Essential retail: Grocery stores, pharmacies, banks and post offices, etc. are open

Retail: Retailers and shopping malls reopened

Restaurants and bars: Dine-in restaurants reopened, but only household members per table. Bars closed

Recreation: Gyms, movie theaters, etc., closed, but golf courses reopened. Car washes, pet grooming, tanning facilities and landscape gardening are open.

Parks: Most county parks and trails open. State park campgrounds, parking lots and indoor facilities closed

Schools: Most K-12 schools are distance learning. Colleges online only

Government: Open only for essential functions

Gatherings: All nonessential public gatherings are prohibited

Plumas County

18,699 residents 4 cases 0 deaths

County order: Stay at home order in place until further notice

Face coverings: Residents ordered to wear face coverings in public

Essential retail: Grocery stores, pharmacies, banks and post offices, etc. are open

Retail: Retailers and shopping malls reopened

Restaurants and bars: Dine-in restaurants reopened, but only household members per table. Bars closed

Recreation: Gyms, movie theaters, etc., closed, but golf courses reopened. Car washes, pet grooming, tanning facilities and landscape gardening are open.

Parks: Most county parks reopened. State park campgrounds, parking lots and indoor facilities closed

Schools: Most K-12 schools are distance learning. Colleges online only

Government: Open only for essential functions

Gatherings: All nonessential public gatherings are prohibited

Riverside County

2,383,286 residents 6,053 cases 270 deaths

County order: Following state order

Face coverings: Residents asked to wear face coverings in public places and at essential businesses

Essential retail: Grocery stores, pharmacies, banks and post offices, etc. are open

Retail: Bookstores, music stores, toy stores, florists, sporting goods, home furnishing stores and clothing stores reopen for curbside pickup

Restaurants and bars: Bars closed, delivery/takeout only

Recreation: Gyms, movie theaters, etc., closed, but golf courses reopened

Parks: Most county parks reopened. State park campgrounds, parking lots and indoor facilities closed

Schools: Most K-12 schools are distance learning. Colleges online only

Government: Open only for essential functions

Gatherings: All nonessential public gatherings are prohibited

Sacramento County

1,510,023 residents 1,250 cases 56 deaths

County order: Shelter in place order until further notice

Face coverings: Residents asked to wear face coverings in public places and at essential businesses

Essential retail: Grocery stores, pharmacies, banks and post offices, etc. are open

Retail: Bookstores, music stores, toy stores, florists, sporting goods, home furnishing stores and clothing stores reopen for curbside pickup

Restaurants and bars: Bars closed, delivery/takeout only

Recreation: Gyms, movie theaters, etc., closed, but golf courses open

Parks: Most county parks open. State park campgrounds, parking lots and indoor facilities closed

Schools: Most K-12 schools are distance learning. Colleges online only

Government: Open only for essential functions

Gatherings: Only allowed with members of your household

San Benito County

59,416 residents 63 cases 2 deaths

County order: Following state order

Face coverings: Residents ordered to wear face coverings in public

Essential retail: Grocery stores, pharmacies, banks and post offices, etc. are open

Retail: Retailers and shopping malls reopened

Restaurants and bars: Dine-in restaurants reopened, but only household members per table. Bars closed

Recreation: Gyms, movie theaters, etc., closed, but golf courses reopened

Parks: Most county parks and trails reopened. State park campgrounds, parking lots and indoor facilities closed

Schools: Most K-12 schools are distance learning. Colleges online only

Government: Open only for essential functions

Gatherings: Only allowed with members of your household

San Bernardino County

2,135,413 residents 3,707 cases 157 deaths

County order: Following state order

Face coverings: Residents asked to wear face coverings in public places and at essential businesses

Essential retail: Grocery stores, pharmacies, banks and post offices, etc. are open

Retail: Bookstores, music stores, toy stores, florists, sporting goods, home furnishing stores and clothing stores reopen for curbside pickup

Restaurants and bars: Bars closed, delivery/takeout only

Recreation: Gyms, movie theaters, etc., closed, but golf courses reopened

Parks: Most county parks and trails reopened. State park campgrounds, parking lots and indoor facilities closed

Schools: Most K-12 schools are distance learning. Colleges online only

Government: Open only for essential functions

Gatherings: All nonessential public gatherings are prohibited

CheRojo

SB County remains one of the worst run counties in the state. I expected nothing less from them.

Branson Hunter

Will the supervisors who voted to open, in defiance of science, bare the burden of responsibility should things go very bad, that is the loss of hundreds or thousands. No moreTrump-style of shifting blame And accepting responsible for nothing. If this goes bad, with all due respect, you know who you are.

Willieboi

I hope they stop making local businesses their pawns in partisan politics. Ppl will die if they don't protect health and safety. I hope if they choose wrongly, that those close to them bear the brunt so they can witness their loved ones and friends in the ICU like I have witnessed. Only then will they know how nearsighted and foolhardy they really are.

Willieboi

Instead of using their time to prepare residents and employees to protect themselves from covid19, they waste their time contemplating how to buck the rules. These "business leaders" they speak of are their businesses and their families' businesses, conflict of interest while "speaking for the community". They do not speak for me, I am a business owner who wants the county to adhere to state guidelines, not conspiring with local news to spout off partisan propaganda. Listen to the science and prepare us. Wear masks, get testing up to par. Stop acting like second graders who can't get their way.

Blayd

I am a business owner as well. Lucky me, my services are essential. I now cringe when I have to grocery shop or resupply. I am using smaller more expensive vendors when possible to avoid the unmasked, ungloved masses. Should I catch Covid19 the outcome would not be good at best. Some of the locations involve the elderly. I certainly don't want to infect them, should I become a carrier.

Unless the unit is unoccupied or it's an emergency repair I defer the project. Since I can't combine stops like normal, I go out as a courtesy to my good clients IF safety protocols can be met.

Like most businesses operating in this pandemic I am barely covering fuel and overhead which now includes PPE and cleaners to decontaminate before and after the work location should it need that. The vehicle is parked frequently for the day(s).

Like everyone else, I am bleeding cash at an unsustainable rate on all fronts. Keeping high risk business activities closed until the infection rate is near zero is an investment in the future.

I also don't desire to lose my life, or risk the life of my clients.

I don't trust the County of San Bernardino, and even the CDC has been tainted by tRump. Now I get my Covid19 medical information from foreign sources, such as the BBC, with some North American sources for balance.

Branson Hunter

That was a massive list of counties that are opening. Of all of them that I checked, they all were "following state orders,"or notifying residents to "shelter until further notice." Are we following the Trump plan where all science and experts are disregarded?

DougDolde

You ca count on the Star for the latest news. NOT !

BBB

Won't be going to Morongo Fruit Market for quite. Customers and two workers were not wearing masks.

Josh

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