A total of 114 hair salons and barber shops have been certified by the Humboldt County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and have been cleared to reopen today.
County residents are encouraged to call ahead of time before visiting any recently reopened business to find out about alterations to services, such as hours of operation and any safety measures that may be in place. Please note some businesses are choosing not to resume in-person services at this time.
Humboldt County Health Officer Dr. Teresa Frankovich continues to monitor local COVID-19 test results and epidemiologic data to determine the timing of further reopening of industry sectors. “Right now, our conditions are favorable,” Dr. Frankovich said. “Public Health will pay close attention to the progression of the virus in our county to set the pace going forward.”
Based on local COVID-19 conditions, the Health Officer is expected to clear three additional sectors in the following order:
- Campgrounds, RV parks and Outdoor Recreation – Reopening date likely to be announced mid-week. State and county campgrounds may choose not to open immediately.
- Hotels and lodging for leisure travel/tourism – no sooner than June 12, possibly later
- Gyms – no sooner than June 12, possibly later.
“As more businesses are opening and we start to see some seasonal recreational activities resume, it may be tempting to pay less attention to physical distancing and requirements to wear facial coverings,” Dr. Frankovich said. “I can’t stress enough that this virus is still circulating in Humboldt County, and as residents are more active outside their homes and more travelers arrive here, these safety measures become more, not less important. This is how we will be able to keep moving forward while protecting each other.”
The following sectors, businesses, establishments or activities are not permitted at this time to operate by the State of California, and a timeline for reopening has not yet been set:
- Personal services such as nail salons, tattoo parlors, body waxing
- Indoor playgrounds such as bounce centers, ball pits and laser tag
- Movie theaters and live theater
- Saunas and steam rooms
- Concert venues
- Theme parks
- Higher education
To learn more about the Business Reopening process or to submit a plan, go to humboldtgov.org/2756/Business-Compliance. For the most recent information about COVID-19, visit CDC.gov or CDPH.ca.gov. For local information, visit humboldtgov.org, call 707-441-5000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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