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CA Dept. of Public Health Allows Nearly All Retailing Statewide BUT Subject To Each County's Approval, Leaves Effects On LB Unclear; LA County Hasn't Decided And LB's Separate Health Dept.Hasn't Said What It Favors If Allowed; Sac'to Also Allows Expanded Religious Observances/Ceremonies Under New "Guidelines"

UPDATE: OC Board of Supervisors votes to deem church proceedings "essential," won't enforce Sac'to restrictions>


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(May 26, 2020, UPDATED 5:45 p.m.) -- In an action announced on the Memorial Day holiday (Monday May 25), the CA Dept. of Public Health (whose director is chosen by Governor Gavin Newsom) announced that retailng statewide (not just in counties with low COVID-19 levels) may resume for in-store shopping (subject to Sac'to's guidance for retailers at this link but not for personal services such as hair salons, nail salons and barber shops (still prohibited.).

UPDATE: At a middday news briefing, Governor Newsom announced the counties that have attested to meeting Sacramento's criteria for accelerated re-opening -- which don't include Los Angeles County or SF City/County but do include Orange County -- may re-open hair salons and barbershops with modifications such as mandatory face coverings for both barbers or stylists and clients. "Permitted activities include services that can be provided with both the worker and customer wearing face coverings throughout the service. These include haircuts, hair coloring, blowouts, weaves and extensions, braiding, lock maintenance, wig maintenance and hair relaxing treatments. Salon activities that cannot be done with face coverings on both the worker and client -- or that require touching the client's face -- such as shaving, facial waxing, threading, eyelash services and facials remain prohibited at this time in all counties. Likewise, nail salons remain closed." [end UDPATE]

The CA Dept. of Public Health noted that its permitted actions are subject to approval locally by each County's Department of Public Health. This has left the immediate effects on Long Beach unclear, which has its own Health Dept. legally separate from LA County's. The City of Long Beach has urged Sacramento to allow decisions for LB based on decisions by LB's Health Dept., not simply LA County. .

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In addition, the state agency issued an updated "guidance" approving religious services and funerals with attendance limited to 25% of a building's capacity or up to 100 attendees (whichever is lower) and subject to various social distancing and COVID-19 precautions. (Details here..

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"In 21 days, the Department of Public Health, in consultation with local departments of public health, will review and assess the impact of the religious services guidelines and provide further direction as part of a phased-in restoration of activities. This 21-day interval accounts for seven days for religious communities to prepare and reopen in addition to a 14-day incubation period of COVID-19," an agency release stated.

UPDATE: The OC Board of Supervisors voted tooday (May 26) to deem church proceedings essential, won't enforce Sac'to church restrictions. Independent coverage at >VoiceofOC.org

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