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Solano County on Governor’s County Monitoring List – must prohibit bars and indoor operations in certain business sectors for at least three weeks
July 1, 2020
SOLANO COUNTY – At his press conference this afternoon, Governor Newsom, in coordination with the California Department of Public Health, ordered counties that have been on the County Monitoring List for three consecutive days or more to immediately close bars, brewpubs, breweries and pubs, as well as indoor operations in certain business sectors for a minimum of three weeks, maybe longer depending on epidemiological indicators. Solano County – along with 18 other California Counties – is on the Governor’s list, and will close indoor operations at dine-in restaurants, wineries and tasting rooms, family entertainment centers, indoor movie theatres, indoor zoos and museums and cardrooms effective immediately. Bars must close regardless if they serve drinks indoors or outdoors.
“The Governor has placed Solano County on his County Monitoring List because we have had several days of upticks in the number of people requiring hospitalization for COVID-19 disease,” said Bela T. Matyas, M.D., M.P.H, Solano County Public Health Officer. “As we continue to monitor the situation, we encourage everyone to wear a face covering in public, adhere to social distancing best practices, get tested and stay home if they feel ill, and, most importantly, refrain from hosting gatherings that lend themselves to close contact – as these are the activities that lead to the spread of infection.”
Effective today, the Governor and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) have revoked the state’s concurrence and delegated authority to the Solano County Public Health Officer that allowed the reopening of certain businesses’ indoor activities. The order remains in effect for at least three weeks, maybe longer, depending on epidemiological indicators, including the rate of infection and number of individuals requiring hospitalization due to COVID-19 disease.
“We know the Governor is closing these specific business sectors because they lend themselves to a higher risk of disease transmission based on the kinds of activities that take place,” Matyas says. “Our goal in Public Health is to help all local businesses, including those affected by the Governor’s most recent orders, to continue to operate safely – in whatever capacity they are allowed – for the benefit of their employees and the community.”
Businesses affected by the Governor’s orders may modify their operations to provide services outside or by pick-up. All brewpubs, breweries, bars and pubs in Solano County must shut down immediately, including both their indoor and outdoor operations.
For a complete listing of all California Counties on the Governor’s County Monitoring List, including Solano County, visit the CDPH website by clicking here. To review the Governor’s orders on placing additional action to slow the community-transmission of COVID-19 disease, visit the CDPH public affairs website by clicking here. To view the Solano County Public Health COVID-19 informational dashboard, visit www.SolanoCounty.com/COVID19 and click “number of cases.”
Solano County health officials encourage all residents to continue to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, California Department of Public Health and Solano County Public Health social distancing best practices, including wearing a cloth face mask outside your home whenever physical distancing cannot be maintained, maintaining a physical distance of six-feet from others, practicing coughing and sneezing etiquette, using a hand sanitizer or washing your hands for at least 20 seconds and to stay at home if you’re not feeling well.
FREE COVID-19 TESTING FOR ANYONE IN SOLANO COUNTY
As more businesses begin to re-open, it is important to remember that you can be tested for COVID-19, regardless of symptoms. Testing is free and by appointment only. Sign up at www.Lhi.Care/CovidTesting and/or by calling (888) 634-1123.
For more information visit the Solano County Public Health website at www.SolanoCounty.com/COVID19 and on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/SolanoCountyPH (@SolanoCountyPH).