DINE-IN RESTAURANTS, HAIR SALONS & BARBERSHOPS CAN REOPEN
Information provided by City of Santa Cruz Office of Economic Development
The County of Santa Cruz announced today that the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has accepted the County’s variance attestation. Furthermore, Santa Cruz County Health Officer Dr. Gail Newel has issued an order implementing allowed activities, including dine-in restaurant services and barbershops/hair salons, with modifications. Both of these activities are allowed to resume immediately. The Health Officer’s Order can be found here. The variance attestation can be found on CDPH’s website here.
Prior to opening, businesses must implement Social Distancing Protocols and design worksite-specific plans, train employees and implement control measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. No further County approvals are needed before operations may resume.
The City is currently working on plans to provide guidance and a program for businesses to expand their outdoor dining and retail onto the sidewalks, in public spaces, and private parking lots. More information will be available soon as we develop the program.
The Choose Santa Cruz team has put together supplies to help City of Santa Cruz businesses prepare for reopening. Kits include supplies to help with initial preparations:
hand sanitizer gel (each business will receive one 1 gallon jug and two 8oz bottles)
cloth masks for Employees (1 per employee, limit 25 per business)
floor signage to indicate social distancing for customers and queuing
posters to notify customers of protocols for interacting with employees and other customers