COVID-19: California County Directives and Mandates - July 2020

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Most of California’s 58 counties are moving to reopen the majority of their business sectors, consistent with Phase 3 of Governor Newsom’s COVID-19 Resilience Roadmap. Newsom announced the state’s move to “Phase 3” on June 5, allowing most “higher-risk” businesses to reopen with county permission. This includes, among others: bars, gyms, schools, day camps, and film and television production. As the California Department of Public Health’s announcement notes, the reopening of these sectors is subject to approval by county public health departments. These guidelines take effect on Friday, June 12. While many counties moved to reopen under the state’s direction, others have chosen to partially reopen subject to county-imposed restrictions. The chart below provides county-by-county information on initial health orders, reopening plans and each county’s status—including any applicable restrictions. As counties move through Phase 2 and into Phase 3, the chart will reflect those changes and any specific county guidance and regulations.

 
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California County Stay-At-Home Orders and Reopening Plans

County COVID-19 Landing Page Stay-at-Home Orders County Reopening Plans Reopening Status Additional Restrictions
Alameda County Landing Page Stay-at-Home Order Recovery Resources  

No variance; compliance with County-specific health protocols required; Check county reopening plan for specific details. Permitted as of June 19:

  • Retail
  • Outdoor dining
  • Outdoor museums
  • Religious & cultural ceremonies
  • Outdoor fitness
  • Summer schools
Alpine County Landing Page Following Governor Newsom: Stay-at-Home Executive Order Reopening Plan Approved Variance Application (Phase 2)  
Amador County Landing Page Following Governor Newsom: Stay-at-Home Executive Order Reopening Guidance Approved Variance Application (Phase 2)  
Butte County Landing Page Following Governor Newsom: Stay-at-Home Executive Order Reopening Plan Approved Variance Application (Phase 2)  
Calaveras County Landing Page Following Governor Newsom: County Order Rescinded Reopening Plan Approved Variance Application (Phase 2)  
Colusa County Landing Page Stay-at-Home Order Reopening Order Approved Variance Application (Phase 2)  
Contra Costa County Landing Page Stay-at-Home Order Reopening Plan   Bars recommended closed.

Indoor restaurants closed.

Del Norte County Landing Page Following Governor Newsom: Stay-at-Home Executive Order Reopening Plan Approved Variance Application (Phase 2)  
El Dorado County Landing Page Stay-at-Home Order Reopening Guidance Approved Variance Application (Phase 2)  
Fresno County Landing Page Stay-at-Home Order Reopening Guidance Approved Variance Application (Phase 2) Bars ordered closed.

Indoor restaurants closed.

Glenn County Landing Page Following Governor Newsom: Stay-at-Home Executive Order Reopening Plan Approved Variance Application (Phase 2) Indoor restaurants closed.
Humboldt County Landing Page Stay-at-Home Order Reopening Tool Approved Variance Application (Phase 2)  
Imperial County Landing Page Stay-at-Home Order Reopening Guidance and Updated Order   Bars ordered closed.

Indoor restaurants closed.

Inyo County Landing Page Following Governor Newsom: Stay-at-Home Executive Order Reopening Guidance Approved Variance Application (Phase 2)  
Kern County Landing Page Following Governor Newsom: Stay-at-Home Executive Order Reopening Guidance Approved Variance Application (Phase 2) Bars ordered closed.

Indoor restaurants closed.

Kings County Landing Page Following Governor Newsom: Stay-at-Home Executive Order Reopening Plan Approved Variance Application (Phase 2) Bars ordered closed.

Indoor restaurants closed.

Lake County Landing Page Stay-at-Home Order Reopening Plan Approved Variance Application (Phase 2)  
Lassen County Landing Page Following Governor Newsom: Stay-at-Home Executive Order Reopening Plan Lassen County Health Officer Retracts Attestation-May 26  
Los Angeles County Landing Page Stay-at-Home Order Reopening Plan Approved Variance Application (Phase 2) Limited capacity at dine-in restaurants and retail; compliance with County-specific health protocols.

Bars ordered closed.

Indoor restaurants closed.

Staff and patrons of gyms must wear face coverings and gloves.

Madera County Landing Page Following Governor Newsom: Stay-at-Home Executive Order Reopening Plan Approved Variance Application (Phase 2)  
Marin County Landing Page Stay-at-Home Order Reopening Plan

Approved Variance Application (Phase 2)

Additional reopenings June 29:

  • Indoor Dining
  • Hair Salons, Barbershops, and Nail Salons
  • Gyms & Fitness Studios
  • Hotels, Motels, Hospitality, Short Term Rentals (leisure and tourism activity)
  • Camp grounds, RV Parks, and Picnic areas
  • Outdoor based vehicle gatherings
Mariposa County Landing Page Following Governor Newsom: Stay-at-Home Executive Order Reopening Plan Approved Variance Application (Phase 2)  
Mendocino County Landing Page Stay-at-Home Order Reopening Plan Approved Variance Application (Phase 2)  
Merced County Landing Page Stay-at-Home Order Reopening Resources Approved Variance Application (Phase 2) Indoor restaurants closed.
Modoc County Landing Page Following Governor Newsom: Stay-at-Home Executive Order   Approved Variance Application (Phase 2)  
Mono County Landing Page Following Governor Newsom: Stay-at-Home Executive Order Reopening Plan Approved Variance Application (Phase 2)  
Monterey County Landing Page Stay-at-Home Order Reopening Plan Approved Variance Application (Phase 2)  
Napa County Landing Page Stay-at-Home Order Reopening Plan Approved Variance Application (Phase 2)  
Nevada County Landing Page Stay-at-Home Order Reopening Plan Approved Variance Application (Phase 2)  
Orange County Landing Page Following Governor Newsom: Stay-at-Home Executive Order Reopening Resources Approved Variance Application (Phase 2) Indoor restaurants closed.
Placer County Landing Page Following Governor Newsom: Stay-at-Home Executive Order Reopening Plan Approved Variance Application (Phase 2)  
Plumas County Landing Page Following Governor Newsom: Stay-at-Home Executive Order Reopening Plan Approved Variance Application (Phase 2)  
Riverside County Landing Page Following Governor Newsom: Stay-at-Home Executive Order Reopening Plan Approved Variance Application (Phase 2) Bars recommended closed.

Indoor restaurants closed.

Sacramento County Landing Page Stay-at-Home Order Reopening Plan Approved Variance Application (Phase 2) No variance; compliance with County-specific health protocols required.

Bars recommended closed.

Indoor restaurants closed.

San Benito County Landing Page Following Governor Newsom: Stay-at-Home Executive Order Reopening Guidance Approved Variance Application (Phase 2)  
San Bernardino County Landing Page Following Governor Newsom: Stay-at-Home Executive Order Reopening Plan Approved Variance Application (Phase 2) Bars recommended closed.

Indoor restaurants closed.

San Diego County Landing Page Stay-at-Home Order Reopening Plan Approved Variance Application (Phase 2) Bars, breweries, and wineries that do not serve food need to close as of July 1.
San Francisco City and County Landing Page Stay-at-Home Order Reopening Plan   No Variance; Manufacturing, warehousing, and retail with capacity restrictions and compliance with County-specific health protocols; offices only for employees who cannot telework; outdoor dining only. Check county reopening plan for specific details.
San Joaquin County Landing Page Stay-at-Home Order Reopening Plan Approved Variance Application (Phase 2) Bars ordered closed.

Indoor restaurants closed.

San Luis Obispo County Landing Page Following Governor Newsom: Stay-at-Home Executive Order Reopening Plan Approved Variance Application (Phase 2)  
San Mateo County Landing Page Stay-at-Home Order Reopening Plan    
Santa Barbara County Landing Page Stay-at-Home Order Reopening Plan Approved Variance Application (Phase 2) Bars recommended closed.

Indoor restaurants closed.

Santa Clara County Landing Page Stay-at-Home Order     Compliance with County-specific health protocols required.

Bars recommended closed.

Indoor restaurants closed.

Santa Cruz County Landing Page Stay-at-Home Order Reopening Guidance Approved Variance Application (Phase 2)  
Shasta County Landing Page Following Governor Newsom: Stay-at-Home Executive Order Reopening Plan Approved Variance Application (Phase 2)  
Sierra County Landing Page Following Governor Newsom: Stay-at-Home Executive Order Reopening Resources Approved Variance Application (Phase 2)  
Siskiyou County Landing Page Following Governor Newsom: Stay-at-Home Executive Order Reopening Plan Approved Variance Application (Phase 2)  
Solano County Landing Page Stay-at-Home Order Reopening Plan Approved Variance Application (Phase 2) Indoor restaurants closed.
Sonoma County Landing Page Stay-at-Home Order Reopening Plan Approved Variance Application (Phase 2)  
Stanislaus County Landing Page Following Governor Newsom: Stay-at-Home Executive Order Reopening Plan Approved Variance Application (Phase 2) Bars recommended closed.

Indoor restaurants closed.

Sutter County Landing Page Following Governor Newsom: Stay-at-Home Executive Order   Approved Variance Application (Phase 2)  
Tehama County Landing Page Following Governor Newsom: Stay-at-Home Executive Order Reopening Plan Approved Variance Application (Phase 2)  
Trinity County Landing Page Following Governor Newsom: Stay-at-Home Executive Order   Approved Variance Application (Phase 2)  
Tulare County Landing Page Following Governor Newsom: Stay-at-Home Executive Order Reopening Plan Approved Variance Application (Phase 2) Bars ordered closed.

Indoor restaurants closed.

Tuolumne County Landing Page Following Governor Newsom: Stay-at-Home Executive Order Reopening Plan Approved Variance Application (Phase 2)  
Ventura County Landing Page Stay-at-Home Order   Approved Variance Application (Phase 2) Bars recommended closed.

Indoor restaurants closed.

Yolo County Landing Page Following Governor Newsom: County Order Rescinded Reopening Plan Approved Variance Application (Phase 2)  
Yuba County Landing Page Following Governor Newsom: Stay-at-Home Executive Order   Approved Variance Application (Phase 2)  
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