REOPENING, PPE, AND FACE MASKS
This week marks a new phase in our reopening with additional businesses welcoming customers. I know many people were excited to return to various outdoor recreation businesses, campgrounds, gyms, bars, and wineries- among others.
Starting this Friday, June 19, some additional personal care businesses including nail salons, tattoo parlors, massage therapists, and estheticians will be allowed to reopen as long as they follow the state guidance.
I know many of our local businesses have been preparing for the opportunity to open and are looking forward to having you safely back in their business. Thank you again to our local business community for being prepared.
Personal Protective Equipment for Local Businesses
As we reopen, we know things look a little different at our favorite shops and restaurants with face coverings, additional spacing, and cleaning procedures. It is important that all businesses continue to adapt to these measures to keep all Placer County residents and visitors as safe as possible.
To help our local business community, Placer County applied for and received a shipment of disposable masks and hand sanitizer from the California Office of Emergency Services. This supply is intended for local businesses to provide up to a two-week, stop-gap supply of masks and hand sanitizer while businesses wait for larger shipments to arrive. This is not for a businesses’ long-term needs. All businesses will need to fill out a one page information sheet on why they need this PPE.
The county is working with our city partners to help distribute the PPE. The cities of Auburn and Colfax will be collaborating with their area business communities and chambers, so you will be able to contact them directly if you own a business in those areas. The delivery of the supplies is in progress, but should be available by the end of the week. For businesses in eastern Placer County, you can contact the North Lake Tahoe Resort Association directly for more information on PPE requests.
I want to make it very clear that I am in support of face coverings and encourage everyone to wear them and carry them with you so they are available when you can’t physically distance in public. Face coverings have been recommended by the Centers for Disease Control, World Health Organization, and Placer County’s Public Health Officer.
Face coverings help protect those around you. As we know, you may be asymptomatic or pre-symptomatic, so by covering your face, you are preventing particles that may be infected with the virus from reaching others.
Because I believe face coverings are so important to help us slow the spread, I am working with county staff and regional partners on a face covering campaign that will be available for communities that wish to use it.
TAKE ALL NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS
Finally, I say this every week, but please be responsible for the health and safety of yourself and your family. Wear face coverings, practice physical distancing, wash your hands, and stay home when sick. We also have testing sites available for residents throughout the county that are FREE, so please get tested. You can make an appointment HERE.
Thank you again for everything you are doing. I will continue to provide updates through my newsletter to ensure you stay up to date with what is happening in our county.
– Cindy Gustafson, District 5 Supervisor
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