San Joaquin County Revises to Stay At Home Order
Stockton, Calif. - Following the State’s release of guidance, the San Joaquin County
Public Health Officer and Director of Emergency Services have announced that Personal Care Services and Wineries can reopen with modifications that reduce risk and establish a safer environment for workers and customers. In addition, on June 18, 2020, California Department of Public Health issued Guidance on the Use of Face Coverings, which broadly requires the use of face coverings in California when in public or common spaces.
On Friday, June 19, 2020 at 12:01 a.m., Personal Care Services and Wineries can reopen in San Joaquin County. This guidance applies to esthetician, skin care, and cosmetology services, nail salons, body art professionals, tattoo parlors, piercing shops, and massage therapy (in nonhealthcare settings). San Joaquin County recognizes the impact of economic hardship, but the risk of COVID-19 infection is still real for all residents and continues to be fatal.
While many elements of the guidance are the same across industries – such as cleaning and physical distancing – consideration was given to industry-specific methods. For example:
- Provide a clean glass for each tasting and, if possible, do not pour beverages into a glass that a customer has already used.
- Discontinue the use of communal dump buckets, spit buckets, spittoons, etc.
- Disposable gloves should be worn throughout the entire esthetic service and while
- performing cleaning and disinfection of all implements and surfaces after each client session.
- Nail salons should use disposable supplies whenever possible. Any non-disposable supplies must be fully disinfected between customers.
Each business, should review the guidance, prepare a plan, and put it into action. When
complete, businesses can post the industry-specific checklist in their workplace to show
customers and employees that they have reduced the risk and are open for business. Before reopening, all outlined facilities should:
- Perform a detailed risk assessment and implement a site-specific protection plan
- Train employees on how to limit the spread of COVID-19, including how to screen themselves for symptoms and stay home if they have them
- Implement individual control measures and screenings
- Implement disinfecting protocols
- Implement physical distancing guidance
If you must encounter with people outside of your household, remember to practice social distancing, wash your hands and practice good hygiene, and wear a face covering. Testing is available at several locations across the county, including free sites in Lodi and French Camp. State developed industry guidance can be found at www.Covid19.ca.gov. Additional information for businesses and links to alternative COVID-19 guidance, visit www.SJReady.org.