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DCARA has important information to share with the community on Shelter-in-Place Updates: RE-OPENING

[Video description: Ian Sanborn is wearing a black beret, white blouse and sweater vest. He’s standing in front of a window with light colored curtains as a background.]

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Hello. I want to share with you some news updates. In some areas, businesses like restaurants, retail stores, malls, offices and more, have started or will start re-opening. After almost 3 months of the shelter-at-home orders, the governor is announcing a transition to Stage 2 and an ease on the stay-at-home order.

Stage 1 means making workplaces safe for essential workers. Only a limited number of essential businesses such as grocery stores are open.

Stage 2: Lower-risk workplaces like restaurants, offices, shopping malls, and other retail stores will re-open gradually. For retail stores, “curbside only” does not mean physically entering stores to shop. It means you have to order through mobile phone, call in, and they will pack up your order. They will deliver to you outside or you come to pick up at the door. Manufacturing and warehouses, where orders are processed and shipped, are being re-opened. Later, retail stores will ease up restrictions and allow customers to come in. Schools will open again, with modifications on how things can operate safely. Child care programs will open, with safety measures in place. Offices and hospitals are being re-opened with limited services and making sure everyone’s safety is in place. A lot of preparations are being made for this re-opening phase.

Stage 3: Places where a lot of people go out in larger crowds like malls, movie theaters, religious services, more personal services, and hospitality services will open up.

Stage 4: Re-open venues such as concerts, conventions, sports like basketball, football, etc. where a lot of people gather.

To recap, from stage one to stage four, each stage expands re-opening from small and limited places are open with restrictions to resuming full operation of businesses and events where a lot of people can gather.

We started at stage one, and are now entering stage two. When the number of COVID-19 cases have stabilized, we move into stage three. When we make more progress, we move into stage four and return to normal.

To view the full picture of the stages of re-opening, go to: https://dcara.org/reopen-stages

Phase 2 has limited modifications on what is open and what is still closed. With these changes, the need to maintain physical distancing, face coverings and continuing to follow cleaning of surfaces, use of hand sanitizers and hand washing is still required.

Now I will show you a map with nine Bay Area counties where they are re-opening for Stage two:

Alameda County: Entering Phase 2 starting Monday, May 18.
Contra Costa County: Entering Phase 2 starting Tuesday, May 19.
Marin County: Phase 2 starting Monday, May 18.
Napa County: In Phase 2 and seeking state permission to open even further.
San Francisco County: Phase 2 starting Monday, May 18.
San Mateo County: Phase 2 starting Monday, May 18.
Santa Clara County: Entering Phase 2 starting Friday, May 22.
Solano County: In Phase 2.
Sonoma County: In Phase 2 and seeking state permission to open even further.

To view the picture of full map of Bay Area for phase 2, go to: https://dcara.org/bayarea-phase2

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