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New State Restrictions on Restaurants, Fitness Centers/Gyms, Salons, and more

07.14.20

The state Department of Public Health ordered new restrictions on indoor business sectors in Placer County as part of a statewide effort to slow the increased spread of coronavirus. This includes: fitness centers/gyms, restaurants, salons and more.
These restrictions will remain in place until the state takes further action, which will be no earlier than Aug. 2.
The following business sectors and activities will not be allowed to continue operating indoors. If business operations can be modified to outside or by pick-up, they are permitted to remain open:
  • Dine-in Restaurants
  • Wineries and Tasting Rooms
  • Bars, Clubs, Breweries, Brewpubs and Distilleries
  • Movie Theaters
  • Family Entertainment Centers
  • Zoos and Museums
  • Cardrooms
  • Gyms & Fitness Centers
  • Places of Worship
  • Indoor Protests
  • Offices for non-essential sectors
  • Personal Care Services (nail salons, body waxing and tattoo parlors)
  • Hair Salons and Barbershops
  • Malls
Find additional guidance on the state's website HERE.
The State order allows businesses to modify operations and provide services outside, and encourages take-out and delivery. The state has also issued new guidance for restaurants providing outdoor dining, take-out, drive-through, and delivery. In addition, all brewpubs, breweries, bars, and pubs must close, both indoors and outdoors, unless they are offering sit down meals as described inearlier state guidance.
Drivers of increased disease transmission in Placer County include large households where staying away from others while ill is difficult, community and extended family gatherings, and indoor work environments where physical distancing is difficult. The rising number of cases of COVID-19 in Placer County as well as neighboring Sacramento County is in turn driving an increase in hospitalizations.
Read the press release from the State of California.

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Urgency ordinance temporarily relaxes rules to support retail and restaurants in Placer County

The Placer County Board of Supervisors approved an urgency ordinance to temporarily reduce regulations pertaining to implementation of outdoor dining areas located within Placer County. Established restaurants and mobile food vendors may be permitted to temporarily establish outdoor eating areas by zoning clearance using this application.

Urgency ordinance provisions include:
  • Outdoor retail sales: Outdoor sales would be permitted to occupy an area up to 100% of the entire indoor floor area devoted to retail sales. Up to 20% of the required parking spaces could be used as permissible outdoor sales and display areas.
  • Restaurants (outdoor dining areas): Existing restaurants may temporarily establish outdoor eating areas and increase flexibility to expand outdoor dining areas to cordoned off parking areas. Mobile food vendors would be permitted to locate fixed-site operations at a specific site through county approval.
  • Restaurant parking for outdoor dining areas: Required parking for outdoor dining areas would be reduced by one parking space per 100 square feet of indoor eating area not in use as a consequence of physical distancing requirements.
  • Signs (temporary sales and events): The urgency ordinance temporarily suspends the 45-day maximum for the placement of banners, signs or decorative materials to advertise outdoor retail sales uses, grand openings and similar short-term sales events.
  • Signs (prohibited signs and sign materials): Businesses may display A-frame signs, inflated and lighter-than-air signs such as blimps and balloons, air-induced signs that “wave,” and portable signs not permanently affixed to the ground or a building support structure.