On May 26, the Monterey County Board of Supervisors voted to support the Monterey County Health Officer’s submission of an Attestation to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) to permit the County to advance at a faster pace through stage 2 of the Governor’s Roadmap to Modify the Stay-at Home Order. The County Health Officer will attest that the County has met the readiness criteria designed by CDPH to slow the spread of COVID-19.
The Attestation form has been submitted and Monterey County has received confirmation it was received by the California Department of Public Health.
Businesses under Stage 2 must review and understand the State requirements for reopening with modifications.
- Businesses must train employees on modified business practices to protect employees and customers from exposure to COVID-19 prior to reopening.
- Some businesses regulated by Monterey County Environmental Health must also comply with local requirements to open.
- Businesses must also complete, implement and post the Social Distancing Protocol, as required by the Monterey County Health Officer Shelter-in-Place Order, in plain view for employees and customers to see. The Protocol template can be found at https://www.co.monterey.ca.us/home/showdocument?id=90204
“Monterey County residents have worked together to limit the spread of COVID-19 to the point that we as a community can resume more lower-risk activities and services, which will provide social, emotional and economic benefits,” says Dr. Edward Moreno, Monterey County Health Officer. “Ongoing compliance with state and local requirements to modify business practices, in addition to social distancing, use of face coverings and staying at home as much as possible, will help to slow the spread of the virus.”
When CDPH publicly posts the attestation at https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/County_Variance_Attestation_Form.aspx, then Monterey County businesses can resume Stage 2 services if they adhere to state and locally required modifications.