Ventura County Public Health Department issues guidance for reopening additional sectors

Personal Services, Movies, Wedding Ceremonies permitted with restrictions

As Ventura County’s hospitalized COVD-19 cases have stabilized, the Ventura County Public Health Officer has issued new guidance permitting the reopening of additional businesses that were previously closed. Sectors that may reopen with modifications, social distancing protocols, and completion of the attestation process include, but are not limited to:

Personal Services: Nail salons, massage, skin care and cosmetology services, electrolysis, body art, tattoo parlors and piercing shops

• Can open June 19, 2020.

• Facial massages, waxing, tattoos, makeup, piercings or electrolysis services may be performed so long as they can be done without the removal of the client’s mask.

• There is a 30-minute limitation on procedures and massages conducted in confined spaces.

• Personal services are required to follow the state guidance at https://covid19.ca.gov/pdf/expanded-personal-services.pdf.

Movie Theaters

• Must follow the state guidancehttps://covid19.ca.gov/pdf/guidance-family-entertainment.pdf.

• Can open June 26, 2020.

Wedding Ceremonies

1) Outdoor wedding ceremonies may be performed with up to 100 persons present who can be safely physically distanced or a lesser number up to what the venue can safely support.

2) Indoor wedding ceremonies with 25% capacity or up to 100 people, whichever is less.

3) No reception or party permitted.

These sectors may be open only while adhering to social distancing protocols provided by the Governor and the Health Officer and after completing the County’s attestation process at www.vcreopens.com.

Masks: The State of California announced that face coverings are required in indoor public spaces, unless exempted by state guidelines for specific public settings (e.g., schools or childcare centers). Cloth face coverings or masks help reduce the spread of coronavirus especially when combined with physical distancing and frequent hand washing. Starting June 18, all people in California, including those in Ventura County, must wear face coverings in public indoor spaces and outdoors when six-foot distancing is not possible. Learn more about the state issued guidance and limited exceptions here. For more information about COVID-19 and the local response, visitwww.venturacountyrecovers.org.