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Placer County Letting Health Order Expire Saturday As Statewide Shelter-In-Place Order Remains In Effect

PLACER COUNTY (CBS13) — Placer County health officials are allowing their health order to expire Saturday, while the statewide shelter-in-place order remains in effect.

According to a statement released Wednesday, the decision to let their local order expire is intended to remove any confusion between the two orders. Area residents will still need to shelter in place after their local health order expires and nonessential businesses will remain closed.  The state's order remains in effect until further notice.

Additionally, the county said residents are still urged to wear face coverings in public and practice physical distancing.

Heath Officer Aimee Sisson said in a video message that the health department is now focusing on working with local partners to build "local capabilities necessary for an eventual and safe reopening."

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As of Saturday, May 2, Placer County's local health officer order will expire and residents will be guided by the governor's Executive Order to shelter in place — removing any confusion over areas of difference between the two orders. This transition will allow a local focus on planning for a phased reopening in partnership with local governments, health care, business and other stakeholders, as well as regional and state partners. ➡️While the local order will expire, residents still need to stay at home except for essential needs per the statewide order: ➡️Nonessential businesses must remain closed under the state order. ➡️Local face covering recommendations remain, and physical distancing protocols are recommended for essential businesses. ➡️ Because Placer County is still under the state's order to stay at home, we currently don't have the ability to make a local decision about when to reopen. Governor Newsom made it clear this week that the initial loosening of stay at home orders to allow some businesses to reopen will be made by the state, and for the entire state. ➡️Placer County is focused on making progress in areas such as testing, health care system capacity and contact tracing capacity, while working with businesses and other community stakeholders to plan for a safe, phased reopening. Read more here: and watch this video from Placer County Health Officer Dr. Aimee Sisson:

Posted by Placer County Government on Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Governor Newsom has laid out several stages of reopening for the state.

The state is currently in Stage 1 of the reopening process, where officials are ordering people to stay home and flatten the curve so that testing, PPE and hospital capacity can be built. In this phase, only essential workplaces are open.

Stage 2 will be where lower risk workplaces gradually reopen – with adaptations that lessen exposure risks. The workplaces and businesses that can reopen in this phase include retail, manufacturing and offices where telecommuting isn't possible. This phase is the one where Newsom said California is just weeks, not months away from reaching.

Flipping his wording around, Newsom and public health officials cautioned that Stages 3 and 4 are months – not weeks – away.

In Stage 3, higher risk environments will be allowed to gradually reopen with limits. These businesses include hair salons, gyms, movie theaters, sports (without live audiences) and in-person religious services.

Stage 4 will be the end of the stay-at-home order where mass gatherings like concerts, live sports and conventions will be allowed to continue.

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