California Schools, Camps, Bars Some Sports To Reopen

California's Department of Public Health has announced counties can begin the process reopening of schools, day camps, bars, gyms and some professional sports with modifications at the end of next week, though counties will have to meet certain guidelines for a specific set of activities.

The state released guidance late Friday for counties to follow to reopen a broad range of businesses that have been closed since mid-March to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The rules on schools and day camps will apply statewide. But, only counties that have met certain thresholds on COVID-19 cases, testing and preparedness will be allowed to follow the guidance on other sectors.

California's Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond said he'll be releasing the state's guide to reopening schools on Monday.

His office said it will serve as a road map of recommendations for schools as they work with their local public health officials and school communities to navigate their next steps. The document will include recommendations for face coverings, physical distancing and symptom screening, should schools plan to provide some form of in-person instruction and distance learning.

The entertainment industry is getting ready to start production again.

The Los Angeles Times reports that film and television shoots will resume as soon as June 12. However, the restart of film, TV and music productions will be subject to the approval of county public health officers where the work will take place.

In Napa County, public health officials have given the county’s wineries a green light to reopen tasting rooms to the public, a county spokesperson confirmed to the Napa Valley Register late Friday. The county’s wineries have been shuttered for on-site tastings since March 15.

Wineries can open at their own discretion.

Wineries are also able to reopen in Sonoma County, where the county's health officer has given clearance for more business operations and activities to resume.

Starting Saturday, indoor dining at restaurants, wineries and brewpubs can resume across the county. Haircuts and styling at barbershops and salons are allowed once again. In-person faith-based services can resume. Outdoor recreational activities, including swimming pools for exercise, are also allowed under the amended health order.

The City of Santa Rosa will be reopening city pools on June 15 in compliance with the new order.