COVID-19

New COVID-19 Restrictions for 19 Counties

New COVID-19 Restrictions for 19 Counties

On Wednesday, the Governor announced guidance instructing counties that have been on the County Monitoring List for three consecutive days or more to close indoor operations for certain sectors. Within those sectors, those that are not able to continue their business through outdoor operations must close that portion of their business effective immediately for at least three (3) weeks, in order to further mitigate the spread of the virus.  In addition, all brewpubs, breweries, bars, and pubs in these counties must close, both indoors and outdoors.

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COVID-19 Cases rising in the San Joaquin Valley, including Farms and Ag Processors. OSHA Inspections Underway

COVID-19 Cases rising in the San Joaquin Valley, including Farms and Ag Processors. OSHA Inspections Underway

There have been a number of COVID-19 outbreaks in the San Joaquin Valley, including almond and pistachio processing and walnut hulling facilities and two farms. Two deaths have occurred. OSHA is conducting inspections. Additionally, the California Attorney General has been sending letters to Ag operations, asking detailed questions about their COVID-19 preparedness.

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Updated List of County Openings

Updated List of County Openings

Attached is a list of county openings approved by the State of California provided by Kahn, Soares & Conway. Rice counties that are advancing further into Phase 2 of the COVID-19 reopenings include: Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Placer, Sacramento, Sutter, Tehama, Yolo and Yuba. 

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Early Phase 2 Reopenings Begin Tomorrow – Details and Resources

Early Phase 2 Reopenings Begin Tomorrow – Details and Resources

Early Phase 2 Reopenings

Today, the Governor announced that California would move to the early stages of Phase 2 of the COVID-19 response effective tomorrow, May 8. Early Phase 2 reopens retail for curbside pick-up, manufacturing and logistics. Offices and restaurants have not yet been released to open but are slated for later in Phase 2. There are no changes to essential businesses including agriculture. Requirements for counties to move further into Phase 2 will be published on Tuesday, May 12. 

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