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Monterey County Health Officer announces changes to current Shelter In Place Order

Post Date:05/07/2020 2:24 PM

Monterey County Health Officer Dr. Edward Moreno today issued a supplement to the current Shelter-in-Place Order allowing local businesses to conduct limited re-openings as Gov. Gavin Newsom launches Stage 2 of his Reopening Roadmap.

Beginning Friday, May 8, 2020, local retail businesses may begin providing curbside pick-up services to customers. Examples of such businesses include bookstores, clothing stores, florists, sporting goods stores and other over-the-counter retailers. In addition, manufacturing and supply chain workplaces supporting these businesses may open. Social Distancing Protocols must be followed in all of these settings. Members of the public may place orders online or via telephone only.  Retailers are not allowed to display merchandise on sidewalks.

Other types of businesses, including shopping malls, dine-in services, hair and nail salons, movie theaters and more, remain prohibited from operating.

Business owners are advised to review State guidance to determine whether their establishments may reopen as well as operational practices, so that they may avoid enforcement actions.  Information is available at