Gyms and Bars Allowed to Reopen Friday

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California will allow gyms, bars, schools, day camps, hotels, and professional sports to begin reopening with modifications on Friday.

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) will release Phase 3 guidelines for local public health departments to decide how these services should reopen based on COVID-19 transmission, testing, and other metrics. 

Santa Barbara County Health Officer Dr. Henning Ansorg will have the ultimate say on when and how these industries can reopen.

The state's guidance will also include rules on bowling alleys, casinos, museums, zoos and aquariums, and music, film and television production.

“Just because some businesses are opening doesn’t mean your risk for COVID-19 is gone. We all need to continue to keep physical distancing, wash our hands and wear face coverings in public,” said Dr. Sonia Angell, CDPH Health Officer.

The rules on schools and day camps will apply statewide. Schools will require physical distancing and it may include no-touch thermometers, hand sanitizer, face masks, and face shields.

Dr. Ansorg will be reviewing local COVID-19 metrics this Wednesday to determine the best way and time to reopen other sectors of the local economy. If Santa Barbara county is still in compliance, a new health order will be issued Wednesday amending the stay-at-home order to allow these specific businesses to reopen by Friday. All businesses will be required to self-certify on the Public Health Department's website.

The following sectors will not be eligible to reopen: nail salons, tattoo parlors, body waxing, sauna, indoor playgrounds, movie theatres, live theatre, concerts, nightclubs, festivals, theme parks, and in-person instruction for higher education. 

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PitMix Jun 08, 2020 04:12 PM
Gyms and Bars Allowed to Reopen Friday

Traffic is back to normal, my 85 yr neighbor's grandkids are having pool parties at her house, hardly anyone wearing masks; it seems like people have decided already, we are reopened and can live with a 15% hospitalization rate and a 2% death rate.

m-cubed Jun 08, 2020 04:52 PM
Gyms and Bars Allowed to Reopen Friday

I sincerely hope this goes well. I think Santa Barbara (namely south county) has handled isolation and social distancing better than a lot of other cities in CA and across the country. Perhaps we can keep it up through phase 3.

a-1591661131 Jun 08, 2020 05:05 PM
Gyms and Bars Allowed to Reopen Friday

Jimbo's here we come! On Fridays, at Jimbo's, there's always a lot of fun to be had....plenty of laughs, heavy-handed pours, people buying each other drinks, jokes, kidding around, general fun, and everything.

flying_bosun Jun 08, 2020 06:33 PM
Gyms and Bars Allowed to Reopen Friday

Walking in crowded downtown is 4, but sports stadiums and amusement parks are 8, so take that for what it’s worth. I’m inclined to suggest that protest exposure risk is probably 8.

flying_bosun Jun 08, 2020 06:33 PM
Gyms and Bars Allowed to Reopen Friday

Walking in crowded downtown is 4, but sports stadiums and amusement parks are 8, so take that for what it’s worth. I’m inclined to suggest that protest exposure risk is probably 8.

a-1591664096 Jun 08, 2020 05:54 PM
Gyms and Bars Allowed to Reopen Friday

No pressure Dr. Ansorg! Seriously though, I think that most everyone is ready to start going back to normal life. I will watch and wait... but the sooner the masses go back to it, the sooner it will feel safe for me, and other cautious people, to go back to it!

a-1591665368 Jun 08, 2020 06:16 PM
Gyms and Bars Allowed to Reopen Friday

Just because it will "feel safe" does not mean it is safe. Are you clear on the idea of reality versus magical thinking?

a-1591665583 Jun 08, 2020 06:19 PM
Gyms and Bars Allowed to Reopen Friday

Oh jeez here comes the "magical thinking" person again... sigh! Nope, I think that you assume a lot from a few words. It's going to be quite some time before I feel like things are safe. I work in healthcare and listen to real experts and watch the statistics before making my decisions. Open things up, we can handle it here.

a-1591665596 Jun 08, 2020 06:19 PM
Gyms and Bars Allowed to Reopen Friday

Oh jeez here comes the "magical thinking" person again... sigh! Nope, I think that you assume a lot from a few words. It's going to be quite some time before I feel like things are safe. I work in healthcare and listen to real experts and watch the statistics before making my decisions. Open things up, we can handle it here.

Sam The Dog Jun 08, 2020 07:48 PM
Gyms and Bars Allowed to Reopen Friday

@6:19 Our state politicians forgot that the purpose of the lockdown was to prevent overloading our healthcare system with patients. Here is another healthcare worker saying that front is all good. The continued heavy restrictions are completely unnecessary, they keep thinking everyone is going to pretend the virus is gone and go back to normal if they lift them. But society is never going back to the way it was, we will all be more cognizant of our health, wash our hands more, stay home when we're feeling ill. Like many here, people are going to stay at home a little longer. These facts, combined with the WHO now saying asymptomatic people "very rarely" spread the virus, make any restrictive measures unnecessary other than those that solely focus on the very specific high-risk group. But our politicians need to save face, so they will continue the draconian measures via a slow series of "opening up" and claim it was because of their rules things are getting better vs. the DATA and the SCIENCE showing it wasn't that bad to begin with. (still bad though, just not nearly AS bad as Newsom's "Millions will Die in California" moment)

SBLetsGetAlong Jun 08, 2020 08:20 PM
Gyms and Bars Allowed to Reopen Friday

I have a question.
What happens when the next coronavirus comes to town/world? We all gonna hunker down for another 3 months closing businesses & schools hoping the virus disappears on its own?

Anyone recall the 1969 Hong Kong flu, the year we went to the moon?
It killed 100,000 Americans. This virus has killed 113,000.
It was a big deal in the 60s why has no one done anything in 50 years? Have we learned a cure for viruses, Coronaviruses? No.

In the 20th century, three worldwide influenza pandemics occurred:
Spanish influenza in 1918 (17–100 million deaths),
Asian influenza in 1957 (two million deaths), and
Hong Kong influenza in 1968 (one million deaths).
Covid 19 influenza (397,000 deaths ytd)
Again has anyone figured out a cure?
Besides prevention like good hygiene, wash your hands well, stay home if you have You know, all the things most people don’t do but they know they’re supposed to.
Heck the “regular flu/influenza” spreads around the world in yearly outbreaks, resulting in about three to five million cases of severe illness and about 290,000 to 650,000 deaths. (Wikipedia & CDC.org)

Why do we not shut down the world every Fall for 3 months? The “regular flu” can be just as deadly. Do people not care about the “good old flu”?

Seriously, what is the plan? Are we going to start caring about all “flu deaths”?
Are grocery stores going to stay this clean? I never knew how clean a grocery store or public bathroom could be until this outbreak. Hope that policy stays in effect.

macpuzl Jun 08, 2020 08:41 PM
Gyms and Bars Allowed to Reopen Friday

When will you figure out that this is not influenza? It's deadlier. It's a more complex virus. Lucky for us it doesn't mutate as rapidly as influenza, which is what prevents an influenza "cure". We don't shut down for influenza because, even with the rapid mutation, we have, over the years, mostly been exposed to it or the vaccine, and hence have at least some immunity, even to new strains. Most of the influenza deaths are for people who don't get the vaccine, or who are already severely ill. We also have some treatments for flu's complications, like Tamiflu. SARS-CoV-2 is completely novel, so despite the fact that some other, more benign coronaviruses do circulate, they provide little immunity to COVID-19, and we're only now figuring out potential treatments. SARS-CoV-2 also does not appear to be seasonal.

SantaBarbaraObserver Jun 09, 2020 07:33 AM
Gyms and Bars Allowed to Reopen Friday

You keep thinking these people are capable of understanding. Let alone that they're interested... The 'bell curve' Mac, it's God's explanation for why there are so many idiots...

PitMix Jun 09, 2020 10:00 AM
Gyms and Bars Allowed to Reopen Friday

SBLGA, your numbers on the flu are incorrect. But don't let false info get in the way of your beliefs. I repeat, 15% of the people testing positive end up in the hospital. 1/3 of those in the ICU. 1/2 of those die. So 340M people in the US. 15% is 51M. 1/3 of that is 17M. 1/2 of those is 8.5M. Are you saying we shouldn't worry about a new disease that can kill 8,500,000 of us until we can develop a new vaccine? If nothing else, have some empathy for the health professionals that bear the brunt of the work to save the sick people.

santabarbaraJRT Jun 14, 2020 06:49 PM
Gyms and Bars Allowed to Reopen Friday

we should ask bill gates, he holds the patent since 2006 when he is going to vaccinate us all and microchip us in the end.

AdamVant Jun 09, 2020 03:08 AM
Gyms and Bars Allowed to Reopen Friday

After 12 weeks of the overwrought lockdown and all of the silly health orders, I'm healthy, my whole family is healthy, and I don't know a single person who was sick from Wuhan virus. I expect it to stay that way. I am not living in fear, cowering in my house. I am out living my life. You should try it.

SantaBarbaraObserver Jun 09, 2020 07:30 AM
Gyms and Bars Allowed to Reopen Friday

As is always the case with your posts, if it doesn't impact you, if you cant see it, touch it or hear it, it must not be a problem... Heck, it probably doesnt even exist! As you were Mr Vant. As you were...

mm1970 Jun 09, 2020 08:51 AM
Gyms and Bars Allowed to Reopen Friday

I have a few friends who have had it (in March and in April), and it took them weeks to get over it. Their whole families (including young children) were down and out with it. Also, my in-laws have a friend who died and one of my good friends had HER friend die, and her friend was my age (40s).

PitMix Jun 09, 2020 09:55 AM
Gyms and Bars Allowed to Reopen Friday

9:07, very sorry for your loss. ADAM is not going to care though. Just calling it the Wuhan virus shows where he is coming from.

SoapBox Jun 09, 2020 11:38 AM
Gyms and Bars Allowed to Reopen Friday

The use of the pronouns I, me, my, eight times in your brief assessment of the situation is also telling. My father is currently on life support in a medically induced coma with community acquired Covid19. I wish you could have met him before this happened, I'm sure you and he could have become friends.

a-1591712989 Jun 09, 2020 07:29 AM
Gyms and Bars Allowed to Reopen Friday

If they are going to open gyms, bars museums zoos and hair salons there is no reason nails salons and esthetician’s (even if just able to wax) should not be allowed for reopening. Service providers were the last businesses to shut down before and now they are the last to open? How did bars And gyms and in person dining that were thought as riskier get to open before the businesses that were thought to be lower risk previously? Esthetician’s work one person at a time and have always had strict disinfection protocol.

oops Jun 09, 2020 07:57 AM
Gyms and Bars Allowed to Reopen Friday

kids are climbing over the fencing at the skate park. there was no social distancing at the protest. open it all up, the insanity has to stop!!

rwelsh Jun 09, 2020 08:56 AM
Gyms and Bars Allowed to Reopen Friday

Let's live while the living is good. The chance of dying from this are still very low, vs chance of dying from the effects of the lockdown... "For every 1 pt US unemployment goes up, 36,000/yr more people die of heart attacks & deaths of despair (suicide, homicide, overdose, alcoholism etc). They first did this study in 1976. It has proven fairly consistent in subsequent studies."~Toby Rogers, PhD, Political Economist

GeneralTree Jun 09, 2020 09:04 AM
Gyms and Bars Allowed to Reopen Friday

Life expectancy increased during the great depression. How vile and republican in nature to judge risks for others.

SoapBox Jun 09, 2020 02:35 PM
Gyms and Bars Allowed to Reopen Friday

I found the same article that reported those bogus set of facts over and over until they finally died out in the 80's. That same article and doctor recommends including chloroquine, hydroxychloroquine, and intravenous L-ascorbic acid in treating coronavirus. The same "Political Economist" also determined that the medical/pharmaceutical industries "created" autism for profit through vaccinations. Didn't you really just google a fact that you wished were true and then just grab the first result that seemed to confirm it?

Coolio Jun 09, 2020 10:09 AM
Gyms and Bars Allowed to Reopen Friday

For the majority of people who contract COVID-19 it's not a death sentence. Some will get it worse than others and some will be asymptomatic. For those people in a high risk group they should certainly be cautious and do whatever necessary to prevent contracting it. It's unsustainable and much more damaging than the virus the longer it takes to reopen the economy and get back to business.

macpuzl Jun 09, 2020 11:16 AM
Gyms and Bars Allowed to Reopen Friday

I see the COVIDIOTS are distorting the WHO message on asymptomatic spread. What the WHO is saying is that people who test positive for the virus, but *remain asymptomatic*, and never develop disease, do not seem to be a big factor in spreading the virus. People who get the virus *and eventually develop symptoms* may spread the virus readily *while they are in the early asymptomatic phase*.

m-cubed Jun 09, 2020 11:30 AM
Gyms and Bars Allowed to Reopen Friday

that is in fact what the WHO said and it's good news regardless of whether a person wants continued lockdown or a return to 2019 'normalcy'

a-1591735579 Jun 09, 2020 01:46 PM
Gyms and Bars Allowed to Reopen Friday

I think we're lost as a society. We hunkered down for 2 months convinced the world was ending and accusing people who went outside and interacted as potential murderers as they might be infecting and killing people with their sneezes that can travel and fill a room. Then magically everything is fine, we open everything up and celebrate all the people in flimsy face coverings arm in arm by the thousands (and ten thousands in many places) screaming at the top of their lungs. What a world! We literally went from you are a terrible morally reprehensible person who the police should be dealing with if you are outside to you are a terrible person unless you gather by the thousands and demand the police be defunded and disbanded. The whiplash of this tunnel vision certainty is equal parts humorous and terrifying.

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