Low-Risk Businesses Now Open for Curbside Service
• Book Stores
• Clothing Stores
• Home and Furnishing Stores
• Music Stores
• Shoe Stores
• Sporting Goods Stores
• Toy Stores
The Public Health Department (PHD) states these businesses are able to open for curbside pick-up only and must maintain physical distancing protocols for staff and customers. Supply chains supporting these businesses, in manufacturing and logistical sectors may also reopen while adhering to the physical distancing guidelines.
PHD issued another Health Officer Order regarding the reopening of such businesses as well as clarifying outdoor pool use, tennis courts, and graduations.
Outdoors Only Multi-Unit Housing Pool Guidance:
- Public pools and spas located outdoors, including those in a home owner’s association (HOA), apartment complex, hotel, motel, country or private club, county or city pool, and gym or fitness club may allow individuals of one household at a time, limited to six individuals from the single living unit, to swim, or to use the deck area and pool restrooms and showers.
- A community center, gym, or fitness club with a pool or spa must keep all other areas closed.
- Medical or therapy pools that provide medically prescribed supervised therapy may continue to operate.
- Public and semi-public pools and spas located indoors must remain closed.
Tennis and/or Pickleball Outdoors Only: Outdoor public and private tennis and pickleball courts may operate, with social distancing requirements and the additional protocols.
Graduations: public and private distance learning and/or administration only
- Graduations may be provided through streaming or other technology; or outdoor, in-person if all of the following protocols are followed:
- No more than five persons at a time, may enter nearby buildings to put on the presentation.
·Protection against COVID-19:
- Vulnerable individuals, those with symptoms of COVID-19, and anyone with exposure to a COVID-19 case should not attend.
- Sharing or exchanging materials such as diplomas, awards, medals, graduation caps, "sign-in" practices, gifts, flowers.
More guidance and the full Health Officer Order can be viewed here: https://publichealthsbc.org/health-officer-orders/