Reopening requires State Guidance for the business sector or activity and approval by the San Joaquin County Public Health Officer. State Guidance documents do not set the date for reopening in San Joaquin County. Before reopening, please confirm that the business sector or activity has been approved by San Joaquin County.
Due to a significant increase in COVID-19 community spread, the California Department of Public Health is requiring certain business sectors in counties that have been on a State Monitoring List - including San Joaquin County - to close indoor operations, effective immediately:
The following were not approved for opening in San Joaquin County, but have been ordered to close in other counties:
All brewpubs, breweries, bars, and pubs have been ordered to close in 19 counties, both indoor and outdoor. (Note: These were not approved for opening in San Joaquin County.)
State Guidance for Worship Services, Religious Services, Cultural Ceremonies (funeral services) and Fitness Facilities has been updated, effective July 1, 2020.
Effective June 18, 2020, the California Department of Public Health Service issued Guidance on the Use of Face Coverings, mandating the use of face coverings in California in public or common spaces.
In Stockton, we are required to follow both the State and County Stay at Home Orders, which have been in place since March 19, 2020. These orders have been modified and updated based on the State of California Resilience Roadmap, which allows gradual reopening in stages:
With modifications made following State of California Guidance, the following may be open in San Joaquin County:
San Joaquin County has received approval from the State to proceed with reopening under the direction of the San Joaquin County Public Health Officer. The State issues guidance; following the release of State Guidance, the San Joaquin County Public Health Officer will approve reopening and implementation.
Requirements for cleaning and physical distancing are applicable to all operations. State guidance for industries is available at https://covid19.ca.gov/roadmap, along with some checklists that can be posted to ensure customers and employees that actions have been taken to reduce risk, and to indicate that the business is open. Links to State Guidance and Checklists are available below.
Before reopening, each business and all facilities should:
The following businesses cannot open, yet:
The San Joaquin County April 24, 2020, Stay at Home Order was repealed and replaced on Friday, May 8, 2020, allowing certain outdoor recreational activities and, consistent with the State of California reopening plan under Stage 2. On May 26, 2020, San Joaquin County issued an order approving religious services and cultural ceremonies and activities at places of worship. On June 2, 2020, San Joaquin County repealed and replaced its Stay at Home Order and updated the Order on June 12, June 16 and June 18, 2020.
San Joaquin County has also authorized reopening certain outdoor recreational activities: boat ramps; disc golf (no using nets); fishing; gun ranges; hunting clubs/archery; marinas; and parks.
The number of cases of COVID-19 is reported by San Joaquin County Public Health Services. County-wide information is updated daily. Data is available using the Dashboard available on the San Joaquin County Public Health website:
If you need a COVID-19 test, tests are being offered by a number of healthcare providers throughout San Joaquin County.
There are two free testing sites available in San Joaquin County: One is located in French Camp, near San Joaquin General Hospital, and the second is located in Lodi, at the Lodi Public Library. Both sites require an appointment. Please use links below.
The State of California Baseline COVID-19 Testing Program, developed by Verily, is provided in French Camp, near San Joaquin General Hospital, just off of Interstate 5. Please use the following link to request an appointment:
This is one of 80 testing sites provided through a partnership with OptumServe, the federal government health services business of Optum, a leading health services innovation company.
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