Santa Clara County COVID-19 Cases Considered Widespread in New State Criteria, But Hair Salons and Barber Shops Can Open Outdoors

By Robert Haugh

Governor Gavin Newsom announced a “Blueprint for a Safer Economy.” It classifies counties under a four-tier system.

Santa Clara County is considered to have “widespread” COVID-19 cases, the worst category. Most of the counties in the state are in the widespread category, too.

That means the county has more than 7 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people and a positive test rate of 8 percent or more.

Hair salons and barbershops are allowed to open outdoor operations this week in Santa Clara County. Other business sectors remain shut down.

A new website shows the rules for opening for different industries by county.  Here’s an example of shopping malls in our county:

One comment

  1. This is not entirely accurate.   Outdoor barber shops were already allowed to open outdoors.  Starting yesterday, barber shops are now allowed to open indoors (with modifications).

Leave a Reply