Sacramento business owners hesitant, hopeful for eased restrictions – KCRA Sacramento

Sacramento entrepreneur reluctant, confident for relieved limitations

Updated: 8:42 PM PDT Mar 15, 2021

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BACK TO YOU. TY: BACK TO OUR CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE. MILLIONS MORE CALIFORNIANS ARE NOW ELIGIBLE TO GET VACCINATED. TONI: THE STATE IS OPENING UP THE REQUIREMENTS TO THOSE WITH CERTAIN HEALTH CONDITIONS AND DISABILITIES, AS WELL AS THOSE EMPLOYED IN CERTAIN INDUSTRIES. TEO TORRES IS WORKING FROM HOME. HE HAS MORE ON WHO CAN NOW GET THE SHOT. EXCELLENT MORNING. TEO: GOOD MORNING TO BOTH OF YOU. THIS WILL ALLOW AN ESTIMATED FOUR AND A HALF MILLION MORE CALIFORNIANS TO GET THE VACCINE. THERE IS SPECIFIC CRITERIA. LETS GO THROUGH THESE HEALTH CONDITIONS. ACCORDING TO THE STATES DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH, ANYONE BETWEEN THE AGES OF 16 AND 64 WITH CANCER. KIDNEY DISEASE, PULMONARY DISEASE, DOWN SYNDROME, ORGAN TRANSPLANTS, PREGNANCY, SICKLE CELL DISEASE, HEART CONDITIONS, OBESITY, AND TYPE TWO DIABET ALSO NO QUALIFIES. INDIVIDUALS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL OR HIGH-RISK DISABILITY ARE ALSO ELIGIBLE. DR. VANESSA WALKER SAYS ITS IMPORTANT FOR PEOPLE AT HIGH-RISK TO GET THE VACCINE. >> > > I HAVE BEEN TAKING CARE OF PATIENTS WITH COVID FOR A LONG TIME NOW AND ITS NOT ALL ABOUT AGE. IVE HAD MANY PATIENTS IN THEIR 50S, 40S, WITH DIABETES, they and obesity ARE FREQUENTLY ON VENTILATORS, HIGH-RESOURCE UTILIZERS, VERY SICK, OFTEN TIMES DI SO, I THINK IT IS VERY GOOD TO GET THESE PEOPLE THAT ARE REALLY, REALLY AT RISK OF GETTING SEVERE COVID OR HOSPITALIZED AND EVEN DYING, LETS GET THEM VACCINATED. TEO: ELIGIBILITY IS ALSO EXPANDING TO INCLUDE PEOPLE IN JAIL, PRISON, OR TREATMENT FACILITIES AND THE HOMELESS. ENERGY WORKERS WHO RESPOND TO EMERGENCIES, PUBLIC TRANSIT WORKERS, JANITORS AND DISASTER SERVICE WORKERS, MASSAGE THERAPISTS AND LIBRARIANS WILL ALSO BE ELIGIBLE, STARTING TODAY. RECENTLY, THE STATE RELEASED GUIDELINES THAT SAID PEOPLE WITH THESE CONDITIONS OR DISABILITIES WILL NOT BE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE DOCUMENTATION TO VERIFY THEIR DIAGNOSIS. THEY MAY BE ASKED TO SIGN A SELF-ATTESTATION THAT THEY MEET THE CRITERIA. BACK TO YOU. TONI: THANK YOU. HERES A LOOK AT THE NUMBERS. The General Public HEALTH DEPARTMENT SAYS NEARLY 11.8 MILLION VACCINE DOSES HAVE BEEN GIVEN TO PEOPLE IN CALIFORNIA. THATS ABOUT 75% OF THE 15 MILLION DOSES THAT HAVE BEEN DELIVERED TO THE STATE, AND TAKE A LOOK AT THIS THERE WERE JUST OVER 1400 CASES REPORTED STATE-WIDE ON SATURDAY. THATS THE LOWEST NUMBER IN MONTHS. THE 7-DAY POSITIVITY RATE IS DOWN TO 2%. THATS THE LOWEST ITS EVER BEEN SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THE PANDEMIC. AS A RESULT, STATE HEALTH OFFICIALS EXPECT ANOTHER 13 COUNTIES WILL BE ABLE TO MOVE TO THE RED TIER TOMORROW. ON THE LIST, SACRAMENTO, SAN JOAQUIN, AND YUBA COUNTIES. WHILE ITS NOT OFFICIAL YET, THE NUMBERS APPEAR TO BE ON PACE WITH RE-OPENING, JUST IN TIME FOR SAINT PATRICKS DAY. MANY SCHOOL DISTRICTS HAVE PROMISED TO BRING MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS BACK TO SCHOOL IN THE RED TIER. THE OTHER DAY THE NATOMAS UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT NOTIFIED PARENTS THAT IF THE COUNTY MOVES INTO RED TOMORROW, THEY WILL REOPEN MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOLS NEXT MONDAY, WITH MINIMUM DAYS. THOSE WHO OPTED TO CONTINUE DISTANCE LEARNING WO

Sacramento company owners reluctant, enthusiastic for alleviated restrictions

Updated: 8:42 PM PDT Mar 15, 2021

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ON THE LIST, SACRAMENTO, SAN JOAQUIN, AND YUBA COUNTIES. Sacramento County is expected to loosen up COVID-19 constraints on Tuesday.The countys prepared for relocation to the red tier would allow some companies to resume inside your home with limited capacity. Sacramento had been in the purple tier formerly– the states most strict tier for resuming– for months when case rates and deaths were at record levels throughout the state.Moving to the red tier implies indoor dining and motion picture theaters can reopen at 25% capacity or up to 100 people, whichever is less.” Mike Testa, Visit Sacramento” Its been a tough year for everyone.” Mike Testa, Visit Sacramento.

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Sacramento County is anticipated to loosen up COVID-19 constraints on Tuesday.The countys prepared for relocation to the red tier would enable some companies to reopen inside your home with limited capability. When case rates and deaths were at record levels across the state, Sacramento had been in the purple tier formerly– the states most rigid tier for reopening– for months.
Relocating to the red tier means indoor dining and theater can resume at 25% capacity or up to 100 people, whichever is less. Health clubs can open indoors at 10% capacity. Museums, aquariums and zoos can open indoor activities at 25% capacity.KCRA 3 News spoke with company owner and city leaders about the possible shift.David Gull, New Helvetia Brewing Company

Sacramento company owner carefully positive about possible tier development..

Sacramento entrepreneur very carefully positive about possible tier development..

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” Well, theres a lot of preparation that goes into it. Its been a year, clearly. We opened for a couple of weeks last fall. Effectively, weve been closed for a year. Ive been fortunate that Ive been offering food every weekend given that summer season. Ive been able to keep up on the upkeep. The place is basically ready to go today.” Mike Testa, Visit Sacramento.

Sacramento County is expected to loosen COVID-19 constraints on Tuesday.The countys expected move to the red tier would allow some businesses to resume inside your home with restricted capacity. Sacramento had actually been in the purple tier formerly– the states most stringent tier for reopening– for months when case rates and deaths were at record levels throughout the state.Moving to the red tier means indoor dining and film theaters can resume at 25% capability or up to 100 individuals, whichever is fewer.” Mike Testa, Visit Sacramento” Its been a tough year for everybody.

Sacramento company owners very carefully positive about possible tier improvement..

Im absolutely confident that the 25% indoor allowance now will provide us a little bit of a boost. Obviously, we desire to get it to 100% as soon as possible. Were going to continue with mask-wearing mandates and motivate clients to be polite as theyre moving about in our shared indoor area.

” Its been a tough year for everyone. I think we have that chance to do a little bit more to bring individuals back into restaurants. Its a huge deal and its a cause for event due to the fact that it means were relocating the ideal direction.”.