Uptick in COVID-19 cases could delay July 1 reopening in Contra Costa County – KTVU San Francisco

Numerous Bay Location counties considering delaying reopening as new COVID-19 cases increase

A news release was issued Friday. It began, “Contra Costa Health Services is evaluating whether the county ought to continue its current reopening timeline, due to recent data revealing COVID-19 activity is increasing in the community.”
Health officials say variety of hospitalizations has actually increased 42 percent. The average variety of cases has increased from 39 a day to 68. And more younger people are evaluating positive.

” We desire everyone to be safe. The health and safety of our visitors and our personnel is out number one concern,” said Saleh.
Starting July 1st, Contra Costa County was on track to allow dine-in service to start. Now, an uptick in COVID cases might put the brakes on those strategies.

Saleh stated as much as she would love to use more dining, “We want things to go efficiently and perfectly, not just quickly.”
If the county stops briefly plans to move forward, dining establishments, nail beauty parlors, bars, fitness centers, hotels, and tattoo parlors will be affected.
” The previous 3 or 4 months have been ravaging for us,” said Sean Delfani, General Manager of Zebra Tattoo & & Body Piercing in Walnut Creek.
He stated a possible modification in the timeline could really harm, and put the income of his 50 employee in jeopardy.
” It was a big shock because we were actually increase for totally resuming and now its back to a waiting video game, what weve been doing patiently for 4 months now,” stated Delfani. “We are at the mercy of the county really.”
Delfani said he purchased fashion jewelry and employed back tattoo artists ahead of a July 1st reopening. “Thats a big, huge hit due to the fact that now we have payroll,” he stated. “We have inventory that has been bought and yeah, its bad for sure.”
Right now, Zebra Tattoo can permit customers inside the shop to buy precious jewelry and other products, but no body art is enabled. Delfani stated they are geared up with face shields, disposable aprons, gloves and masks.
The County is anticipated to announce any modifications to the timeline Monday. The CCHS declaration checks out, “If we adjust the resuming timeline, it will be due to the fact that we have a chance to prevent the pandemic from leaving control in the county.”

Health officials state number of hospitalizations has increased 42 percent. The typical number of cases has actually increased from 39 a day to 68. Delfani said he bought jewelry and worked with back tattoo artists ahead of a July 1st reopening. “Thats a huge, huge hit due to the fact that now we have payroll,” he said. “We have stock that has actually been bought and yeah, its bad for sure.”

She stated the restrictions around COVID-19 forced them to entirely alter their company design, shifting to a takeout only menu, and now finally enabling visitors to take a seat, with tables 6 feet apart.

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. – It was a busy Saturday at Main Street Kitchen in Walnut Creek– well, as hectic as it might be with limited tables and outside seating just. “Just this week we got this parklet which let us double our area while still maintaining social range,” said General Manager Nina Saleh.

Elissa Harrington reports.