For the record… here’s Solano County’s successful request to the State to open up sooner

By Roger Straw, June 2, 2020

This is old news and kind of boring, so you may want to quit right now.

But it’s important to register for the record, the rationale of Solano County Public Health in requesting permission for a quicker opening of retail stores, shopping malls, swapmeets, dine-in restaurants and schools in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

On May 20, Solano County resubmitted it’s “Variance Attestation,” and State officials approved it on the same day.  And pretty soon after, we found ourselves struggling to understand the restrictions, guidelines and conditions for re-opening.

Until today, I was unable to locate a copy of Solano’s Variance Attestation, but here it is: Solano County Attestation.pdf

The 16-page document (and attached Roadmap to Recovery and Appendices) is actually pretty interesting.  It has sections covering:

    • Background
    • Local Variance
    • Readiness for Variance
    • Readiness Criteria (with many important subheadings)
    • Testing
    • Contact Tracing
    • Living and Working in Congregate Settings
    • Protecting the Vulnerable
    • Acute Care Surge
    • Essential Workers
    • Special Considerations
    • Community Engagement
    • Relationship to Surrounding Counties

If you have the inclination, it’s well worth your time to read.