COVID-19 County Variance Attestation Form
May 18, 2020 Revision
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has revised the
COVID-19 County Variance Attestation Form.
As we continue to move through this process, we recognized a need to make changes to the criteria that counties must meet to move through Stage 2.
Resubmitting for Approval
If a county did not meet the criteria outlined in the prior attestation form and would like to complete the COVID-19 County Variance Form (revised May 18, 2020) in order to move more quickly through Stage 2, a county may do so by submitting the required documentation as specified in the new form.
The goal continues to be to open the state in a way that minimizes the risk for COVID-19 to the extent possible, which includes:
Limiting non-essential movement and mixing of populations, especially within jurisdictions with higher confirmed cases, and
Delaying the opening of environments in which there is prolonged and close contact as part of the way business must operate. CDPH made some changes most notably in the Epidemiologic Stability of COVID-19 section.
Counties Attestations Filed
On May 8th, the Governor outlined a process where counties who met specific criteria could move more quickly than other parts of the state through Stage 2 of modifying the Stay-at-Home order.
The counties below have filed an Attestation that they have met the readiness criteria specified in the May 8, 2020
COVID-19 County Variance Attestation Form (PDF). These counties can move more quickly through Stage 2 opening sectors once state guidance is posted for that sector.