YREKA, Calif. — On Monday, California's Governor Gavin Newsom announced that reopening requirements were relaxing. It allows most of the 58 counties in the state to begin reopening.
Siskiyou County has been open under extended Phase 2 guidelines. It allows some businesses to reopen that were originally closed during phase one. Included in those openings are restaurant's dining rooms.
Restaurants have been allowed to be open for take-out and delivery. But some restaurants, like Casa Ramos in Yreka, are waiting to make sure their staff is comfortable with the new safety guidelines to keep both themselves and customers safe.
"We are going to spend this week organizing our tables to where we're keeping our six feet apart rule," Christy Gamache-Rennock, part of the management team at the Yreka Casa Ramos Mexican Restaurant, said. "We're going to have employees here to make sure our menus are staying clean, our tables are clean."
Casa Ramos plans to reopen their dining room this Friday to customers.
For some smaller dine-in facilities, like Ke'Taco in Yreka, they are deciding to stick with take-out and curbside delivery until Siskiyou County enters Phase 3.
"Phase 3 is when things are calming down more," the owner of Ke'Taco Tito Paredes said. "There's more advantages to being open because more people are going to come out of their houses and stop being so scared."