[VIDEO] Mason County officials are moving ahead with the County’s application to move from Phase 2 of the Governor’s Safe Start reopening plan to Phase 3. Monday morning, Dave Windom, Director of Mason County Community Services, updated the Mason County Commission on the application process.
Windom explained that the State Secretary of Health does not want Mason County applying any earlier than June 13th which is the date marking the County being in Phase 2 for three weeks. The plan now is for the Mason County Board of Health and the Mason County Commission to approve the Phase 3 application on June 16th, The State is expected to take a few days to review the application. If Mason County receives approval to move to Phase 3, the County Commissioners would set a specific date, likely 48 hours after approval, to allow businesses to reopen to Phase 3 levels.
Phase 3 includes allowing gatherings of no more than 50 people, 50 percent capacity at recreational facilities (gyms, public pools, etc.) and movie theaters, and 75 percent capacity at restaurants. Libraries and museums would be allowed to reopen.
Another briefing on the application will be held next Monday with action again expected next Tuesday. The hope is for Mason County be in Phase 3 on June 22nd.