Madera County Turning the Dimmer Switch

By | May 20, 2020

When the new case rate reaches a certain level, the state will require some business sectors to close – part of what Gov. Newsome refers to as “Turning the Dimmer Switch”.  Madera has been on the state watch list for 3 consecutive days due to the number of new cases, and is requiring  specified sectors to help control COVID spread (see “Open to Modified Business” below).

Open Not yet open 

Barber shops & salons  
Campgrounds and outdoor recreation
Car washes and pet grooming 
Childcare & Day camps
Essential businesses
Gyms and fitness centers
Hotels (tourism and individual travel)
In-store retail
Logistics sector
Manufacturing sector
Music, film & TV Production      
Non-essential offices; teleworking encouraged
Outdoor museums
Outdoor recreating with physical distancing
Personal services like nail salons, tattoo parlors, body waxing
Profession sports without live audiences
Racetracks & satellite wagering
Religious services and cultural ceremonies
Swap meets
Wedding Ceremonies
Bars temporarily closed until July 28th
Higher education
Indoor playgrounds, 
bounce centers,
ball pits & laser tag,
roller and ice rinks
concert venues
Live theater,
theme parks
Saunas & steam rooms
Sports, live audience &
youth sports
Wedding receptions &
mass gatherings

For more information on how you can help stop the spread of Covid-19 and keep you and your family safe visit the Madera County Health Department website at