COVID19 and “Variance”

What is “variance” you may ask?

It is sort of like a privilege permitting businesses to be open, or reopen. Businesses in the Santa Clara County are required to submit the application by 13 July 2020 if they wish to resume their operation. The County will submit this request to the State also by the 13 July as well. Businesses have to demonstrate that they have modified doing business to minimize the spread of COVID19.


1- Telework, 2- New Social Distancing Protocol requirements, 3- Capacity limitations, 4- Positive case reporting

After completing the variance application with the county the following businesses will be allowed to reopen:

  • Personal Services, including hair and nail salons, massage therapy, and other body care services
  • Gyms and fitness centers
  • Construction
  • Recreational and athletic activities
  • Gatherings, including for social, economic, religious, cultural, and other purposes
  • Agriculture
  • Hotels and motels
  • Public transit
  • Childcare, summer camps, and children’s activities
  • Pools
  • Outdoor dining
  • Food facilities

By Wassim Yassine,

A-Z Driving School Owner