Business Reopening Guidance and Checklists

Overview

State Guidance for Businesses
Requirements and industry checklists for employers and businesses

State Guidelines for Stage 2 Business Reopening

Californians have been staying home and saving lives. These efforts have allowed California to release a roadmap for reopening businesses and workplaces safely.

The state and Placer County are now in Stage 2, where retail and related logistics and manufacturing, and essential businesses can open. The state has also certified Placer County, among others, to allow dine-in restaurants, shopping centers, barber shops, hair salons and churches to operate, with modifications.

As California moves through stage 2 of the state resilience roadmap, every business should take steps to reduce the risk of COVID-19:

  • Plan and prepare for re-opening
  • Make radical changes within the workplace
  • Adjust practices by employees and help educate customers

Please visit the State of California industry guidance page for resources specific to your business for safe reopening.

California Industry Guidance  

State Guidelines for Stage 2 Business Reopening

Californians have been staying home and saving lives. These efforts have allowed California to release a roadmap for reopening businesses and workplaces safely.

The state and Placer County are now in Stage 2, where retail and related logistics and manufacturing, and essential businesses can open. The state has also certified Placer County, among others, to allow dine-in restaurants, shopping centers, barber shops, hair salons and churches to operate, with modifications.

As California moves through stage 2 of the state resilience roadmap, every business should take steps to reduce the risk of COVID-19:

  • Plan and prepare for re-opening
  • Make radical changes within the workplace
  • Adjust practices by employees and help educate customers

Please visit the State of California industry guidance page for resources specific to your business for safe reopening.

California Industry Guidance  

Guidelines are included for the following industries:

  • Agriculture and livestock
  • Auto dealerships
  • Child care
  • Communications infrastructure
  • Construction
  • Delivery Services
  • Energy and utilities
  • Food packing
  • Hotels and lodging
  • Limited services
  • Logistics and warehousing
  • Manufacturing
  • Mining and logging
  • Outdoor museums
  • Office workspaces
  • Ports
  • Public transit and intercity passenger rail
  • Real estate transaction
  • Retail

Guidance for Approved Counties, including Placer County:

  • Dine-in Restaurants 
  • Shopping Centers

Review the guidance that is relevant to your workplace, prepare a plan based on the guidance for your industry, and put it into action. 

When complete, you can post the industry-specific checklist provided by the state in your workplace to show your customers and your employees that you’ve reduced the risk and are open for business.

Before reopening, all facilities must:

  1. Perform a detailed risk assessment and implement a site-specific protection plan
  2. Train employees on how to limit the spread of COVID-19, including how to screen themselves for symptoms and stay home if they have them
  3. Implement individual control measures and screenings
  4. Implement disinfecting protocols
  5. Implement physical distancing guidelines

It is critical that employees needing to self-isolate because of COVID-19 are encouraged to stay at home, with sick leave policies to support that, to prevent further infection in your workplace. See additional information on government programs supporting sick leave and worker’s compensation for COVID-19.