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On June 18, 2020, CDPH issued Guidance on the Use of Face Coverings, which broadly requires the use of face coverings in California when in public or common spaces. Complete details, including all requirements and exceptions to these rules, can be found in the guidance.

As California reopens, every business will need to create a safer, low-risk environment. If you own or manage a business, follow the guidance below to protect your workers and customers.

The industry-specific guidance below applies to businesses statewide. Review the guidance that is relevant to your workplace, make a plan, and put it into action. Post your completed checklist so everyone can know the steps you’ve taken. Feel free to add more safety measures to the ones listed here.

Some counties have received state approval to move further into the reopening roadmap. Click here to see the full list of guidance potentially applicable to these counties.

Before reopening, all facilities must:

  1. Perform a detailed risk assessment and create a site-specific protection plan
  2. Train employees on how to limit the spread of COVID-19. This includes how to screen themselves for symptoms and when to stay home.
  3. Set up individual control measures and screenings
  4. Put disinfection protocols in place
  5. Establish physical distancing guidelines

It’s important that employees with COVID-19 know they should stay home. Your sick leave policies will need to support that. See information on:

Statewide guidance

To provide your input on future industry guidance, fill out the California Recovery Roadmap survey.

Guidance for counties with attestations

The following industries may open only in counties approved to move further in the Resilience Roadmap. These guidance should be implemented only with county health officer approval following their review of local epidemiological data including cases per 100,000 population, rate of test positivity, and local preparedness to support a health care surge, vulnerable populations, contact tracing and testing.

Counties that have remained on the County Monitoring List for 3 consecutive days will be required to shut down some industries unless they can be modified to operate outside or by pick-up. Bars must close all operations even if they are operating outdoors. The closures will apply for a minimum of three weeks and are subject to an extension based on epidemiologic indicators. See the list of counties.

  • Dine-in restaurants
  • Wineries and tasting rooms
  • Movie theaters 
  • Family entertainment centers (for example: bowling alleys, miniature golf, batting cages, and arcades)
  • Zoos and museums
  • Cardrooms

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