State and County Announcements about Incremental Re-opening of Businesses
Governor Newsom has announced progress into the next stage on the Resilience Roadmap that guides the re-opening of businesses and other activities.
There is a clear list of sectors, businesses, establishments, or activities that are not permitted to operate at this time in the State of California. This includes:
Personal services such as nail salons, tattoo parlors, gyms and fitness studios Hospitality services, such as bars, wineries, tasting rooms and lounges Entertainment venues with limited capacities, such as movie theaters, gaming facilities, and pro sports (without live audiences) Indoor museums, kids museums and gallery spaces, zoos (without events or shows), and libraries Community centers, including public pools (but excluding water parks), playgrounds, and picnic areas Limited-capacity religious services and cultural ceremonies Nightclubs Concert venues Live audience sports Festivals Theme parks Hotels/lodging for leisure and tourism
The state has provided guidance regarding Stage 2 sectors, businesses, establishments or activities that qualify to reopen upon certification that a county meets California Department of Public Health criteria and ensure the relevant industry guidelines are implemented. These sectors include:
Retail Sector Logistics Sector Manufacturing Sector Destination retail, including shopping malls and swap meets. Personal services, limited to: car washes, pet grooming, tanning facilities, and landscape gardening. Office-based businesses (telework remains strongly encouraged) Dine-in restaurants (other amenities, like bars or gaming areas, are not permitted) Outdoor museums and open gallery spaces
Businesses in these sectors should review the industry guidelines and be prepared to implement them as state and county orders allow those sectors to re-open or re-open with modified operations.
Before reopening, all facilities should:
Perform a detailed risk assessment and implement a site-specific protection plan 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 Implement individual control measures and screenings Implement disinfecting protocols Implement physical distancing guidance
For cities in San Diego County, including Carlsbad, the county has provided additional guidance on the safe opening of businesses. According to the county, the Resilience Roadmap released by the state allows for certain businesses to reopen, with restrictions, starting May 8. It restricts operations at retail establishments to curbside and delivery only, including:
Bookstores Jewelry stores Toy stores Clothing stores Shoe stores Home and furnishing stores Sporting goods stores Antique stores Music stores Florists
Businesses in the supply chain that support these businesses, in manufacturing and logistical sectors, can also operate consistent with relevant industry guidance and checklists issued by the state.
Businesses that are allowed to re-open consistent with state and county actions need to complete the county’s Safe Reopening Plan, print and post it at their entrance.
You can find more information from the county here. Businesses with questions can also email email@example.com
The updated county public health order with additional information can be found here.
The state has also set up a way to gather input to inform future industry guidance using the California Recovery Roadmap survey.