On June 18, 2020, CDPH issued Guidance on the Use of Face Coverings (link opens in new tab), 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 (link opens in new tab), 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 (link opens in new tab) to see the full list of guidance potentially applicable to these counties.
Before reopening, all facilities must:
- Perform a detailed risk assessment and create a site-specific protection plan
- Train employees on how to limit the spread of COVID-19. This includes how to screen themselves for symptoms (link opens in new tab) and when to stay home.
- Set up individual control measures and screenings
- Put disinfection protocols in place
- 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:
- Government programs supporting COVID-19 sick leave (link opens in new tab) and workers’ compensation (link opens in new tab)
- Family friendly practices for employers (PDF) (link opens in new tab)
- Support for working families (PDF) (link opens in new tab)
Click here (link opens in new tab) for even more information, guidelines, and checklists for businesses and others.