COVID-19: Industry Guidelines - Preparing to Re-Open

​​​​​​​​​​​​​Below is industry guidance for businesses to follow as the County begins to reopen. ​​​​​


 

California’s Four-Stage Plan

Stage 1 – Safety and Preparedness

Make workplaces safe for our essential workers.

Stage 2 – Lower-Risk Workplaces

Early

Gradu​ally reopen retail (curbside only), manufacturing and logistics.

Later

Relax retail restrictions, adapt and reopen schools, child care, offices, limited hospitality and personal services. 

NOT in Stage 1 or 2 – Higher Risk Workplaces:

  • Personal services such as nail salons, tattoo parlors, gyms and fitness studios
  • Hospitality services, such as bars and lounges
  • Entertainment venues, such as movie theaters, pro sports, gaming, gambling​, and arcade venues
  • Indoor museums, kids museums and gallery spaces, zoos, and libraries
  • Community centers, including public pools, playgrounds, and picnic areas
  • Religious services and cultural ceremonies
  • Nightclubs
  • Concert venues
  • Festivals
  • Theme parks
  • Hotels/lodging for leisure and tourism

​Stage 2 expansion will be phased in gradually. Some communities may move through Stage 2 faster if they are able to show greater progress. Counties that have met the readiness criteria and worked with the California Department of Public Health can open more workplaces as outlined on the County Variance page

Stage 3 – Higher-risk Workplaces 

Adapt and reopen movie theaters, religious services, and more personal and hospitality services. 

Stage 4 – End of Stay Home Order 

Reopen areas of highest risk: e.g. Concerts, conventions, sports arenas.

Current Stage

​​Stage 2

​Sacramento County was given the approval by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH)  to move further into “Stage 2" of California's Roadmap to Modify the COVID-19 Stay-at-Home Order.  The County released its May 26, 2020, Public Health Order,  effective immediately, which has been revised to outline which sectors have approval to move forward with opening in accordance with State guidelines. The May 26 Health Order aligns with previous health orders, but supersedes those of March 19, April 7, May 1 and May 22. 

The Public Health Order continues to reinforce the direction that all individuals stay home as much as possible and carry on with social distancing protocols while beginning to relax restrictions on lower-risk businesses.  Sacramento County is recommending the CDPH guidance on the use of cloth face coverings  to protect others from being infected by those without symptoms.  ​

Summary of May 26, 2020 Health Order Updates “Stage 2, Part A and B". Businesses that are allowed to resume operations upon implementing the state re-opening guidance include: 

  • Child Care: Child Care, Day Care and Family Daycare
  • Entertainment:
    • ​​​Large Outdoor Venues: Art Galleries, Drive-through graduation ceremonies, Outdoor Museums
  • Government: Public Lobbies may Reopen
  • Healthcare: Resume Dental Preventative Care
  • Hospitality: Dine-in Restaurants may operate
    • The CDPH has prepared Dine-in Restaurants guidance and checklist documents to create safer environments for workers and customers.
    • Reduced capacity – tables at least 6 feet apart (Household members only dine together); Staff wear face coverings; Disposable menus; prefer no cash; frequently clean high-contact surfaces
    • To support local restaurants and the safe return of dining out, the County issued a local emergency order that provides businesses an opportunity to temporarily add or expand outdoor dining areas. Restaurants can submit an application to the County's Department of Planning and Environmental Review. ​
  • Offices/Wo​rkplace: Reopen small offices when telework is not ​possible​
  • Personal Care: Car Washes, Hair Salons, Pet Grooming and Barber Shops may operate
  • Political Gathering: Political protests or political expression gatherings at 25 percent of building’s capacity or up to 100 attendees
  • Private Enterprise: Agricultural Food and Beverage Cultivation, Process and Distribution open for retail by appointment only
  • Professional Services: Plumbers, Electricians, Exterminators, Arborists, Landscapers and Gardner's​
  • Retail: Micro Enterprise Retail, Shopping Malls
  • Religious/Cultural: Drive-through religious services, Religious services at 25 percent of building’s capacity up to 100 people
  • Schools/Day Care: Child Care, Day Care and Family Daycare may reopen
    • Intensify cleaning and disinfection efforts; Modify drop off/pick up procedures; symptom screening procedures upon arrival; and Maintain adequate staff/children ratio to ensure safety: (CDC Guidance)
  • ​​Transportation: Resume Local Public Transportation​​

*All reopening is with modifications/restrictions for social distancing protocol – read the 5/26 Health Order for details.

Do you have questions about the Public Health Order? Call the County's COVID-19 Hotline: 916-875-2400.​

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

General Guidance

Local Utilities:  - SMUD - Regional Water Authority​

Loan Opportunities: SBA Assistance

Signage: Employee​ RightsSocial Distancing Protocol

​Testing: Sacramento County - California Testing Sites

The guidance for the agriculture and livestock industry provides guidelines to create a safer environment for workers. Review the guidance, prepare a plan, and post the checklist for the agriculture and livestock industry in your workplace to show customers and employees that you’ve reduced the risk and are open for business.
The guidance for the automobile dealerships and rental operators industry provides guidelines to create a safer environment for workers. Review the guidance, prepare a plan, and post the checklist for the automobile dealerships and rental operators industry in your workplace to show customers and employees that you’ve reduced the risk and are open for business.
All childcare facilities can open with necessary modifications. The guidance for childcare industry provides guidelines to create a safer environment for workers.
The guidance for the communications infrastructure industry provides guidelines to create a safer environment for workers. Review the guidance, prepare a plan, and post the checklist for the communications infrastructure industry in your workplace to show customers and employees that you’ve reduced the risk and are open for business.
This guidance for the construction industry provides guidelines to create a safer environment for workers. Review the guidance, prepare a plan, and post the checklist for the construction industry in your workplace to show customers and employees that you’ve reduced the risk and are open for business.
The guidance for the delivery services industry provides guidelines to create a safer environment for workers. Review the guidance, prepare a plan, and post the checklist for the delivery services industry in your workplace to show customers and employees that you’ve reduced the risk and are open for business.
This guidance for dine-in restaurants provides guidelines to create a safer environment for workers. Review the guidance, prepare a plan, and post the checklist for dine-in restaurants in your workplace to show customers and employees that you’ve reduced the risk and are open for business.
The guidance for the energy and utilities industry provides guidelines to create a safer environment for workers. Review the guidance, prepare a plan, and post the checklist for the energy and utilities industry in your workplace to show customers and employees that you’ve reduced the risk and are open for business.
The guidance for facilities that process or pack meat, dairy, or produce provides guidelines to create a safer environment for workers. Review the guidance, prepare a plan, and post the checklist for facilities that process or pack meat, dairy or produce in your workplace to show customers and employees that you’ve reduced the risk and are open for business.
This ​guidance for hair salons and barbershops provides guidelines to create a safer environment for workers.
This guidance for the hotels and lodging provides guidelines to create a safer environment for workers. Under the current statewide Stay-at-Home order, hotels should only open for COVID-19 mitigation and containment measures, treatment measures, providing accommodation for essential workers, or providing housing solutions, including measures to protect homeless populations. Review the guidance, prepare a plan, and post the checklist for hotels and lodging in your workplace to show customers and employees that you’ve reduced the risk and are open for business.
The guidance for the life sciences industry provides guidelines to create a safer environment for workers. Review the guidance, prepare a plan, and post the checklist for the life sciences industry in your workplace to show customers and employees that you’ve reduced the risk and are open for business.
This guidance for limited services provides guidelines to create a safer environment for workers. Review the guidance, prepare a plan, and post the checklist for limited services in your workplace to show customers and employees that you’ve reduced the risk and are open for business.
The guidance for businesses operating in the logistics/warehousing industry provides guidelines to create a safer environment for workers. Review the guidance, prepare a plan, and post the checklist for the logistics/warehousing industry in your workplace to show customers and employees that you’ve reduced the risk and are open for business.
The guidance for the manufacturing industry provides guidelines to create a safer environment for workers. Review the guidance, prepare a plan, and post the checklist for the manufacturing industry in your workplace to show customers and employees that you’ve reduced the risk and are open for business.
The guidance for the mining and logging industries provides guidelines to create a safer environment for workers. Under the current statewide Stay-at-Home order, office workspaces should only open for Stage One sectors, identified in the essential workforce list. Counties that are approved to move more quickly through stage 2, offices workspaces will be able to open. Review the guidance, prepare a plan, and post the checklist for the mining and logging industries in your workplace to show customers and employees that you’ve reduced the risk and are open for business. 
This guidance for office workspaces provides guidelines to create a safer environment for workers. Under the current statewide Stay-at-Home order, office workspaces should only open for Stage One sectors, identified in the essential workforce list. Counties that are approved to move more quickly through stage 2, offices workspaces will be able to open. Review the guidance, prepare a plan, and post the checklist for office workspaces in your workplace to show customers and employees that you’ve reduced the risk and are open for business.
This guidance for outdoor museums provides guidelines to create a safer environment for workers. Review the guidance, prepare a plan, and post the checklist for outdoor museums in your workplace to show customers and employees that you’ve reduced the risk and are open for business.
This guidance for the places of worship provides guidelines to create a safer environment for workers.
This guidance for public transit agencies provides guidelines to create a safer environment for workers. Review the guidance, prepare a plan, and post the checklist for public transit agencies in your workplace to show customers and employees that you’ve reduced the risk and are open for business.
This guidance for businesses operating in the real estate industry provides guidelines to create a safer environment for workers. Review the guidance, prepare a plan, and post the checklist for the real estate industry in your workplace to show customers and employees that you’ve reduced the risk and are open for business.
This guidance for retailers provides guidelines to create a safer environment for workers. Under the current statewide Stay-at-Home order, retail should only open for curbside pick-up and delivery.

However, retail stores identified in the essential workforce list can open for in-store shopping. They include:

- Retail facilities specializing in medical goods and supplies
- Grocery stores, pharmacies, convenience stores, and other retail that sells food or beverage products, and animal/pet food
- Fuel centers such as gas stations and truck stops
- Hardware and building materials stores, consumer electronics, technology and appliances retail
- In counties that are approved to move more quickly through stage 2, all in-store retail will be able to open, including shopping malls.

Review the guidance, prepare a plan, and post the checklist for retail in your workplace to show customers and employees that you’ve reduced the risk and are open for business.
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