What You Need to Know
State of California
INDOOR DINING CLOSURES
In most counties, restaurants are prohibited from operating indoor dining rooms, and other industry sectors are also strictly limited to outdoor operations.
However, in a growing number of counties, the state is permitting indoor dining in a very limited capacity. The state will be updating the list of counties every Tuesday to determine what, if any, movement a county may have between tiers.
To see the status of activities in your county, click here: https://covid19.ca.gov/safer-economy/
Note: Even if the state allows indoor dining, your individual county can place its own limits on this activity. The CRA continues to tirelessly advocate for the safe reopening of restaurants.
Below you will find a list of counties- and their current status as it relates to indoor dining.
Widespread/Purple Tier- No indoor dining.
- Most counties remain in this category.
Substantial/Red Tier- State approval for Indoor dining at limited capacity of 25% or 100 people, whichever is less.
- **San Francisco (please note the County has stepped in to prohibit indoor dining)
- San Diego
- **Santa Clara (please note the County has stepped in to prohibit indoor dining)
- Santa Cruz
- San Luis Obispo
- San Mateo
Moderate/Orange- State approval for Indoor dining at limited capacity of 50% or 200 people, whichever is less.
- Del Norte
- El Dorado
- Shasta Plumas
Minimal/Yellow- State approval for Indoor dining at limited capacity of 50% or 200 people, whichever is less.
INDOOR DINING GUIDANCE
INDUSTRY GUIDANCE: Restaurants, Bars, and Wineries COVID-19 Industry Guidance: Restaurants, Bars, and Wineries PDF
This checklist (https://covid19.ca.gov/pdf/checklist-dine-in-restaurants.pdf) is meant to assist dine-in restaurants in implementing their plan to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace and is a supplement to the “INDUSTRY GUIDANCE: Restaurants, Bars, and Wineries.”
STATEWIDE FACIAL COVERINGS MANDATE
The State Department of Public Health requires restaurant employees and ALL individuals statewide to wear face coverings when out in public or in/at a private business.
For details of the statewide face mask order, please see the link here: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/CDPH%20Document%20Library/COVID-19/Guidance-for-Face-Coverings_06-18-2020.pdf
WHAT TO DO?- COVID-19 POSITIVE WORKPLACES
On July 24th, Governor Newsom released the “COVID-19 Employer Playbook” for a safe re-opening.
The document contains guidance on how to handle incidents of COVID-19 positive employees in the workplace, including:
- Mandatory Outbreak Preparedness Actions
- Communication Expectations to Local Health Director of COVID-19 Cases
- Protocols for Testing & Preventing Spread in the Workplace
- Procedures for Allowing Employees to Return to Work
- Reporting COVID-19 Cases to CAL/OSHA
It is critical to be aware that local Health Departments, can also have their more specified procedures on what to do in the case of a COVID-19 positive workplace.