Reopening: What You Need to Know
Phase 2

Coronavirus
Phase 2: Reopening

State Regulations  Local Regulations

California Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response | County variance

Local jurisdictions who meet the state’s criteria may move further into Phase 2 of California’s four phases of reopening. This means that these local areas — counties and some cities — will be able to reopen more businesses sooner, rather than waiting for this to occur statewide.

 

 

 

 

State of California

LAST UPDATED: Wednesday, July 29 @ 8:30 AM PST

 

STATEWIDE INDOOR DINING CLOSURES

Governor Newsom announced the mandatory statewide closure of restaurant dining rooms, along with the closure of other industry sectors and their indoor activities.

Outdoor dining, take-out, and delivery are generally permitted with the exception of Imperial County. Individual localities CAN impose more restrictive measures than the state.

 

FACIAL COVERINGS MANDATORY STATEWIDE

The State Department of Public Health is requiring 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

 

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.

 

WHEN INDOOR DINING RESUMES

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.”

 

 

 

Local Regulations (Updates & Policies)