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Phase 2: Reopening

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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.

 

 

 

 

CA State Regulations (Updates & Policies)

LAST UPDATED: Friday, June 26 @ 11:55 AM PST

Governor Newsom announced statewide guidelines for restaurant dining rooms to reopen once local health departments receive approval from the state indicating they meet the specified public health benchmarks.

While individual counties can implement their own more prescriptive measures as a condition of reopening dining rooms, restaurants will have to have these state operating guidelines and protocols (INDUSTRY GUIDANCE: Restaurants, Bars, and Wineries”) in place first: 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 restaurant employers 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.”

UPDATED: The State Department of Public Health announced on June 18th that face masks are now required statewide. For details of the new 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

 

 

Local Regulations (Updates & Policies)

Approved Counties  Approved Cities  Limited Counties  Limited Cities

 

To date, the following COUNTIES have received approval from the state to reopen on-site seated dining:

Alpine County

http://alpinecountyca.gov/Index.aspx?NID=516

  • Comply with state “Guidance for Dine-in Restaurants”

 

Amador County

https://www.amadorgov.org/services/public-health/road-to-recovery/guidance-for-businesses

  • Local protocols include social distancing and health screenings.
  • Comply with state “Guidance for Dine-in Restaurants”

 

Butte County 

https://www.buttecounty.net/Portals/21/Diseases/COVID/Butte-COVID-RESTAURANTS-OpeningMeasures.pdf?ver=2020-05-12-152628-183

 

Calaveras County 

http://www.countyofcolusa.org/901/Business-and-Industry-Resources

  • See link above for “Guidance for local Businesses.”
  • Limit occupancy at or below 50%.
  • Comply with state “Guidance for Dine-in Restaurants”

 

Colusa County

https://www.countyofcolusa.org/DocumentCenter/View/12403/PressRelease-ReopeningPlan-V03

  • Limit occupancy at or below 50%.
  • Comply with state “Guidance for Dine-in Restaurants”

 

Contra Costa

https://813dcad3-2b07-4f3f-a25e-23c48c566922.filesusr.com/ugd/84606e_0d165c6667bc44eaadf56ccb76aa7f12.pdf

  • Outdoor dining only subject to limitations/social distancing.
  • Indoor dining expected July 1, 2020.
  • Face Covering Order:

https://813dcad3-2b07-4f3f-a25e-23c48c566922.filesusr.com/ugd/84606e_7aedf6a44a884872ad17824ef2855107.pdf

  • Guests must wear a face covering in the restaurant or in line to enter.
  • Require employees to wear a face covering at the workplace anytime the employee is:
    • Interacting or working in a space with any member of the public.
    • Working in any space where food is prepared or packaged.
    • Working in or walking through common areas.
    • In any room or enclosed area when other people are present.
  • Post signs to remind customers/guests of face covering requirement. 
  • All businesses must complete, post, and implement physical distancing protocols.
  • Comply with state “Guidance for Dine-in Restaurants”

 

Del Norte County 

https://docs.google.com/a/co.del-norte.ca.us/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=Y28uZGVsLW5vcnRlLmNhLnVzfGRuY298Z3g6N2MyMWM3YzViZTU2Y2Y2Zg

  • See Public Health Officer Order in link above for implementing guidance, business-specific COVID-19 operations plan form, and business self-certification placard.
  • Facial coverings required for employees.
  • Comply with state “Guidance for Dine-in Restaurant.”

 

El Dorado County

https://www.edcgov.us/Government/hhsa/PublishingImages/pages/EDCCOVID-19-Guidance/COVID19%20Reopening%20Guidance%20Businesses%20and%20Employers.pdf

  • Local protocols include measures to address: signage requirements, protecting employee health, physical distancing, and increase sanitization frequency.
  • Comply with state “Guidance for Dine-in Restaurants”

 

Fresno County

https://www.co.fresno.ca.us/home/showdocument?id=44811

https://www.co.fresno.ca.us/departments/public-health/environmental-health

  • Complete the COVID-19 Restaurant Operating Procedures and submit it to the Fresno Environmental Health Division.
  • Requires daily health screening of employees for “febrile” respiratory illness.
  • Febrile respiratory illness is “a new or worsening episode of either cough or shortness of breath, presenting with fever (temperature of 100.4 degrees or higher) or chills in the previous 24 hours”
  • Employees must not work if they report symptoms of febrile respiratory illness.
  • Face Coverings required for all residents while indoors at work, visiting a business or while coming into close contact with someone who is not a family member.
    • Except individuals dining at restaurants.  
  • Comply with state “Guidance for Dine-in Restaurants”

 

Glenn County 

https://www.countyofglenn.net/sites/default/files/Health_%26_Human_Services/Glenn%20Guidelines%20for%20restaurants%205-4-20.pdf

  • Limit occupancy at or below 50%.
  • Among local protocols: signage requirements and employee health screenings.
  • Comply with state “Guidance for Dine-in Restaurants”

 

Humboldt County 

https://humboldtgov.org/DocumentCenter/View/86403/Shelter-in-Place—Revised-Effective-May-19-until-Rescinded

 

Inyo County 

https://www.inyocounty.us/covid-19/reopening-inyo-businesses

 

Kern County

https://www.kerncounty.com/government/covid-19-dashboard

  • Comply with state “Guidance for Dine-in Restaurants.”

 

Kings County

https://www.countyofkings.com/departments/health-welfare/public-health/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19/-fsiteid-1

 

Lake County

http://www.lakecountyca.gov/Assets/County+Site/Images/Media+Release/ContentPhotos/Orders+052020.pdf

  • Face coverings required for all employees/guests when entering all local businesses.
  • Comply with state “Guidance for Dine-in Restaurants”

 

Lassen County 

https://lassencares.org/roadmap-to-recovery

  • Comply with state “Guidance for Dine-in Restaurants”

 

Los Angeles County

http://www.ph.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/docs/HOO/HOO_COVID-19_Safer_at_Work_and_in_the_Community-Phase%203_06182020_WITH_APPENDICES.pdf

http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/coronavirus/GuidanceFoodFacilities.pdf

 

Madera County

https://www.maderacounty.com/home/showdocument?id=20672

 

Marin

https://coronavirus.marinhhs.org/marin-public-health-order-may-15-2020

 

Mariposa County 

http://www.mariposacounty.org/2430/Mariposa-Roadmap-to-Recovery-Guidelines

 

Mendocino County

https://www.mendocinocounty.org/home/showdocument?id=35664

  • Must display a set of rules for customers and restaurant personnel including pictograms at the entrance, digitally and on the menu.
  • Screening and Use of Facial Coverings: guest and visitors should be screened for symptoms upon arrival, asked to use hand sanitizer and wear a face covering when not eating or drinking.
  • Appropriate signage must be displayed outlining proper face covering usage and current physical distancing requirements at all entrances and throughout the restaurant.
  • Comply with state “Guidance for Dine-in Restaurants”

 

Merced County 

https://www.co.merced.ca.us/DocumentCenter/View/23832/Stay-at-Home-Order-5820?bidId=

  • See link to Public Health Order above for local compliance measures, #5- “Operating Requirements for all Businesses and Organizations.”
  • Comply with state “Guidance for Dine-in Restaurants.”

 

Modoc County

  • Comply with state “Guidance for Dine-in Restaurants”

 

Mono County

https://webapps.mono.ca.gov/COVIDDocs//PublicResources/Business%20Guidelines%2005-20-2020-English.pdf

  • Adhere to requirements in the public health order linked above.
  • County Reopening page, complete required self-report for reopening.
  • Comply with state “Guidance for Dine-in Restaurant.”

 

Monterey

https://www.co.monterey.ca.us/home/showdocument?id=90709

  • Implement, provide, and post physical distancing protocols: https://www.co.monterey.ca.us/home/showdocument?id=90711 
  • Employees must undergo health screening daily.
  • Face Covering Order:
    https://www.co.monterey.ca.us/home/showdocument?id=90136
  • Guests must wear a face covering in the restaurant or in line to enter.
  • Require employees to wear a face covering at the workplace anytime the employee is:
    • Interacting or working in a space with any member of the public.
    • Working in any space where food is prepared or packaged.
    • Working in or walking through common areas.
    • In any room or enclosed area when other people are present.
  • Post signs to remind guests/public to wear a face covering. 
  • “Essential businesses” must complete, post, and implement social distancing protocols.
  • Comply with state “Guidance for Dine-in Restaurants”

 

Napa County

https://www.countyofnapa.org/DocumentCenter/View/17112/Shelter-at-Home-Order-4-22-2020–?bidId=

 

Nevada County 

https://www.mynevadacounty.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=3011

 

Orange County

https://mailchi.mp/ochca/healthofficersorder

https://occovid19.ochealthinfo.com/article/oc-health-officers-orders-recommendations

  • Requires all restaurant employees to wear face coverings.
  • Comply with state “Guidance for Dine-in Restaurants”

 

Placer County 

https://www.placer.ca.gov/6582/Business-Checklists

  • Comply with state “Guidance for Dine-in Restaurants.”

 

Plumas County 

https://www.plumascounty.us/2699/Plumas-County-Re-Opening-Documents

https://www.plumascounty.us/DocumentCenter/View/26241/PCPHA-Health-Officer-Order-Face-Covering-Modified-Signature

  • Business operation plan template provided in link above and facial covering requirements for employees and the public.
  • Comply with state “Guidance for Dine-in Restaurants.”

 

Riverside County

https://www.rivcoph.org/Portals/0/Documents/CoronaVirus/May/News/Riverside%20County%20Safe%20Reopening%20Guidelines%2005212020.pdf?ver=2020-05-22-160149-467&timestamp=1590188611907

  • See County specific information in link above, page 7-8.
  • Comply with state “Guidance for Dine-in Restaurants”

 

Sacramento County

https://www.saccounty.net/COVID-19/Documents/2020-05-26%20Health%20Order%20Stay%20at%20Home%20May%2026%2c%202020%20SIGNED.pdf

 

San Benito County 

https://hhsa.cosb.us/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/1SBC-Expanded-Stage-2-Update-Packet.pdf

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/review/?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3A59a76852-4a46-43c5-9f25-724bc7896141&pageNum=1

  • Post the industry-specific checklist and the County Self-Certification Window Placard. 
  • Comply with state “Guidance for Dine-in Restaurants.”

 

San Bernardino County

http://www.sbcounty.gov/Uploads/CAO/Feature/Content/guidance-dine-in-restaurants.pdf

  • Comply with state “Guidance for Dine-in Restaurants”

 

San Diego County

https://www.sandiegocounty.gov/content/dam/sdc/hhsa/programs/phs/Epidemiology/HealthOfficerOrderCOVID19.pdf.

https://www.sandiegocounty.gov/content/sdc/hhsa/programs/phs/community_epidemiology/dc/2019-nCoV/CommunitySectors/Restaurants_Food_and_Beverage_Providers.html

  • Local guidance and protocols above.
  • Restaurants who want to allow for onsite dining must:
    • Complete and post “San Diego Restaurant Operating Protocol”
    • Display “San Diego Safe Dining Posters” at all entrances
  • Comply with state “Guidance for Dine-in Restaurants”

 

San Francisco

https://www.sfdph.org/dph/alerts/files/Directive-2020-05-FoodPreparation-TakeOut-Delivery-05082020.pdf

 

San Joaquin County

http://www.sjready.org/events/covid19.html

  • Physical distancing requirements apply on restaurant properties.
  • Comply with state “Guidance for Dine-in Restaurants”

 

San Luis Obispo

https://www.emergencyslo.org/en/covid19.aspx

 

San Mateo

https://www.smcgov.org/sites/smcgov.org/files/ho_c19-5f_SIP_20200604.pdf

  • Outdoor seated, dining only allowed subject to limitations/social distancing.
  • Employees must undergo health screening daily.
  • Face Covering Order:
    • Guests must wear a face covering in the restaurant or in line to enter.
    • Require employees to wear a face covering at the workplace anytime the employee is:
      • Interacting or working in a space with any member of the public.
      • Working in any space where food is prepared or packaged.
      • Working in or walking through common areas.
      • In any room or enclosed area when other people are present.
    • Post signs to remind guests/public to wear a face covering.
  • All businesses must complete, post, and implement physical distancing protocols.
  • Prepare, post, implement and distribute to employees a written health and safety plan.
  • Comply with state “Guidance for Dine-in Restaurants”

 

Santa Barbara County

https://countyofsb.org/uploadedFiles/phd/PROGRAMS/Disease_Control/Corona/HOO%202020-12.pdf

https://recoverysbc.org/reopen-your-business/

 

Santa Cruz

http://santacruzhealth.org/Portals/7/Pdfs/Coronavirus/Supplemental%20PHO%20Order%20Stage%202%20Variance.pdf?ver=20200530

https://www.santacruzhealth.org/HSAHome/HSADivisions/PublicHealth/CommunicableDiseaseControl/CoronavirusHome/PublicInformation/ReopeningGuidanceDocuments.aspx

 

Shasta County           

https://www.co.shasta.ca.us/covid-19/roadmap-to-recovery

  • Comply with state “Guidance for Dine-in Restaurants”

 

Sierra County 

http://sierracounty.ca.gov/599/Business-Reopening-Plan-Documents

 

Siskiyou County

https://www.co.siskiyou.ca.us/sites/default/files/fileattachments/public_health/page/16135/covid_reopening_guidance_businesses_and_employers_siskiyou_5.14.2020_full.pdf

  • See the link above for standard guidelines: All businesses and employers
    • Physical distancing guidelines for restaurants.
    • Guidance for cloth face coverings.
    • Flyers for posting on doors to businesses.
  • Comply with state “Guidance for Dine-in Restaurants”

 

Solano County

https://www.solanocounty.com/depts/ph/coronavirus_links/roadmap_to_recovery.asp

  • Entrance Signs required.
  • Comply with state “Guidance for Dine-in Restaurants”

 

Sonoma

https://socoemergency.org/order-of-the-health-officer-c19-14-stay-well-sonoma-county/

 

Stanislaus County

http://schsa.org/publichealth/pages/corona-virus/

  • Comply with state “Guidance for Dine-in Restaurants”

 

Tehama County

http://www.tehama4business.org/media/userfiles/subsite_56/files/PSA%20CoronaVirus%2020%2004-27-20%20business.pdf

 

Trinity County 

https://www.trinitycounty.org/sites/default/files/Public_Health/Documents/Covid/PSA_5.18.20.pdf

  • Comply with state “Guidance for Dine-in Restaurants”

 

Tulare County

https://covid19.tularecounty.ca.gov/reopening-tulare-county/covid-19-guide-playbook-for-reopening-your-business-in-the-age-of-covid-19/

 

Tuolumne County

https://www.tuolumnecounty.ca.gov/DocumentCenter/View/14445/May-11-Local-Variance-Order-Final-Signed

  • Employer health screening requirements: https://www.tuolumnecounty.ca.gov/DocumentCenter/View/14456/FRI-Screening-Order-Update-51920-signed
  • All Employers shall:
    • Screen all employees daily using the screening tool entitled COVID-19 Screening Checklist for Employers.
    • Retain all screening forms for 14 days after completion and have readily available upon request from the Public Health Department.
    • Exclude from work all employees that report symptoms of febrile respiratory illness for ten days from the day that they are identified as having symptoms.
    • Direct employees excluded from work to isolate at home and notify their healthcare provider.
  •  Comply with state “Guidance for Dine-in Restaurants”

 

Ventura County

https://vcportal.ventura.org/CEO/VCNC/VC_Public_Health_Officer_Order_June-11-2020.pdf

 

Yolo County

https://www.yolocounty.org/health-human-services/adults/communicable-disease-investigation-and-control/novel-coronavirus-2019/covid-19-business-toolkit

  • Face coverings are mandatory.
  • Comply with state “Guidance for Dine-in Restaurants”

 

Yuba- Sutter County

https://www.yuba.org/COVID%2019%20-%20Sutter%20Yuba%20Order%20-%205-4-2020%20-%20FINAL_signed.pdf

  • Dine-in customers limited to only household members per table. 
  • Restaurants must post COVID-19 Operational Protocols: https://www.yuba.org/COVID_Protocols.pdf
  • Comply with state “Guidance for Dine-in Restaurants.”

 

 

 

The following CITIES have approved on-site seated dining with the following conditions:

Fresno

https://www.fresno.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/EMERGENCY-ORDER-2020-17_ECONOMIC-RECOVERY-OF-FRESNO-with-Modified-Appendix-A.pdf

  • Notify the Fresno County Department of Public Health.
  • City of Fresno Appendix A: Social Distancing Protocol.
  • Comply with state “Guidance for Dine-in Restaurants.”

 

Los Angeles

https://www.lamayor.org/sites/g/files/wph446/f/page/file/20200620MayorPublicOrderSAFERLA.pdf

 

Long Beach

http://www.longbeach.gov/globalassets/health/media-library/documents/diseases-and-condition/information-on/novel-coronavirus/health-orders/safer-at-home-health-order

 

Ojai

http://ojaicity.org/covid-19-information/

 

Pasadena

https://www.cityofpasadena.net/public-health/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/Sixth-Supplement-to-Revised-Safer-At-Home-Order-for-Control-of-COVID-19.pdf?v=1592545184622

  • Requires employees to wear face coverings while performing their work.
  • Face shields must be provided and worn by wait staff and other employees when servicing customers that have removed their face covering to eat and drink. The face shield is to be worn in addition to the face covering.
  • Guests must wear face coverings, may remove face covering when eating.
  • Print, sign, post and provide all employees with a copy of reopening protocols: https://www.cityofpasadena.net/public-health/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/Dine-In-Restaurants-and-Bars-Public-Health-Reopening-Protocol.pdf?v=1592857378875
  • Employers are NOT required to provide employees with health insurance or COVID-19 tests, but do need to notify them of available resources and where to find them.
  • Comply with state “Guidance for Dine-in Restaurants”

 

Santa Barbara

https://www.santabarbaraca.gov/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?BlobID=227413

  • Requires restaurant employees/guests to wear a face mask.
  • Reusable face masks must be washed and sanitized daily.
  • Restaurants must provide face masks without charge to employees.
  • Comply with state “Guidance for Dine-in Restaurants”

 

 

 

Counties Limited to Take-Out, Delivery and/or Outdoor Seated Dining

Alameda

http://www.acphd.org/media/587163/alameda-county-health-officer-order-20-14-a-english.pdf

  • Outdoor, seated dining beginning 8am on 6/19/2020.
  • Employees must undergo daily health screening.
  • Face Covering Order: 
    http://www.acphd.org/media/584316/alameda-county-health-officer-order-20-13-english.pdf
  • Guests must wear a face covering in the restaurant or in line to enter.
  • Require employees to wear a face covering at the workplace anytime the employee is:
    • Interacting or working in a space with any member of the public.
    • Working in any space where food is prepared or packaged.
    • Working in or walking through common areas.
    • In any room or enclosed area when other people are present.
  • “Essential businesses” must complete, post, and implement social distancing protocols.
  • Comply with state “Guidance for Dine-in Restaurants”

 

Imperial

http://www.icphd.org/media/managed/2019coronavirus/HO_Order_FC.pdf.

http://www.icphd.org/media/managed/2019coronavirus/Novel_COVID_19_Food_Facility_Guidance_3_20_20.pdf

  • Face coverings required for all individuals, including restaurant employees.
  • Food delivery, pick-up or drive-thru needs to be done using physical distancing.

 

Santa Clara

https://www.sccgov.org/sites/covid19/Pages/order-health-officer-05-18-20.aspx#updates

  • Outdoor dining at restaurants and other facilities that prepare and serve food, subject to limitations/social distancing.
  • Face Covering Guidance:
    https://www.sccgov.org/sites/covid19/Pages/learn-what-to-do.aspx#howto
    • Guests must wear a face covering in the restaurant or in line to enter.
    • Require employees to wear a face covering at the workplace anytime the employee is:
      • Interacting or working in a space with any member of the public.
      • Working in any space where food is prepared or packaged.
      • Working in or walking through common areas.
      • In any room or enclosed area when other people are present.
    • Post signs to remind guests/public to wear a face covering.
  • Print and post COVID-19 PREPARED Sign and a Social Distancing Protocol Visitor Information Sheet.
  • Comply with state “Guidance for Dine-in Restaurants”

 

 

 

Cities Limited to Take-Out & Delivery Only

Berkeley

https://www.cityofberkeley.info/uploadedFiles/Health_Human_Services/Public_Health/covid19/COB-health-order-n20-08-shelter-in-place.pdf

  • Outdoor seated dining expected June 19, 2020.
  • Employees must undergo health screening daily.
  • Physical distancing requirements apply on restaurant properties.
  • Face coverings required for staff and guests.
  • Business compliance landing page: https://www.cityofberkeley.info/covid19-business-guidance/
  • Comply with state “Guidance for Dine-in Restaurants”