Tools and resources to help businesses reopen responsibly.
Below are guidelines for businesses to follow, if they are permitted to open. Until the Variance Attestation is processed by the State, Placer County has provided interim guidance for some business sectors who will be able to open in late Stage 2. Please note that guidance from the County of Placer may be superseded by the State of California. The goal is a safer environment for workers and customers. Businesses may use effective alternative or innovative methods to build upon the guidelines.
Review the guidance that is relevant to your workplace, prepare a plan based on the guidance for your industry, and put it into action.
When complete, you can post the industry-specific checklist (below) in your workplace to show your customers and your employees that you’ve reduced the risk and are open for business.
Before reopening, all facilities must:
- Perform a detailed risk assessment and implement a site-specific protection plan (see an example plan here)
- 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
- Implement individual control measures and screenings
- Implement disinfecting protocols
- Implement physical distancing guidelines
It is critical that employees needing to self-isolate because of COVID-19 are encouraged to stay at home, with sick leave policies to support that, to prevent further infection in your workplace. See additional information on government programs supporting sick leave and worker’s compensation for COVID-19.
Faith-based counseling can reopen within the following parameters:
1. Counseling services are permissible in-person where the service cannot reasonably be practiced remotely;
2. Counseling services should adopt state guidance on Limited Services, where applicable;
3. This designation does not permit gatherings beyond counseling to members of a single household.
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.
- Faith-based facilities are considered “offices” only for those employed by the organization and where the facility is their regular place of work.
- The employer should implement state guidance relating to offices before reopening the facility for employees;
- This designation does not permit gatherings of non-employees, such as the organization’s congregation.
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.
Retail does not include personal services such as beauty salons, but does include the sale of goods such as:
- Jewelry stores
- Toy stores
- Clothing and shoe stores
- Home and furnishing stores
- Sporting goods stores
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
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.