Skip to content

COVID-19

Updated: 5/8/20 at 8:45 am

Open for Business: ‘Lower-Risk’ Businesses May Reopen Today

Lower-risk workplaces and businesses such as clothing stores, florists and manufacturers may reopen today with adaptations as California enters the first phase of Stage 2 of the Resilience Roadmap to reopen the state’s economy.

In this initial phase, the following businesses may open with modifications:

  • Curbside retail, including but not limited to: Bookstores, jewelry stores, toy stores, clothing stores, shoe stores, home and furnishing stores, sporting goods stores, antique stores, music stores, florists. Note: this will be phased in, starting first with curbside pickup and delivery only until further notice.
  • Supply chains supporting the above businesses, in manufacturing and logistics sectors.

Later in Stage 2, the following businesses may open:

  • Destination retail, including shopping malls and swap meets.
  • Personal services, limited to: car washes, pet grooming, tanning facilities, and landscape gardening.
  • Office-based businesses (telework remains strongly encouraged).
  • Dine-in restaurants (other facility amenities, like bars or gaming areas, are not permitted).
  • Schools and childcare facilities.
  • Outdoor museums and open gallery spaces.

Stage 2 will be expanded gradually, with some communities moving 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.

Guidelines

Governor Gavin Newsom yesterday released guidelines for reopening lower-risk workplaces, advising retailers to increase pick up and delivery, encourage physical distancing and install hands-free devices; manufacturers to close breakrooms, create outdoor break areas and physically distanced seating; and warehouse delivery services to carry sanitation materials during deliveries and use personal protective equipment for each stop.

At each stage of the reopening, the businesses and industries involved are being asked to make sure they meet the safety and preparedness milestones outlined in Stage 1 by visiting https://covid19.ca.gov/roadmap/.

Before reopening, all facilities must:

  • Perform a detailed risk assessment and implement a site-specific protection plan;
  • 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; and
  • Implement physical distancing guidelines.

Further guidance for regional variations is expected on Tuesday, May 12.

lb

Small Business Development Center

Learn how to get no-cost assistance from the LA Small Business Development Center, plus the latest details on resources and recommendations from the Small Business Administration, Employee Development Department, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

aalrr

Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo

AALRR is continuously putting out important information for our clients and contacts who are dealing with the implications of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  We have created this page as a quick repository of all of our coronavirus information.  We will continue to update this page as additional information becomes available.

Chamber seal w/name stacked 3/C jpg

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is marshaling all its resources to help companies stay afloat and keep paychecks flowing to American workers and families; mobilize the business community to combat the pandemic; and help companies prepare for a safe, successful, and sustainable reopening of the economy.

cal-chamber

CalChamber

Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to dominate the news, raising concerns among individuals and for our economy. Need help navigating confusing HR issues?

stayathome

Safer At Home Order

Los Angeles County issued a Safer At Home Order updated on April 10, 2020.

The Director of the California Department of Public Health is ordering all individuals living in the State of California to stay home or at their place of residence, except as needed to maintain continuity of operation of the federal critical infrastructure sectors.

edd

California Employment Development Department

California is responding to the spread of a respiratory illness caused by a new coronavirus (COVID-19). While investigations to learn more about the virus are ongoing, workers and employers should review their health and safety procedures to help prevent exposure to the virus.

sba

SBA Loans

The US Small Business Administration(SBA) has developed Lender Match, a free online referral tool that connects small businesses with participating SBA-approved lenders within 48 hours.

sfs-logo

City of Santa Fe Springs

News and information regarding Coronacirus (COVID-19).