Are you ready to reopen in Sonoma County? The pandemic has affected industries differently, creating a variance in how to reopen businesses. The State of California's Resilience Roadmap shows what stage we are in for allowing businesses to operate. If you have any questions about reopening, check with your city or county, as guidelines are continually changing.
Sonoma County Guidelines
MAY 22, 2020 UPDATE: Amendment No. 3 to Order of the Health Officer of the County of Sonoma No. C19-09 amended the Public Shelter-in-Place Health Order to expand the list of businesses able to operate in the County as allowed by the State’s approval of the County’s Variance request to accelerate into Stage 2 of the Governor’s reopening plan. See full details
Sonoma County EDB's mitigation strategies have been developed to help reopen local businesses as quickly and safely as possible:
- SoCo Launch - Business management plans for businesses reopening in Sonoma County
- Business Mitigation Checklist - A checklist to help you meet or exceed necessary requirements to reopen.
- Business Self-Certification Assessment - An online portal for businesses to self-certify that your business is committed to meeting or exceeding requirements of the Business Mitigation Practices put into place by the County of Sonoma to prevent the spread of COVID-19
- Best Management Practices Plan for Sonoma County Businesses by Sonoma County EDB:
- Soco Lazamiento - Soco Launch en español
- Sonoma Valley businesses can also be eligible for the Mini-Grant program, providing a package of supplies so businesses can safely reopen (worth $230), thanks to the Sonoma Valley Chamber.
Additional Food & Restaurant Guidance for Safe Operations
- National Restaurant Association: COVID-19 Reopening Guidance
- Dine-In Restaurants - by the California Department of Public Health and Cal OSHA
- Checklist for Dine-in Restaurants - by the California Department of Public Health and Cal OSHA
- Safety First: Guidelines for Serving Food and Protecting People During Covid-19 - by the Aspen Institute Food and Society Program, World Central Kitchen, Off Their Plate, and the James Beard Foundation
- What Grocery and Food Retail Workers Need to Know about COVID-19 - by the CDC
State of California Industry-Specific Guidance for Safe Operations
- Agriculture and Livestock - Reopening Guidance | Checklist
- Auto Dealerships and Rental Operators - Reopening Guidance | Checklist
- Childcare Industry - Reopening Guidance
- Communications Infrastructure Industry - Reopening Guidance | Checklist
- Construction - Reopening Guidance | Checklist
- Delivery Services Industry - Reopening Guidance | Checklist
- Energy & Utilities - Reopening Guidance | Checklist
- Food Packing - Reopening Guidance | Checklist
- Hotels and Hospitality - Reopening Guidance | Checklist
- Life Sciences - Reopening Guidance | Checklist
- Limited Services - Reopening Guidance | Checklist
- Logistics and Warehousing Facilities - Reopening Guidance | Checklist
- Manufacturing - Reopening Guidance | Checklist
- Mining & Logging - Reopening Guidance | Checklist
- Office Workspaces - Reopening Guidance | Checklist
- Public Transit - Reopening Guidance | Checklist
- Real Estate Industry - Reopening Guidance | Checklist
- Retail - Reopening Guidance | Checklist
- For additional guidance on developing a plan to reopen safely, also visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.
- OSHA’s guidelines give specific steps on how to manage and isolate employees displaying COVID-19 symptoms.
This is the most up to date information that we know, but information is constantly changing. Please refer to your city or county for help or questions with your reopening plan.