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State of California Requirements

Aug 28 Update - Blueprint for a Safe Economy

Governor Gavin Newsom rolled out the Blueprint for a Safer Economy, a statewide, stringent and slow plan for living with COVID-19 for the long haul. It includes county-by-county information as well as many questions and answers about operating safely.

In addition to your county requirements, businesses must also adhere to any state and federal mandates for safety.

The State of California requires all businesses to:

  • Perform a detailed risk assessment and implement a site-specific protection plan (SPP)
  • 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

What do you need to do to open?

Create a site-specific protection plan

Example Template from Sonoma County

Read the COVID-19 Employer Playbook Supporting a Safer Environment for Workers and Customers (updated 7/28/2020)

Download Playbook

State of California Industry-Specific Guidance for Safe Operations

Federal Guidelines

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