From the Orange County Health Agency:
Prior to opening, businesses must ensure that they have performed the five (5) requirements below and continue to do so after opening. Guidance most relevant to your business can be found on the State website (link). It is very important to note that per the new County Health Order, businesses must attest to the fact that they have met all of the below requirements and have posted the attestation on the entrance to the business.
- 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
- Implement physical distancing guidelines
The County has advised that they are planning to hold webinars to help explain the new orders and answer questions. We will forward links when we get them. In the meantime, if businesses have questions that they would like asked at a webinar, please contact Rachel Selleck at the Orange County Health Care Agency via email at email@example.com.
The communication sent to you Saturday from the City has the new County Health order included as an attachment, as well as other guidance information related to moving to Stage 2.
Orange County has received State approval on its variance application to move into “Stage 2B.”
According to the County, the following businesses may re-open with the proper safety precaution adaptations:
- In-person dining reservations
- Retail shopping with social distancing and curbside pickup
- Offices (when telework not possible)
- Outdoor Museums
- Limited Services
It is important to note that these industries must adhere to the guidance put out by the State, which can be found here: https://covid19.ca.gov/roadmap-counties/ and here: https://covid19.ca.gov/industry-guidance/. Adherence to this guidance will ensure that our community stays safe and these industries can remain open.
The linked attached press release from the County gives more information about the approval from the State, specific links to industry health and safety guidance, and other information critical for the re-opening of these industries.
Also attached to this email is a new County Health Order that gives new guidance on individuals with or exposed to COVID-19, a requirement for cloth face coverings, as well as information for businesses as they re-open.
We will continue to share real time information related to the re-opening stages and guidelines as more news becomes available.
Are you a small business owner who has been denied for the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan? The SBDC is hosting a webinar to as they discuss your options for funding and how to apply for reconsideration. You will have the opportunity to ask your EIDL reconsideration questions at the end of the presentation.
The link is below: