COVID-19 Resources

Post Coronavirus Business Reopening Resources

As the state continues implementation of the four-stage framework to allow Californians to gradually reopen some lower-risk businesses and public spaces while continuing to preserve public health, Governor Gavin Newsom announced the state can begin to move into Stage 2 of modifying the stay at home order, effective Friday, May 8, based upon specific guidelines issued by the Governor’s Office.

CA Phase 2 Reopening Priorities for Monterey County WDB:

  • Agriculture and Livestock
  • Construction
  • Delivery Services
  • Food Packing
  • Hotels and Lodging
  • Logistics and Warehousing Facilities
  • Manufacturing
  • Office Workspace
  • Retail
Webinar: Reopening Your Business: The Plans for Monterey County

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Join us this Friday, May 15, 10:00AM – 11:00AM for the next free webinar in our series about COVID-related issues as an employer.

Monterey County Business Council and Small Business Development Center, in partnership with the County of Monterey and City of Salinas present:

Upcoming Webinar: “Reopening Your Business: The Plans for Monterey County”

Learn more about industry “checklists” that must be completed for childcare facilities, construction, agriculture, hospitality, real estate, retail, auto dealers, office buildings, and more.

Speaking on key industries for Monterey County in the webinar include:

Small Business: Paul Farmer, President & CEO – Salinas Valley Chamber of Commerce
Hospitality: Rick Aldinger, General Manager – Big Sur River Inn
Agriculture: Norm Groot, Executive Director – Monterey County Farm Bureau

CA Checklists: Cindy Merzon, Director – Cal Coastal Small Business Development Center

To register for this event click here.

We hope you will join us! 

-Monterey County Business Council

Reopening Resources / Links

California Coronavirus Resilience Roadmap

Californians have been staying home and saving lives since the start of our statewide stay-at-home order issued on March 19, 2020. These efforts have allowed the state to move forward on our roadmap for modifying the statewide order.

We are now in early Stage 2, where retail (curbside and delivery only), related logistics and manufacturing and essential businesses can open. The state is issuing guidance to help these workplaces reopen safely.

Click here to visit the California Coronavirus Resilience Roadmap website.

 

Small Business Development Center

On-demand webinar links for those presented the past five Fridays:

 

Additional Resources

U.S. Chamber of Commerce — Small Business Coronavirus Reopening Guide

Industry Guidance: Agriculture & Livestock

COVID-19 Industry Guidance for Agriculture and Livestock

This document provides guidance for the agriculture and livestock industry to support a safe, clean environment for workers. The guidance is not intended to revoke or repeal any employee rights, either statutory, regulatory or collectively bargained, and is not exhaustive, as it does not include county health orders, nor is it a substitute for any existing safety and health-related regulatory requirements such as those of Cal/OSHA.1 Stay current on changes to public health guidance and state/local orders, as the COVID-19 situation continues. Cal/OSHA has more safety and health guidance on their Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Infection Prevention for Agriculture webpage. CDC has additional information on their guidance for businesses and employers.

Industry Guidance: Hotels & Lodging

COVID-19 Industry Guidance for Hotels and Lodging

This document provides guidance for the hotels and lodging industry to support a safe, clean environment for workers and customers. The guidance is not intended to revoke or repeal any employee rights, either statutory, regulatory or collectively bargained, and is not exhaustive, as it does not include county health orders, nor is it a substitute for any existing safety and health-related regulatory requirements such as those of Cal/OSHA. Stay current on changes to public health guidance and state/local orders, as the COVID-19 situation continues. Cal/OSHA has more safety and health guidance on their Cal/OSHA Guidance on Requirements to Protect Workers from Coronavirus webpage. CDC has additional guidance for businesses and employers.

Industry Guidance: Logistics & Warehousing Facilities

COVID-19 Industry Guidance for Logistics and Warehousing Facilities

This document provides guidance for businesses operating in the logistics/warehousing industry to support a safe, clean environment for employees. The guidance is not intended to revoke or repeal any employee rights, either statutory, regulatory or collectively bargained, and is not exhaustive, as it does not include county health orders, nor is it a substitute for any existing safety and health-related regulatory requirements such as those of Cal/OSHA. Stay current on changes to public health guidance and state/local orders, as the COVID-19 situation continues. Cal/OSHA has more safety and health guidance on their Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Infection Prevention for Logistics Employers and Employees webpage. CDC has additional requirements in their guidance for businesses and employers and specific guidance for mail and parcel delivery.

Industry Guidance: Retail & Food Services

COVID-19 Industry Guidance for Retail & Food Services

This document provides guidance for retailers to support a safe, clean environment for workers. The guidance is not intended to revoke or repeal any employee rights, either statutory, regulatory or collectively bargained, and is not exhaustive, as it does not include county health orders, nor is it a substitute for any existing safety and health-related regulatory requirements such as those of Cal/OSHA. Stay current on changes to public health guidance and state/local orders, as the COVID-19 situation continues. Cal/OSHA has more safety and health guidance on their Cal/OSHA Guidance on Requirements to Protect Workers from Coronavirus webpage. CDC has additional guidance for businesses and employers.

 

Additional Resources

California Department of Public Health — Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and Retail Food, Beverage, and Other Related Service Venues

California Restaurant Association — Recommendations for Reopening Restaurants

U.S. Chamber of Commerce — Small Business Coronavirus Reopening Guide

Industry Guidance: Additional Industries
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