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Here Are the Safety Measures Retail Businesses Must Take in Order to Reopen Tomorrow

From the Humboldt County Joint Information Center:

The
Office of the Governor and California Department of Public Health
(CDPH) today released updated industry guidance for businesses to
reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission as they begin to reopen.

The
state guidance outlines measures all businesses must have in place
prior to and following reopening as part of California’s four-stage
recovery plan. View the updated guidance here:

covid19.ca.gov/roadmap

Retail
businesses that can operate by serving customers through deliveries
or curbside service, as well as their logistics and manufacturing
supports, can open as early as Friday, May 8, if the following
measures are in place:

  • Wearing
    and requiring facial coverings for all employees and customers in
    accordance with the Order of the Health Officer

  • Allowing
    for six feet of social distancing at all times for employees and
    customers

  • Providing
    access to handwashing and hand sanitizer for all employees and for
    customers as appropriate in this setting

  • Frequently
    cleaning and sanitizing the facility following Centers for Disease
    Control and Prevention reopening guidelines

  • Adhering
    to a plan to identify and exclude sick employees from the workplace.

Shopping
malls must remain closed per the state’s Stay-at-Home Order.

Humboldt
County Health Officer Dr. Teresa Frankovich said, “Our goal is to
have all businesses able to open and thrive, providing the employment
our community needs. The guidance provided through the state website
will provide the robust guidance needed for various business sectors
to develop their operations plan as we begin to move through Stage
Two.”

The
Office of the Governor and CDPH will allow each county to tailor the
remainder of Stage Two business reopenings based on local conditions
if the county can attest that certain criteria have been met.
Additional information about Humboldt County’s Stage Two planning
process is expected to be released in the next week.

For
the most recent COVID-19 information, visit cdc.gov
or cdph.ca.gov.
Local information is available at humboldtgov.org
or during business hours by contacting covidinfo@co.humboldt.ca.us
or calling 707-441-5000.

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