ReOpen OC Safely
Requirements and Best Practices for Reopening Your Business Safely and Within Current Guidelines

General Guidelines

ReOpen OC Safely was developed in collaboration with Greater Irvine Chamber of Commerce, North Orange County Chamber of Commerce, Anaheim Chamber of Commerce, Santa Ana Chamber of Commerce, and Visit Anaheim as a resource to prepare to safely reopen for business as the county continues to respond to the COVID-19 crisis. 

The State of California has issued “stay at home” emergency orders, but is slowly reopening business segments, subject to restrictions, with modified operations, click here to learn more.

Regardless of your industry sector, OCBC recommends that businesses begin planning to reopen, consider guidelines of the Center for Disease Control (CDC), state, county and local guidelines (which may be more restrictive), and plan to ensure the safety and well-being of employees, customers and all those interacting with your business. Note: many draft guidelines will be changed as new information is obtained. Stay engaged. Some general guidelines for developing your plan may include:

  1. Social Distancing : Develop a plan that enables social distancing with current CDC guidance in mind. When possible, practice social distancing by staying at least 6 feet apart from others, particularly for prolonged periods of 10 minutes or more. Develop a plan to manage customer density in queues, restaurants, retail environments or other business facilities.
  2. Cleanliness and Sanitation: Develop a plan that provides enhanced cleaning procedures including establishing frequency, products, and methods on all high touch areas.
  3. Screening and Prevention: Develop a plan that incorporates government/medical recommended screening procedures and preventative measures including personal protective equipment (masks or gloves). 
  4. Transactions: Develop and implement a plan to expedite transactions and where possible incorporate technology like online/mobile order pick up or touch-less transactions.
  5. Employee Training and Tools: Develop a plan that includes training for employees regarding  procedure and expectation changes related to COVID-19

Government Agency Resources

Draft Guidelines Developed by Industry Sector

Manufacturing

Manufacturing

STATE: Manufacturing guidelines and checklist for reopening

INDUSTRY: California Manufacturers and Technology Association: Reopening ProtocolsGuidance for Employers , and When to Stay Home to Reduce Exposure Risk

If you have ideas for how to open your industry sooner, contact Jesse Ben-Ron, OCBC VP of Economic and Workforce Development.

Health Services

Health Services

STATE: Health Services guidelines

INDUSTRY: California Hospital Association resources

 

If you have ideas for how to open your industry sooner, contact Jesse Ben-Ron, OCBC VP of Economic and Workforce Development.

Transportation and Logistics

Transportation and Logistics

STATE: Transportation and Logistics Industry guidelines and checklist for reopening

INDUSTRY: International Warehouse Logistics Association: Focus on Resiliency 

If you have ideas for how to open your industry sooner, contact Jesse Ben-Ron, OCBC VP of Economic and Workforce Development.

Professional and Business Services

Professional and Business Services

STATE: Professional Services guidelines and checklist for reopening

INDUSTRY: Cleaning and Maintenance Management resources and Irvine Company guide for reopening 

If you have ideas for how to open your industry sooner, contact Jesse Ben-Ron, OCBC VP of Economic and Workforce Development.

Global Trade

Global Trade

STATE: Global Trade guidelines and checklist for reopening

INDUSTRY: World Trade Organization COVID-19 resources and International Trade Association COVID-19 Resources

If you have ideas for how to open your industry sooner, contact Jesse Ben-Ron, OCBC VP of Economic and Workforce Development.

Utilities

Utilities

STATE: Utilities guidelines and checklist for reopening

INDUSTRY: California Municipal Utilities Association COVID-19 Resources , SoCal Edison Best Practices, SoCalGas What to Expect

If you have ideas for how to open your industry sooner, contact Jesse Ben-Ron, OCBC VP of Economic and Workforce Development.

Construction

Construction

STATE: Construction guidelines and checklist for reopening

INDUSTRY: Association of General Contractors COVID-19 Resources, California Building Industry Association Safety Protocol, CAL/OSHA Preventing Infection in Construction

If you have ideas for how to open your industry sooner, contact Jesse Ben-Ron, OCBC VP of Economic and Workforce Development.

Hospitality and Tourism

Hospitality and Tourism

STATE: Hospitality and Tourism guidelines and checklist for reopening

INDUSTRY: California Hotel and Lodging Association resources, U.S. Travel Association resources

If you have ideas for how to open your industry sooner, contact Jesse Ben-Ron, OCBC VP of Economic and Workforce Development.

Childcare

Childcare

STATE: Childcare Guidelines

CDC: Interim Guidance for Administrators of K-12 Schools and Childcare Facilities 

INDUSTRY: KinderCare Health and Safety Procedures

If you have ideas for how to open your industry sooner, contact Jesse Ben-Ron, OCBC VP of Economic and Workforce Development.

Communications Infrastructure

Communications Infrastructure

STATE: Communications Infrastructure Guidelines and checklist for reopening

INDUSTRY: Wireless Infrastructure Association Best Practices

If you have ideas for how to open your industry sooner, contact Jesse Ben-Ron, OCBC VP of Economic and Workforce Development.

Hotels and Lodging

Hotels and Lodging

STATE: Hotels and Lodging Guidelines and checklist for reopening

INDUSTRY: California Hotel and Lodging Association resources, U.S. Travel Association resources

If you have ideas for how to open your industry sooner, contact Jesse Ben-Ron, OCBC VP of Economic and Workforce Development.

Life Sciences

Life Sciences

STATE: Life Sciences Guidelines and checklist for reopening

INDUSTRY: California Life Sciences Association Resource Center

If you have ideas for how to open your industry sooner, contact Jesse Ben-Ron, OCBC VP of Economic and Workforce Development.

Real Estate

Real Estate

STATE: Real Estate Guidelines and checklist for reopening

INDUSTRY: California Association of Realtors Best Practices

If you have ideas for how to open your industry sooner, contact Jesse Ben-Ron, OCBC VP of Economic and Workforce Development.

Theme Parks

Theme Parks

INDUSTRY: Global Association for the Attractions Industry guidelines for reopening and Resources for opening a major park

If you have ideas for how to open your industry sooner, contact Jesse Ben-Ron, OCBC VP of Economic and Workforce Development.

Convention Centers

Convention Centers

INDUSTRY: Destination International COVID-19 Resources, Anaheim/Orange County Hotel and Lodging Association

If you have ideas for how to open your industry sooner, contact Jesse Ben-Ron, OCBC VP of Economic and Workforce Development.

Delivery Services

Delivery Services

STATE: Delivery Services Guidelines and checklist for reopening

INDUSTRY: Customized Logistics and Delivery Association Best Practices, UPS Response to COVID-19, LiteBlue COVID-19 Resources, DoorDash Best Practices

If you have ideas for how to open your industry sooner, contact Jesse Ben-Ron, OCBC VP of Economic and Workforce Development.

Agriculture and Livestock

Agriculture and Livestock

STATE: Agriculture and Livestock Guidelines and checklist for reopening

INDUSTRY: California Cattleman Association Best Practices, California Farm Bureau Federation 

If you have ideas for how to open your industry sooner, contact Jesse Ben-Ron, OCBC VP of Economic and Workforce Development.

Food Packaging

Food Packaging

STATE: Food Packaging Guidelines and checklist for reopening

INDUSTRY: Agricultural Council of California COVID-19 Resources

If you have ideas for how to open your industry sooner, contact Jesse Ben-Ron, OCBC VP of Economic and Workforce Development.

Public Transportation

Public Transportation

STATE:  Public Transportation Guidelines and checklist for reopening

INDUSTRY: Californian Transit Association Resource Page

If you have ideas for how to open your industry sooner, contact Jesse Ben-Ron, OCBC VP of Economic and Workforce Development.

Restaurants

Restaurants

STATE: Restaurant Reopening Guidelines and checklist for reopening

INDUSTRY: California Restaurant Association COVID-19 Resources

If you have ideas for how to open your industry sooner, contact Jesse Ben-Ron, OCBC VP of Economic and Workforce Development.

Shopping Centers

Shopping Centers

STATE: Shopping Centers Guidelines and checklist for reopening

INDUSTRY: International Council of Shopping Centers COVID-19 Resources

If you have ideas for how to open your industry sooner, contact Jesse Ben-Ron, OCBC VP of Economic and Workforce Development.

Arts and Entertainment

Arts and Entertainment

INDUSTRY: American’s for the Arts COVID-19 Resources, American Alliance of Museums COVID-19 Resources, International Committee for Museums and Collections of Modern Art (CIMAM) Recommendations for Reopening.

If you have ideas for how to open your industry sooner, contact Jesse Ben-Ron, OCBC VP of Economic and Workforce Development.

Guidelines for Course of Action if an Employee Tests Positive 

California Employers Association has provided a checklist for what to do when an employee tests positive for COVID-19.

Click Here to access the checklist.

 

State of California Reopening Roadmap Survey

The State of California is conducting a survey to establish a roadmap for opening various business sectors. 

All sectors will need to consider how best to decrease the spread of COVID-19 and lower the impact in their business. This may include activities in one or more of the following areas:

  1. Reduce transmission among employees and customers/public,
  2. Maintain healthy business operations, and
  3. Maintain a healthy work environment.

To provide your input on future industry guidance, fill out the California Recovery Roadmap Survey by clicking the link below.

Orange County Chambers of Commerce Resources

If you have questions specific to a city within Orange County, please contact the corresponding Chamber of Commerce.

Anaheim Chamber of Commerce

Brea Chamber of Commerce

Greater Irvine Chamber of Commerce

Huntington Beach Chamber of Commerce

Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce

North Orange County Chamber of Commerce

Santa Ana Chamber of Commerce

Visit Anaheim

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*Disclaimer: Best practices noted in this document are recommendations only.   They are based on guidance issued by CDC, as well as local, state, federal agencies, and national industry associations as of the time of publication. Governmental guidelines and orders are changing and updating frequently. All businesses should comply fully with local, state, and federal orders for operation. Consult with tax and legal professionals prior to implementation.  Information in this document is not a substitute for professional tax or legal advice.