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Posted on: May 7, 2020

Information on Business Re-Opening Procedures

PROCESS FOR BUSINESSES TO RE-OPEN

1. DETERMINE IF YOU CAN OPEN

If you are not sure if you qualify to re-open, please call 844-VC-OPENS (844-826-7367).  According to the State Guidelines:

The following types of businesses can open with modifications:

  • Essential businesses
  • Retailers
  • Restaurants
  • Office-based businesses (though telework remains strongly encouraged)
  • Hair Salons and Barbershops (Not nail salons)
  • Manufacturers
  • Dentists
  • Logistics
  • Car Washes
  • Pet Grooming
  • Landscape Gardening
  • Childcare for those outside of the essential workforce

The following types of businesses cannot open yet:

  • Personal services including nail salons, tattoo parlors, gyms, and fitness studios
  • Hospitality services including bars, lounges, and nightclubs
  • Community centers including public pools, playgrounds, and picnic areas
  • Schools and colleges
  • Entertainment venues, such as movie theaters, nightclubs, concert venues, casinos, arcades, and live sports

2. REVIEW AND COMPLY WITH YOUR INDUSTRY REQUIREMENTS

Check the State of California guidance for various industry types (retailers, restaurants, construction, etc.) designed to create a safer environment for workers.  Before you open, you must review the guidance, prepare a plan, and post the checklist for your industry to show customers and employees that you’ve reduced the risk and are open for business.

3. SELF-CERTIFY

All open businesses are required to complete an on-line self-certification form for Ventura County Public Health at www.vcreopen.com, including businesses that opened under previous stages (including grocery stores, take-out restaurants, pharmacies, and essential businesses).  You will need to certify that:

  • My business is in one of the designated industries permitted to reopen by the State of California & the VC Health Officer order
  • I have performed a detailed risk assessment of my business in accordance with the state guidelines
  • I have a written worksite-specific COVID-19 prevention plan and have posted it at my business
  • I have implemented control and screening measures for my business
  • I have implemented disinfecting protocols for my business in accordance with CA Department of Public Health guidance
  • I have trained employees on how to limit the spread of COVID-19 including how to screen themselves for symptoms
  • I agree to have an on-duty employee responsible for monitoring compliance with my plan
  • I will post Ventura County’s COVID-19 Hotline Flyer

4. OPEN

You may open for business, subject to your industry requirements, immediately after certifying your business.

You should be prepared to receive a site visit in the coming days to confirm that you are in fact complying with the social distancing protocols that apply to your business type.  However, you may open your business prior to the site visit if you complete your self-certification.


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