• Frank Quintero

Newsom Releases Stage 2 Guidance

California Governor Gavin Newsom released Stage 2 Guidance for businesses, going into effect on May 8. The goal of stage 2 is to gradually reopen curbside retail, manufacturing and logistics, with later relaxation of restrictions on schools, offices, hospitality and personal services.

According to the state website, all businesses must do the following before reopening:

  • 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

Individual guidelines for the following industries are available from the state: covid19.ca.gov/roadmap/

  • Agriculture and livestock

  • Auto dealerships

  • Communications infrastructure

  • Construction

  • Delivery services

  • Energy and utilities

  • Food packing

  • Hotels and lodging

  • Life sciences

  • Logistics and warehousing facilities

  • Manufacturing

  • Mining and logging

  • Office workspaces

  • Ports

  • Public transit and intercity passenger rail

  • Real estate transaction

  • Retail

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