C19-15: Appendix C – State Sector-Specific Guidance

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The County’s Health Orders and Guidance are updated as needed based on changing State requirements and current local needs as determined by the County Health Officer. In order to see the most current orders that may supersede any previous order, please view local orders and guidance, and state orders.

The public can see what’s open and what’s closed in Sonoma County to find more details on what businesses are currently open in Sonoma County. The California Blueprint for a Safer Economy provides information on the state’s criteria for loosening and tightening restrictions on activities.

Appendix C – State Sector-Specific Guidance

All provisions of the State Stay at Home Order and related guidance, whether framed as discretionary, recommended or mandatory are hereby incorporated as enforceable elements of this Order. Additional resources and best management practices can be found on the Sonoma County Economic Development Board’s website: http://sonomaedb.org/Business-Assistance/Coronavirus/Business-Management-Plans/

Agriculture and Livestock

Automobile Dealerships and Rentals

Required Guidance: https://covid19.ca.gov/industry-guidance/»

Note: Automotive dealerships and renters that operate repair and/or car washing operations should follow the guidance for limited service

Campgrounds, RV Parks, and Outdoor Recreation

Required Guidance: https://covid19.ca.gov/industry-guidance/»

Note Campgrounds with playgrounds, conference spaces, or meeting rooms should keep those areas closed until each of those types of establishments are allowed to resume modified or full operation. When allowed to reopen to modified or full operation, campgrounds and RV parks with these establishments should refer to guidance on such industries as it becomes available on the COVID-19 Resilience Roadmap website. The guidance does not apply to youth camps, team or contact sports, school and educational activities, and other public gatherings. For guidance on summer camps, refer to the guidance on the COVID-19 Resilience Roadmap website. All public events or concentrated gatherings at campgrounds or RV parks, including group bonfires, group campsites, presentations at outdoor amphitheaters, musical or other performances, or other events must be cancelled or postponed. Most organized activities and sports such as basketball, baseball, soccer, and football that are held on park fields, open areas, and courts are not permitted to the extent that they require coaches and athletes who are not from the same household or living unit to be in close proximity, which increases their potential for exposure to COVID-19. Members of the same household may engage in such activities and sports together.

Cardrooms, Satellite Wagering Facilities, and Racetracks

Required Guidance: https://covid19.ca.gov/industry-guidance/»

Note: Cardrooms, satellite wagering facilities, and racetracks with onsite wagering that operate or lease hotels, restaurants, bars, spas, salons, fitness centers, swimming pools, nightclubs, lounges, retail shopping, conventions, indoor and outdoor sporting and entertainment venues, etc., should keep those areas closed until each of those types of establishments are allowed to resume modified or full operation.  Racetracks are currently allowed to operate without spectators.  When allowed to reopen to modified or full operation, cardrooms, satellite wagering facilities, and racetracks with onsite wagering with these establishments should refer to the appropriate industry guidance as they become available on the COVID-19 Resilience Roadmap website.  All public events or concentrated gatherings, including musical or other performances at these facilities, must be cancelled or postponed.

Childcare Programs and Providers

Communications Infrastructure

Construction

Day Camps

Delivery Services

Required Guidance: https://covid19.ca.gov/industry-guidance/»

Note: Additional guidelines are available for the logistics and warehouse industry, which may be relevant for some delivery operators

Energy and Utilities

Required Guidance: https://covid19.ca.gov/industry-guidance/»

Note: Employers engaged in construction of energy and utilities infrastructure should also refer to the guidelines for construction employers

Food Packing and Processing – Facilities that Process or Pack Meat, Dairy or Produce

Gyms and Fitness Facilities

Required Guidance: https://covid19.ca.gov/industry-guidance/»

Note: Fitness facilities with playgrounds should keep those areas closed until such facilities are allowed to resume modified or full operation.  When allowed to reopen to modified or full operation, refer to guidance on the COVID-19 Resilience Roadmap website.  This guidance does not apply to day care or child care services, youth camps, team or contact sports, school and educational activities, and other public gatherings.  For guidance on summer camps, outdoor recreation, and child care, refer to the guidance on the COVID-19 Resilience Roadmap website.  Most organized activities and sports such as basketball, baseball, soccer, and football that are held on park fields, open areas, and courts are not permitted to the extent that they require coaches and athletes who are not from the same household or living unit to be in close proximity, which increases their potential for exposure to COVID-19.  Members of the same household may engage in such activities and sports together.

Hotels and Lodging

Required Guidance Hotel: https://covid19.ca.gov/industry-guidance/»

Required Guidance Hotel-Lodging-Rentals: https://covid19.ca.gov/industry-guidance/»

Note: Hotel, lodging, and short-term rental operations with large meeting venues, banquet halls, or convention centers should keep those areas closed until each of those types of establishments are allowed to resume modified or full operation.  Property managers, timeshare operators, and other rental unit owners and operators must only rent unoccupied units and cannot rent rooms or spaces within an occupied residence until otherwise notified.  A residence or unit that is rented while the operator is not physically present, or has a separate exterior entrance and exit that does not require the use of shared facilities, and is otherwise unoccupied, should be considered an unoccupied unit.  When allowed to reopen to modified or full operation, operators should refer to guidance on such industries as it becomes available on the COVID-19 Resilience Roadmap website.  Additional guidance relevant for hotel and lodging operations, including dine-in restaurants, bars, fitness centers, family entertainment centers, hair salons, and retail operations, is available on the COVID-19 Resilience Roadmap website.

Life Sciences

Limited Services (HVAC services, landscaping, pet grooming etc.)

Required Guidance: https://covid19.ca.gov/industry-guidance/»

Limited services include those businesses that can provide services while maintaining appropriate physical distancing from customers or the public.  Examples of such businesses include laundromats, dry cleaners, other laundry services, auto repair shops, car washes, landscapers, pet grooming, and dog walking.  Additionally, this guidance applies to those businesses for which service provision may necessitate entry to private residences or community facilities, but physical distance can still be maintained.  Those businesses include residential and janitorial cleaning services, HVAC services, appliance repair persons, electricians, plumbers, other mechanical tradespersons, handypersons, and general contractors.  Business owners or operators must acknowledge that lessees or subcontractors should only resume operations when they are ready and able to implement the necessary safety measures to provide for their safety and that of their customers.

Note: This guidance is not intended for personal care, in-home healthcare, in-home care, assisted living, and personal care services that necessitate close customer contact, including hair salons, barbershops, nail salons, massage parlors, aestheticians and cosmetology, ear piercing salons, and tattoo parlors.

Logistics and Warehousing Facilities

Manufacturing

Mining and Logging

Movie Theaters and Family Entertainment Centers

Required Guidance: https://covid19.ca.gov/industry-guidance/»

Note: This guidance is not intended for ice rinks, roller rinks, laser tag arenas, etc., where guests are less able to maintain physical distancing of at least six feet, where a central part of the activity is circulating in the space, and which can accommodate a large number of guests who are mainly from different households.  It is not intended for amusement, theme, or water parks; however, these types of parks that have stand-alone bowling alleys, miniature golf, arcades, movie theaters, etc., may open those operations provided they adhere to applicable state and local guidance and keep other attractions closed including amusement park rides.  Discontinue demonstrations, such as magic, live animal shows etc., unless physical distancing and sanitation protocols can be met.  Family entertainment centers with convention space, rentable meeting rooms, other areas for private events such as birthday parties, etc., should keep those areas closed until such activities are allowed to resume modified or full operation through a specific reopening order and guidance.  Family entertainment centers with restaurants, bars, coffee shops, gift shops, museums and interactive exhibits, etc., should refer to guidance on such industries as it becomes available on the COVID-19 Resilience Roadmap website.  Even with adherence to physical distancing, convening in a setting bringing multiple different households to engage in the same activity carries a relatively higher risk for widespread transmission of the COVID-19 virus, and may result in increased rates of infection, hospitalization, and death, especially among more vulnerable populations.

*Movie theaters must therefore limit attendance to 25% of theater capacity or a maximum of 100 attendees, whichever is lower.  The California Department of Public Health, in consultation with county Departments of Public Health, will review and assess the impact of these imposed limits on public health and provide further direction as part of a phased-in restoration of leisure activities.

Museums, Galleries, Zoos, and Aquariums

Required Guidance: https://covid19.ca.gov/industry-guidance/»

Note: This guidance is not intended for amusement, theme, or water parks.  Museums with movie theaters, convention space, rentable meeting rooms, other areas for private events, etc., should keep those areas closed until large gatherings are allowed to resume modified or full operation through a specific reopening order and guidance.  Museums with family entertainment activities, restaurants (including concessions, cafes, etc.), retail gift shops, life science research labs, etc., should refer to guidance on such industries as it becomes available on the COVID-19 Resilience Roadmap website.  Discontinue demonstrations, such as live animal shows, unless physical distancing and sanitation protocols can be ensured.  All large events or gatherings, such as concerts or private parties/events, must be cancelled or postponed.

Music, TV and Film Production

To reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission, productions, cast, crew and other industry workers should abide by safety protocols agreed by labor and management, which may be further enhanced by county public health officers.

Back office staff and management should adhere to Office Workspace guidelines » published by the California Department of Public Health and the California Department of Industrial Relations, to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission.

Office Workspaces

Outdoor Museums and Galleries, Botanical Gardens and other Outdoor Exhibition Spaces

Required Guidance: https://covid19.ca.gov/industry-guidance/»

Note: This guidance is not intended for zoos, amusement parks, or indoor gallery and museum spaces.  Each of those types of establishments should remain closed until they are allowed to resume modified or full operation through a specific reopening order and guidance.  Outdoor museums and galleries with indoor exhibits, gift shops, cafes, restaurants, convention space, etc. should keep those areas closed until each of those types of establishments is allowed to resume modified or full operation.

Personal Care Services

Required Guidance: https://covid19.ca.gov/industry-guidance/»

Applies to esthetician, skin care, and cosmetology services; electro logy; nail salons; body art professionals, tattoo parlors, and piercing shops; and massage therapy (in non-healthcare settings).

Places of Worship and Providers of Religious Services and Cultural Ceremonies

Ports

Professional Sports

(without live audiences)

To reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission, productions, athletes, coaching staff, medical staff, broadcasting staff and others at sporting facilities or events should abide by COVID-19 protocols agreed by labor and management, which may be further enhanced by county public health officers.

Back office staff and management should adhere to Office Workspace guidelines » published by the California Department of Public Health and the California Department of Industrial Relations, to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission.

Retail staff should adhere to Retail guidelines » published by the California Department of Public Health and the California Department of Industrial Relations, to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission.

Public Transit and Intercity Passenger Rail

Real Estate Transactions

Retail

Required Guidance: https://covid19.ca.gov/industry-guidance/»

Retailers and libraries can re-open, along with the manufacturing and logistics sectors that support retail.  Drive-in and movie theaters can re-open with additional considerations.

Restaurants – Dine In

Restaurants – Take Out

Restaurants, Wineries, Bars

(Restaurants, brewpubs, craft distilleries, breweries, bars, pubs, and wineries)

Guidance: https://covid19.ca.gov/industry-guidance/»

Note: Restaurants, bars, and wineries are encouraged to continue takeout and delivery service whenever possible.  Venues that are currently authorized to sell beer, wine, and spirits to be consumed off premises should follow the guidance for retail.  Producers of beer, wine, and spirits should follow the guidance for manufacturing.  Restaurants, bars, and wineries that have game operations such as bowling alleys, pool tables, etc. should follow the guidance for family entertainment centers.  This guidance is not intended for concert, performance, or entertainment venues.  Restaurants, bars, and wineries must discontinue this type of entertainment until these types of activities are allowed to resume modified or full operation.  All events or gatherings that would bring together persons from different households, such as private parties, must be cancelled or postponed until further notice.

Schools and School-Based Programs (Interim)

Shopping Malls, Destination Shopping Centers, Strip and Outlet Malls, and Swap Meets

Guidance: https://covid19.ca.gov/industry-guidance/»

Note: Shopping centers with movie theaters, bars, spas, salons, or other personal care services should keep those areas closed until each of those types of establishments are allowed to resume modified or full operation.  When allowed to reopen to modified or full operation, shopping centers with these establishments should refer those retail tenants to guidance on such industries as it becomes available on the COVID-19 Resilience Roadmap website.  Shopping center food courts, dining areas, or dine-in restaurant tenant operations must follow the guidelines for restaurants on the COVID-19 Resilience Roadmap website.  All public events or concentrated gatherings, including musical or other performances at shopping centers must be cancelled or postponed.

Tribal Casinos

Guidance: https://covid19.ca.gov/industry-guidance/»

The State has engaged in government-to-government consultation with California Native American tribal governments to inform the development of these guidelines, which are intended to assist in formulating tribal casino reopening and/or operating plans that are aligned with public health best practices.  These guidelines are advisory in nature, as tribal governments are responsible for ensuring that tribal casinos are constructed, maintained and operated in a manner that adequately protects the public health and safety pursuant to 25 CFR § 522.6(b).

Note: The State recommends that tribes that operate or lease hotels, restaurants, bars, spas, salons, fitness centers, swimming pools, nightclubs, lounges, retail shopping, conventions, indoor and outdoor sporting and entertainment venues, etc., should keep those areas closed until each of those types of establishments is allowed to resume modified or full operation in neighboring or surrounding counties.  When the State allows counties to reopen these industries to modified or full operation, the State encourages tribes with these establishments to refer to the appropriate industry guidance as it becomes available on the COVID-19 Resilience Roadmap website.  The State recommends that all public events or concentrated gatherings, including musical or other performances at these facilities, be cancelled or postponed.