Timing and Preparing for Reopening
Governor Newsom has created a resilience roadmap outlining four stages of reopening of the California economy and the requirements for doing so. Local conditions will dictate the speed at which the opening will take place so the most current information on allowable businesses here is provided by Santa Clara County. Check the County Variance Information to see what businesses are allowed to open in counties with lower rates of disease transmission to anticipate when businesses in Santa Clara County will be able to open. The roadmap also provides Industry Guidance to Reduce Risk so that businesses can better understand how they may open safely.
Preparing for Reopening
While you are waiting to reopen under the law, consider:
Understanding the Santa Clara County Health Department’s May 18 Order and the Social Distancing Protocol for safe operations.
Making or revising a Small Business Survival Plan for COVID-19.
Researching guidance from trade associations about their recommendations on safely reopening and what you can do to be profitable under the “new normal.” For instance:
restaurants could look at the California Restaurant Association
nail salons might see what is offered at the International SPA Association,
hair stylists could see what information is available at the Professional Beauty Association.
Connecting with the SBDC, AnewAmerica, MBDA, SCORE, SSTB and other BusinessOwnerSpace.com partners offering free, local business assistance to get you through the pandemic with topics including pivoting, access to capital, marketing and much more.