On May 20, the state approved the County of San Diego to allow retail businesses to have customers in stores with restrictions.
Businesses will need to complete the County's Safe Reopening Plan ( Plan de Reapertura Segura – Spanish), print and post it at their entrance. Businesses that have already been open for pickup or delivery will need to update their plan. Essential businesses that already have customers in-store do not need to update their plans.
Businesses should also review and refer to the state checklist for their specific industry, such as the Retailer guidance and checklist, when completing the County's Safe Reopening Plan. State guidance for other industries.
Each business's plan may need to be updated and reposted again when state guidance changes. The County will not require approval for this plan.
Businesses with questions can email: COVID19BusinessQuestions@sdcounty.ca.gov
Guidance for Reopening Buildings After Prolonged Shutdown or Reduced Operation
- The temporary shutdown or reduced operation of a building and reductions in normal water use can create hazards for returning occupants. Two potential microbial hazards that should be considered prior to reopening after a period of building inactivity are mold and Legionella (the cause of Legionnaires’ disease). For information on recommended steps to minimize mold and Legionella risk during and after prolonged shutdown, click here.
- EPA recommends that building owners, building managers, and businesses take steps to flush the building’s plumbing before reopening
Cleaning and Disinfecting Areas
- Businesses that are unoccupied for:
- Less than 7 days: should disinfect
- More than 7 days: should conduct normal cleaning routine, as the virus has not been shown to survive on surfaces for longer than this time
- Cleaning and disinfecting hard and non-porous materials or items like glass, metal, or plastic:
- Cleaning and disinfecting soft and porous materials or items
like carpet, rugs, or seating in areas
- Soft and porous materials are generally not as easy to disinfect as hard and non-porous surfaces. EPA has listed a limited number of products approved for disinfection for use on soft and porous materials