Webinar: “Are You Ready to ReOpen?” – June 4, 2020

 OCBC co-hosted another “Are You Ready to ReOpen?” webinar with OC Health Care Agency on June 4. Moderated by OCBC President and CEO, Lucy Dunn, the webinar featured a discussion on the recent Health Order and guidelines for retail businesses with OCHCA Director, Dr. Clayton Chau.

Latest County Orders

Dr. Chau began by sharing the latest happenings at the County level, including the County being approved to move to Stage 2 of the CA Resiliency Roadmap this past Saturday. In Stage 2, the following businesses are allowed to re-open with adaptations and must follow the state guidance:

  • In-person dining at restaurants
  • Shopping malls, shopping centers and swap meets
  • In-store retail shopping with social distancing
  • Manufacturing
  • Offices (when telework is not possible) 
  • Outdoor museums
  • Limited services 

Essential businesses and services such as banks, hospitals, pharmacies, grocery stores, and government agencies were already allowed to operate. 

The list of businesses not yet allowed to reopen include:

  • Personal services such as nail salons, tattoo parlors, gyms and fitness studios
  • Indoor museums, kids museums, gallery spaces, zoos and libraries
  • Community centers, including public pools, playgrounds, and picnic areas
  • Entertainment venues, such as movie theaters, gaming, gambling, arcade venues, pro sports,
  • Hospitality services, such as bars, wineries, tasting rooms and lounges
  • Nightclubs
  • Concert venues
  • Live audience sports
  • Festivals
  • Theme parks
  • Hotels/lodging for leisure and tourism – non-essential travel
  • Higher Education


Three Steps to ReOpening Your Business Safely

(according to the OC Health Care Order

1. Find your industry-specific checklist: 

2. COMPLETE and POST your industry-specific checklist: All businesses, industries and entities that reopen in Orange County must complete and post their corresponding industry-specific checklist at a location visible to the public at the public entrance of each property. 

3. Complete and POST an attestation: All businesses shall complete and post a document visible to the public that the owner attests to having: 

  • Performed a detailed risk assessment and implemented a site-specific protection plan;
  • Trained employees on how to limit the spread of COVID-19, including how to screen themselves for symptoms and stay home if they have them; 
  • Implemented individual control measures and screenings;
  • Implemented disinfecting protocols; and
  • Implemented physical distancing guidelines.

Draft Attestation for Use 


OCBC’s ReOpen OC Safely website also includes a list of all state, county and industry guidelines for businesses to reopen in compliance with orders.


For more information, please visit https://occovid19.ochealthinfo.com/guidelines.

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