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Guidelines for Businesses

Overview

The following protocols are based on state and industry guidelines and have been finalized in partnership with Marin’s business community, the Public Health Officer, and legal counsel. These protocols expand upon the county’s physical distancing protocols and offer business specific standards to support a safe and productive business environment.

Posting of protocols here does not necessarily mean a business is open or prepared to open immediately. Its ultimately up to each business to determine when it is able reopen following authorization by the county’s Public Health Officer. General information regarding the Marin Recovers business reopening process may be found here.

Industry Specific Guidance

Please click on an industry tab below to review the latest business operating protocols approved for that business type. The owner or manager of each business shall provide adequate training and enough staff, security, or patrolling to ensure compliance with the protocols. Sign up to receive emails with business community updates, including when protocols are posted or updated.

Site-Specific Protection Plan (SPP)

Each business must complete the COVID-19 Site Specific Protection Plan (Revised Appendix A) prior to reopening (businesses already allowed to operate under prior orders have a two-week grace period until June 1 to complete and comply with the plan).

The Site-Specific Protection Plan (SPP) template combines state-level guidance published in the California State Resilience Roadmap and local Marin County public health policies.

The State of California requires all businesses to:

  1. Perform a detailed risk assessment and implement a site-specific protection plan (SPP)
  2. 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
  3. Implement individual control measures and screenings
  4. Implement disinfecting protocols
  5. Implement physical distancing guidelines

As the COVID-19 public health crisis continues to evolve and new Public Health Orders are issued both at the State and local levels, amendments to individual businesses’ SPPs may be needed in order to incorporate new requirements. Check this website frequently for updated information and tools for you to use in developing any needed amendments.

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