California Reopening Checklists
Get safely back to business using checklists based on California reopening guidelines
Published August 3rd, 2020
Reopening California Amidst a Global Pandemic
Reopening California from a statewide “stay home” order is a massive effort being led by Gov. Gavin Newsom together with over 40 million Californians. While California-based businesses in the essential retail sector like grocery stores, pharmacies, and banks remained open, the nonessential retail sector like shopping malls, bookstores, and home furniture stores have reopened with some restrictions in a few counties and restaurants for dining in have begun reopening with physical distancing guidelines in most counties.
This article will briefly answer the following questions:
- What are the stages in reopening California?
- Why are reopening checks important for California-based businesses?
- What are California reopening checklists?
- What tools can I use to safely get back to business?
California Reopening Stages
To curb the spread of the new coronavirus, Californians have been staying at home since March 19, but as of May 8 or 50 days later, they have moved into the early phases of Stage 2 in their 4-stage plan for the gradual reopening of California’s economy. To have a clearer understanding of how the state’s plan will work in the following weeks or months, here’s the big picture of the California reopening stages:
The Importance of Reopening Checks in California
Restrictions or policies are being modified according to the number of cases per county. Stage 2 requires employers, especially in the retail and manufacturing industries, to follow California reopening guidelines. Performing reopening inspections or readiness assessments can help Californian businesses to reopen strong, reducing the risk of COVID-19 infection among employees and customers, and staying safe while continuing daily operations during the coronavirus outbreak.
Reopening Checklists for California-based Businesses
California reopening checklists are intended by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH, better known as Cal/OSHA) to help employers implement their plan to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace. A California reopening checklist usually encompasses the following:
- Contents of Written Worksite Specific Plan
- Topics for Employee Training
- Individual Controls Measures and Screening
- Cleaning and Disinfecting Protocols
- Physical Distancing Guidelines
To make it easier for Californians to get safely back to business and continue safe operations amidst a global pandemic, we’ve surfaced these statewide industry guidance-based reopening checklists you can download for free and use with iAuditor by SafetyCulture.
Disclaimer: Please note that these checklists are hypothetical examples and provide basic information only. They are not intended to take the place of medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. You should also seek professional advice to determine if the use of such checklists are permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.
Download Free California Reopening Checklists
California Reopening Checklist for Office Workspaces
A California reopening checklist is a tool specifically used by Californian employers to easily follow statewide COVID-19 prevention guidelines, implement best practices, and scale reopening efforts in multiple office locations. Use iAuditor’s drag-and-drop template editor to customize this checklist with company-specific requirements, fulfill other business needs, and reopen strong.
California Reopening Checklist for Retailers
This checklist is based on California reopening guidelines and is created to help retailers establish their branch-specific COVID-19 prevention plan, perform risk assessments of all work areas, and designate a person per store to implement their plan. Use this checklist with iAuditor’s collaborative actions to address flagged items such as improper use of face coverings or poor cleaning in high-touch areas, assign actions with a priority level and due date, and manage business reopening risks more effectively.
California Reopening Checklist for Manufacturers
This COVID-19 prevention checklist is designed for California-based manufacturers, suppliers, and vendors to implement facility-wide measures that reduce the risk of infection among workers who are especially vulnerable. Use this checklist to automatically generate a comprehensive report with photo evidence, share with key stakeholders such as investors, clients, or personnel, and secure inspection results in the cloud which can be easily accessed by authorized people anytime, anywhere.