Important Updates

The Santa Cruz County Health Official has allowed some activities to resume such as office workspaces, in-store retail, religious services and cultural ceremonies, manufacturing, limited personal services, protests and outdoor museums effective 11:59pm May 26th. These openings are contingent on following state and local guidelines. Beaches remain closed from 11am-5pm.

County Variance granted by the State on May 30th. In-dining restaurant services and barber/hair-salon services may resume following state and local guidelines.

New Executive Order signed by Governor Gavin Newsom on May 29th with new exceptions made for the DMV, students enrolled in teacher preparation programs impacted by the pandemic, and provisions for the Department of Housing and Community Development.

UPDATED SOCIAL DISTANCING
REQUIREMENTS UPDATES

While we continue to support local business and utilize essential services, we need to make sure that we’re all doing our part to keep ourselves and each other safe. Please review the recently released and updated Santa Cruz County Social Distancing Requirements.

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REQUIRED SIGNAGE POSTING:

  • Businesses MUST post signage at each public entrance of the facility noting the following:
    • Avoid entering the facility if you have a cough or a fever
    • Maintain a minimum six-foot distance from one another
    • Sneeze and cough into a cloth or tissue or, if not available, into your elbow; and
    • Not shake hands or engage in any unnecessary physical contact
  • PROTECTING EMPLOYEE HEALTH
    • Everyone who can carry out their work duties from home has been directed to do so
    • All employees have been told not to come to work if sick
    • Symptom checks are being conducted before employees may enter the work space
    • All desks or individual workstations are separated by at least six feet
    • Break rooms, bathrooms, and other common areas are being disinfected frequently, include posted schedule
    • Disinfectant and related supplies are available to all employees, list the location in which supplies are located
    • Soap and water are available to all employees
  • MEASURES TO PREVENT CROWDS FROM GATHERING
    • Limit number of customers in the store at any one time
    • Post an employee at the door to ensure that the maximum number of customers in the facility set forth is not exceeded
    • Place per-person limits on goods that are selling out quickly to reduce crowds and lines
  • MEASURES TO KEEP PEOPLE AT LEAST SIX FEET APART
    • Place signs outside the store reminding people to be a least six feet apart, including when in line
    • Place tape or other markings at least six feet apart in customer line areas inside the store and on sidewalks at public entrances with signs directing customers to use the markings to maintain distance
    • Separate order areas from delivery areas to prevent customers from gathering
    • All employees have been instructed to maintain at least six feet distance from customers and from each other, except employees may momentarily come closer when necessary to accept payment, deliver goods or services, or as otherwise necessary
  • MEASURES TO PREVENT UNNECESSARY CONTACT
    • Prevent people from self-serving any items that are food related
    • Lids for cups and food-bar type items are provided by staff, not to customers to grab
    • Bulk-item food bins are not available for customer self-service use
    • Customers are not permitted to bring their own bags, mugs, or other reusable items from home
    • Provide contactless payment systems or, if not feasible, sanitize payment systems regularly
  • MEASURES TO INCREASE SANITIZATION
    • Disinfecting wipes that are effective against COVID-19 are available near shopping carts and shopping baskets
    • Employees assigned to disinfect carts and baskets regularly
    • Hand sanitizer, soap and water, or effective disinfectant is available to the public at or near the entrance of the facility, at checkout counters, and anywhere else inside the store or immediately outside where people have direct interactions
    • Disinfect all payment portals, pens, and styluses after each use
    • Disinfect all high-contact surfaces frequently