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9/21/20 UPDATE: Blueprint for Safer Economy – New Plan with Revised Criteria for Activities and Businesses

The State of California has a new plan called the Blueprint for a Safer Economy for reducing COVID-19 with revised criteria on tightening and loosening activities to assess how movement affects the trajectory of the disease. Each County falls into one of four color tiers – purple (widespread) red (substantial), orange (moderate), and yellow (minimal) based on the prevalence of COVID-19. The colors indicate how sectors can operate.

Please review the Blueprint Activities and Business Tiers document to understand which activities and businesses are open in the four tiers.

To find out the status of activities and businesses in San Mateo County, please click here

Document Display Requirements for Businesses

Businesses operating in San Mateo County must complete, post, and share the first three documents with employees and customers at all entrances. The Health and Safety Plan listed below must be shared with and posted for employees.

For assistance on how to ensure your business is in compliance with COVID-19 safety requirements:
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1) Self-Certification Placard  – Post this placard at all public entrances, list your local law enforcement agency in the department fields of this document, and include the Point of Contact information for the business.

2) Social Distancing Protocol: Health Officer Order Appendix A
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3)  Health and Safety Signage English | Español | 中文  – Post these signs or a sign with equivalent information that lists all COVID-19 symptoms, 6-foot social distancing, sneeze and cough etiquette, physical contact etiquette, and face-covering requirement at every public entrance.

4) Health and Safety PlanRefer to your business type below for industry-specific guidance materials.  Develop a Health & Safety Plan (or complete an industry-specific Checklist), share with, and post for all personnel. If you are not regulated by Environmental Health Services, visit covid19.ca.gov for industry-specific guidance resources, the “Other Businesses” tab below, or contact the State agency that regulates your business.

Frequently Asked Questions for Businesses 

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COVID-19 Exposure Guidance in the Workplace

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COVID-19 Exposure Guidance for Food Facilities – Pending

Food Facilities

Expanded Personal Care Services (Body Art, Nails, Massage, Skin Care)

Housing

Pools

Hazardous Materials (CUPA)

If you own or manage a business with onsite personnel or customers, you are required to follow the industry-specific guidance and develop a Health and Safety Plan (or use the appropriate Checklist).  This requirement also applies to public sector facilities. The Health and Safety Plan or equivalent Checklist (found below) must be shared and posted where it is readily visible to all personnel.

Industry Type

Link to State Guidance

Link to Health and Safety Plan Checklist

Auto Dealers

State Guidance        

Required Health and Safety Plan Checklist

Biotechnology

State Guidance

Required Health and Safety Plan Checklist

Construction

State Guidance       

Required Health and Safety Plan Checklist

Farms

State Guidance         

Required Health and Safety Plan Checklist

 

Manufacturing

State Guidance

Required Health and Safety Plan Checklist

Retail

State Guidance   

Required Health and Safety Plan Checklist

Warehouses

State Guidance

Required Health and Safety Plan Checklist

Restaurants – Dine-in

State Guidance

Required Health and Safety Plan Checklist

Restaurants, Bars, Wineries

State Guidance

Template Health and Safety Plan Checklist is not available at this time

Movie Theaters, Bowling Alleys, Arcades

State Guidance

Template Health and Safety Plan Checklist is not available at this time

Massage, Nail Salons, Body Art

State Guidance

Outdoor State Guidance

Health and Safety Checklist

Hair Salons and Barbershops

State Guidance

Outdoor State Guidance

Required Health and Safety Plan Checklist

Outdoor Health and Safety Checklist

Hotels, Short Term Rentals

State Guidance

Template Health and Safety Plan Checklist is not available at this time

Campgrounds

State Guidance

Template Health and Safety Plan Checklist is not available at this time

Office Buildings State Guidance 

Required Health and Safety Plan Checklist

Additional CUPA Program documents and resources.

Medical Waste

Biotechnology

State Guidance

Required Health and Safety Plan Checklist

Manufacturing

State Guidance

Required Health and Safety Plan Checklist

Warehouses

State Guidance

Required Health and Safety Plan Checklist

Land Use, Septic and Drilling

Backflow Testing

Solid Waste

Manufacturing

State Guidance

Required Health and Safety Plan Checklist

Warehouses

State Guidance

Required Health and Safety Plan Checklist

Other Businesses

Any business that is NOT regulated by San Mateo County Environmental Health Services must contact the agency that regulates them for industry-specific guidance or visit covid19.ca.gov.

If you own or manage a business and have onsite personnel or customers, you are required to follow industry-specific guidance and complete a Health and Safety Plan. An industry-specific checklist may be available here or on the State’s website that will serve as the Health and Safety Plan. This requirement also applies to public sector facilities. The Health and Safety Plan (or Checklists) must be shared and posted where it is readily visible to all personnel.

Industry Type

Link to State Guidance

Link to Health and Safety Plan Checklist

Auto Dealers

State Guidance        

Required Health and Safety Plan Checklist

Biotechnology

State Guidance

Required Health and Safety Plan Checklist

Construction

State Guidance       

Required Health and Safety Plan Checklist

Farms

State Guidance         

Required Health and Safety Plan Checklist

 

Manufacturing

State Guidance

Required Health and Safety Plan Checklist

Retail

State Guidance   

Required Health and Safety Plan Checklist

Shopping Centers

State Guidance

Required Health and Safety Plan Checklist

Warehouses

State Guidance

Required Health and Safety Plan Checklist

Movie Theaters, Bowling Alleys, Arcades

State Guidance

Template Health and Safety Plan Checklist is not available at this time

Massage, Nail Salons, Body Art

State Guidance

Outdoor State Guidance

Required Health and Safety Plan Checklist
 

Outdoor Health and Safety Plan Checklist

Hair Salons and Barbershops

State Guidance

Outdoor State Guidance 

Required Health and Safety Plan Checklist

Outdoor Health and Safety Plan Checklist

Delivery Services

State Guidance

Required Health and Safety Plan Checklist

Limited Services that do not require close customer contact (auto repair, car wash, dog grooming)

State Guidance

Required Health and Safety Plan Checklist

Office Workspaces

State Guidance

Required Health and Safety Plan Checklist

ADDITIONAL RESOURCE LINKS:

   Body Art     CUPA       Food      Housing      Massage      Pools

Office Hours & Services

The office is open Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. by appointment only until further notice.    

LIMITED SERVICES* INCLUDE: 

  • Pickup/drop off plans
  • Purchase backflow tags
    (Backflow tags may still be purchased via phone and left in a labeled envelope outside suite 100 for pick up on Mondays and Fridays.)
  • Drop off applications
  • Mobile food registration renewals
  • Fee payments

*On-site, in-person consultations are not being scheduled at this time. 

PHONE HOURS:
(650) 372-6200
Monday – Friday | 8:00 AM to 5 PM

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