California Begins Process of Reopening Offices, Malls and Outdoor Museums

May 14, 2020 | COVID-19 Pandemic

On May 12, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom introduced a set of guidelines for the gradual reopening of additional industries such as offices, malls, and outdoor museums. This latest milestone comes on the heels of Newsom’s announcement that California is moving into Stage 2 of phased reopening.

Offices

The guidance for offices offers specific worksite criteria for offices to create safer work environments for employees and includes a checklist for office work spaces. The state recommends displaying this checklist in your work place to demonstrate to customers and employees that your business is working actively to reduce the risk of infection.

Malls

The guidance for malls and shopping centers allows clothing stores, jewelry stores, florists, bookstores, and sporting goods stores to offer curbside pick-up only. Newsom also encourages retail stores to download and display this detailed checklist designed for retail employers.

Outdoor Museums and Galleries 

The guidance for outdoor museums and galleries provides specific instruction for outdoor museums, open-air galleries, botanical gardens, and other outdoor exhibitions. This guidance is NOT intended for indoor museums, indoor galleries, zoos, or amusement parks. Download and post the checklist for outdoor museums and galleries in your workplace to show customers you are taking this seriously.

Link to the complete list of industry guidelines: Statewide Industry Guidance to Reduce Risk

In his message, Governor Newsom reminds Californians the importance of practicing the following preventive measures:

  • Physical distancing to the maximum extent possible,
  • Use of face coverings by employees (where respiratory protection is not required)
    and customers/clients,
  • Frequent hand washing and regular cleaning and disinfection,
  • Training employees on these and other elements of the COVID-19 prevention plan.

The reestablishment of these low-risk businesses offers Californians hope. As we enter Stage 2 of reopening California, remember to check in with your loved ones, stay positive, support local businesses, and keep your divorce moving forward!

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