COVID-19 Best Management Plans

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SoCo Launch

SoCo-Launch-Logo-Purple-widespread-300Our team has partnered with local business sectors, economic development partners and the Department Of Public Health to develop mitigation strategies to help reopen local businesses as quickly and safely as possible.

The plans in place are in alignment with those of several local efforts to catalyze this work. With the collaboration of local industry stakeholders, we were able to develop comprehensive, yet concise virus mitigation strategies for use in each of our respective local industry operational settings.

Also included on this page are required California State Guidance. All provisions of the State Stay at Home Order and related guidance, whether framed as discretionary, recommended or mandatory are hereby incorporated as enforceable elements of Order C19-15: Stay Well Sonoma County.

For businesses located in an incorporated city, check with city for compliance guidelines and permits needed for reopening and expanding services. 

    Best Management Plans

    Agriculture and Livestock

    Inclusive of Wine, Cannabis, Fruits, Vegetables, Timber, and Poultry

    Auto Dealerships

    Inclusive of auto dealerships and rentals. 

    Campgrounds, RV Parks, and Outdoor Recreation

    Cardrooms, Satellite Wagering Facilities, and Racetracks

    Childcare Programs and Providers

    Communications Infrastructure


      Inclusive of both Residential and Commercial properties and Limited Services such as HVAC, Electricians, Plumbers etc.

      Creative Sector

      Inclusive of performance arts centers, galleries, and museums. 

      Day Camps

      Delivery Services

      Energy and Utilities

      Family friendly Practices for Employers

      Food Packing and Processing

      Inclusive of facilities that process or pack meat, dairy, or produce.

      Gyms and Fitness Facilities

      Hotels and Lodging

      Inclusive of Bed and Breakfasts, Inns, Hotels, Motels, Vacation and Short Term Rentals

      Life Sciences

      Limited Services

      Inclusive of laundromats, dry cleaners, other laundry services, auto repair shops, car washes, landscapers, pet grooming, and dog walking.

      Logistics and Warehousing Facilities


      Inclusive of Mechanical, Technological and Food/Beverage Production

      Mining and Logging

      Movie Theaters and Family Entertainment

      Inclusive of bowling alleys, miniature golf, batting cages, arcades, and movie theaters.

      Museums, Galleries, Zoos, and Aquariums

      Inclusive of galleries, botanical gardens, zoos, aquariums, and other similar places.

      Music, Film, and TV Production

      Office Workspaces

      Outdoor Museums and Galleries

      Personal Services 

      Places of Worship


      Professional Sports (without live audiences)

      • To reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission, productions, athletes, coaching staff, medical staff, broadcasting staff and others at sporting facilities or events should abide by COVID-19 protocols agreed by labor and management, which may be further enhanced by county public health officers.
      • State Required Office Workspace Guidance for back office staff.

      Public Transit and Intercity Passenger Rail

      Real Estate Transactions

      Inclusive of both Residential and Commercial Real Estate


      Inclusive of bookstores, jewelry store, toy stores, clothing and shoe stores, home and furnishing stores, sporting goods stores, florists, and other like retail.

      Retail Shopping Centers

      Inclusive of shopping centers, shopping malls, and strip malls

      Restaurants - Dine In

      Restaurants, Wineries, and Bars

      Inclusive of restaurants, brewpubs, craft distilleries, breweries, bars, pubs, and wineries.


      Inclusive of schools and school based programs. 

      Support for Working Families

      Guidance provides information to help you locate child care, find assistance to pay for child care, and connect you to additional supports for your family.

      Tribal Casinos

      Youth Sports

      Contact Information

      Lauren Cartwright

      Business Retention and Expansion Program Manager

      Economic Development Board
      Contact us by Phone

      Contact Information

      Marcos J. Suarez

      Asistencia a Negocios en Español

      Economic Development Board
      Contact us by Phone

      Contact Information

      Christine Palmer

      Business Development Program Manager

      Economic Development Board
      Contact us by Phone
      141 Stony Circle, Suite 110
      Santa Rosa, CA 95401