CA Phases of Reopening

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SoCo-Launch-Scale-Phase-3-400Californians have been staying home and saving lives since the start of our statewide stay-at-home order issued on March 19, 2020. These efforts have allowed the state to move forward on their roadmap for modifying the statewide order.  

We are now in Stage 3, where retail (curbside and delivery only), related logistics and manufacturing, office workplaces, limited personal services, outdoor museums, child care, and essential businesses can open with modifications. The state is issuing guidance to help these workplaces reopen safely.

Stage 1


Safety and Preparedness

Continue to build out testing, contact tracing, PPE and hospital surge capacity.

Continue to make essential workplaces as safe as possible:

  • Physical and work flow adaption
  • Essential workforce safety net
  • Make PPE more widely available
  • Individual behavior changes

Prepare sector-by-sector safety guidelines for expanded workforce.

Stage 2


Lower-risk Workplaces

Gradually opening some lower risk workplaces with adaptations:

  • Retail (e.g.curbside pickup)
  • Manufacturing
  • Offices (when telework not possible)
  • Outdoor Museums
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Limited Personal Services

Travel for only permissible activities" Stage 1 and 2 work, and local shopping related to open sectors, healthcare, food, personal exercise and outdoor recreation.

Stage 3



Higher-risk Workplaces

Phase in higher-risk workplaces, beginning with personal care and recreational venues (with workplace modifications):

  • Family entertainment Centers
  • Restaurants, Wineries and Bars
  • Zoos and Museums
  • Gyms and Fitness Centers
  • Hotels 
  • Cardrooms and Racetracks
  • Campgrounds

Localized travel for permissible activities: Stages 1-3 work, and local shopping related to open sectors healthcare, food, entertainment, personal care, exercise and recreation.

Stage 4


End of Stay Home Order

Open larger gathering venues, including nightclubs, concert venues, and live audience sports

Resume non-essential activities and travel

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    Santa Rosa, CA 95401