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Signage Requirements Must Be Observed

September 6

Document Display Requirements for Businesses

In July, the Chamber sent out information regarding necessary documents that must be displayed at all entrances of a business. These are state-mandated documents that detail the business’ safety protocols for minimizing exposure of staff and customers to COVID-19. Failure to post these documents could result in a fine. Unfortunately across the county we have seen only approximately 30% of businesses comply with this requirement. Likewise, we have many businesses in Brisbane that have still not posted these signs.

In an effort to increase compliance, we want to remind you to post the following documents if you haven’t already:

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.

Social Distancing Protocol – Use this form or post similar content.

Health and Safety Signage – 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.

Industry Specific Health and Safety Plans – 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, click here for industry-specific guidance resources, view the “Other Businesses” tab, or contact the State agency that regulates your business.

Need guidance on filling out the forms? Watch this video or review this slideshow presentation.

Industry Guidance for Businesses in San Mateo County

Last week, Governor Newsom unveiled Blueprint for a Safer Economy, a revised plan for loosening and strengthening restrictions on activities based on COVID-19 data from each county. San Mateo County is currently in the purple category (widespread), which is the most restrictive.

Based on these new guidelines, businesses are encouraged to check which protocols they must implement by visiting: https://covid19.ca.gov/safer-economy and scrolling to the industry-specific guidelines they must follow.

In the meantime, here is a brief overview of how certain sectors may operate:

Can be Open with Modifications: Appliance & Auto Repair, Banks & Credit Unions, Campgrounds & Outdoor Recreation, Carwashes, Childcare, Cleaning Services, Convenience Stores, Day Camps, Doctors and Dentists, Dog Walkers, Door-to-Door Sales & Services, Dry Cleaners, Electricians, Farmers Markets, Fire Stations, Food Banks, Gas Stations, Government Services & Offices, Hair Salons & Barbershops, Handypersons & General Contractors, Hospitals & Urgent Care, Hotels & Lodging, HVAC Services, Landscapers, Laundromats & Laundry Services, Pet Groomers, Pharmacies, Plumbing Services, Police Stations, Professional Sports (no live audiences), Short-term Lodging Rentals.

Indoors with 25% Capacity: All Retail, Florists, Libraries, Shopping Malls.

Indoors with 50% Capacity: Grocery Stores.

Outdoor Only: Body Waxing, Cardrooms, Cultural Ceremonies, Dance Studios, Drive-In Theaters, Estheticians, Family Entertainment Centers, Gyms & Fitness Centers, Massage Therapy, Museums, Zoos & Aquariums, Nail Salons, Places of Worship, Racetracks (without spectators), Restaurants, Skin Care Services, Swimming Pools, Weddings, Wineries, Yoga Studios.

Closed: Bars, Breweries, & Distilleries (without food), Concert Venues, Convention Centers, Electrologists, Festivals, Higher Education (closed for indoor lecture except for labs and studio arts), Live Theater, Nightclubs, Offices that are non-essential businesses shall work remotely, Piercing Studios, Saunas and Steam Rooms, Schools, Tattoo Parlors, Theme Parks.


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