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County of San Diego Health & Safety Order

On April 3, the County of San Diego issued an amended order requiring employees of certain businesses like grocery stores, restaurants, and gas stations to wear face coverings.  

In the same order, the County deemed that all businesses that remain in operation and allow members of the public to enter a facility, must prepare and post a “Social Distancing and Sanitation Protocol.” The protocol requirement is designed to demonstrate that businesses are implementing measures for social distancing and sanitation.  

This must be done no later than 12:00 a.m. on April 7, 2020.  

  • The County of San Diego has provided a template for businesses to use. Click here.
    • Even if your business/property/leasing office is closed to the public, you may wish to complete this form for use internally with your staff.
  • The Social Distancing and Sanitation Protocol must be posted at or near each entrance.
    • For rental properties, this will be the door used by the public, such as the leasing office door. Gated parts of the property that are accessible for residents only (not open to the public), do not need the notice.
    • The notice shall be easily viewed by both the public and employees.
  • The posted protocol should include language informing customers to: avoid entering the facility if they have a cough or fever; maintain a minimum six-foot distance from one another and not shake hands or engage in any unnecessary physical contact.
  • A copy of the protocol must be given to all employees working at the facility.
  • Be prepared to provide evidence of the implementation of your company’s protocol upon request by any authority enforcing the order.  

Click here to read the full order. You may also visit the County News Center for additional Guidance for Businesses.