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REOPENING YOUR BUSINESS IN SANTA BARBARA COUNTY

Santa Barbara County RISE Self Certification

The County of Santa Barbara has provided all currently available industry guidance by stage of reopening in accordance with the State’s Resiliency Roadmap.  The goal is a create a safe clean environment for workers and customers.  Business may use effective or innovative methods to build on the guidance.

Review the guidance that is relevant to your workplace, prepare a plan based on the guidance for your industry, and put it into action. When complete, you can post the industry-specific checklist in your workplace to show your customers and your employees that you’ve reduced the risk and are open for business.

BEFORE REOPENING ALL FACILITIES MUST

  1. Perform a detailed risk assessment and implement a site-specific COVID -19 protection plan
  2. Train employees on how to limit the spread of COVID-19, including how to screen themselves for symptoms and stay home if they have them
  3. Implement individual control measures and screenings
  4. Implement disinfecting protocols
  5. Implement physical distancing guidelines

HERE IS HOW TO RISE

  1. Begin by reviewing the guidance published by the State of California and the County of Santa Barbara.
  2. Upon reviewing the guidance, perform a detailed risk assessment in accordance with the state guidelines for your industry and prepare a COVID- 19 protection plan based on the guidance.
  3. Implement a site-specific COVID-19 protection plan. This must be kept on site and readily available
  4. Review your industry specific guidance and complete your industry specific checklist (see below).
  5. Complete the attestation by completing this form.
  6. Post the industry specific checklist and the attestation at your business to show your customers and employees you have reduced the risk and are open for business.
  7. Upon completing your attestation, an official from your local jurisdiction (city or county) may conduct a site visit. Business should consult their jurisdiction to determine additional code requirements for their specific industry.

 

INDUSTRY SPECIFIC GUIDANCE, CHECKLISTS AND COVID-19 PREVENTION PLAN TEMPLATES

If you want the County to investigate potential violations of the Protection Plan Protocols or the health order currently in effect, please complete this form with as much information as possible. 

BUSINESSES THAT ARE ALREADY OPEN UNDER THE PREVIOUS ORDERS

If you are a business that is already permitted to be open and in operation you are asked to confirm that you have met guidance set forth by the State of California and the Santa Barbara County Health Officer for your industry by completing an industry site specific COVID-19 protection plan, checklist and attestation by June 5, 2020.

DOWNLOADABLE INFO GRAPHICS AND SIGNAGE FOR COVID-19 HEALTH AND SAFETY

The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department has made health and safety infographics and signage available for businesses seeking to reopen. These PDFs can be downloaded and printed. Signage can be placed in your place of business to alert customers of your efforts to secure the environment while ensuring the health and safety of your staff.


INFOGRAPHICS

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