State's Plan for Reopening Businesses

Business Resources

The State of California established a Resiliency Roadmap to guide the process for modifying the statewide stay-at-home order. The Roadmap includes a four-stage framework under which businesses will be permitted to gradually reopen. The time-frame for each stage of reopening is dependent upon progress made toward six public health indicators.

May 23 Update - The State approved the County of Orange’s plan to move further into Stage 2 and allow additional businesses to reopen. Please see the Later Stage 2 section below for the businesses permitted to open, with modifications, under the State-approved plan.

Resiliency Road Map Stage 2

Four Stages of Reopening

Stage 1 - Safety and Preparedness 

  • Make workplaces safe for essential workers.

Stage 2 - Lower Risk Workplaces

Certain lower-risk businesses can open, with adaptations in place. Links to State guidance and checklists for each sector are provided.

Stage 3 - Higher Risk Workplaces

 As of May 25, 2020, places of worship for religious services can reopen. 

  • Places of Worship & Providers of Religious Services & Cultural Ceremonies

As of May 26, 2020,  Barbershops and Hair Salons with Can Reopen with Modifications

  • Hair Salons and Barbershops

The state has released a number of additional business guidelines for re-opening with a recommended effective date of no sooner than June 12, 2020 

  • Restaurants, Bars and Wineries
  • Family Entertainment Centers
  • Museums, Galleries, Zoos and Aquariums 
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Campgrounds, RV Parks and Outdoor Recreation 
  • Hotels, Lodging and Short Term Rentals 
  • Card Rooms, Satellite Wagering Facilities and Racetracks
  • Schools
  • Child Care 
  • Day Camps
  • Tribal Casinos
  • Office Workspaces 
  • Professional Sports Retail 

No date announced yet. State guidance and checklists not yet available:

  • Nail Salons

Stage 4 - End of Stay-at-Home Order

No date announced yet. State guidance and checklists not yet available.

  • Concerts
  • Convention Centers
  • Live Audience Sports 
  • Nightclubs
  • Full Travel