Beaumont - Back to Business
- A city or county may implement additional public health restrictions, OR
- A County Variance is granted by the state allowing the county to reopen faster if they are able to show that have met the readiness criteria prescribed by the California Department of Public Health.
On Friday, May 22, the California Department of Public Health approved the county’s request to reopen more businesses, as part of the governor’s accelerated phase two. As part of the variance request, a Readiness and Reopening Framework was also submitted. The framework provides a path to reopen the Riverside County economy with the proper health and safety measures in place.
“I am excited that we are moving forward with the reopening of Riverside County,” stated Mayor Santos. “As we move through the Governor’s recovery plan, the City of Beaumont remains committed to ensuring each local business reopens successfully and safely.”Do you have questions or concerns regarding reopening your business? Please let us know!
UPDATE July 1:
Effective immediately, California Department of Public Health is requiring Counties that have remained on the County Monitoring List for 3 consecutive days will be required to shut down the following industries unless they can be modified to operate outside or by pick-up:
- Wineries and tasting rooms
- Movie theaters
- Family entertainment centers (for examples: bowling alleys, miniature golf, batting cages and arcades)
- Zoos and museums
Bars must close all operations even if they are operating outdoors. The closures will apply for a minimum of three weeks and are subject to an extension based on epidemiologic indicators.
As California moves through the Resilience Roadmap, every business should take steps to reduce the risk of COVID-19 and create a safer environment for workers and customers by reviewing Statewide industry guidance to reduce risk. Businesses may use effective alternative or innovative methods to build upon the guidelines.
- Stage 1 - Safety/Preparedness
- Stage 2 - Lower-Risk Business
- WE'RE HERE - Accelerated Stage 2
- Stage 3 - Higher-Risk Business
- Stage 4 - End of Stay at Home Order
Stage 1 - Safety & Preparedness
- Businesses that were deemed essential to operate throughout Shelter at Home Order
- 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
- Curbside retail
- Logistics & manufacturing supporting retail
- Childcare for those outside essential workforce
- Office-based businesses
- Religious Services - In Person
Travel only for permissible activities: Stage 1 and 2 work, and local shopping related to open sectors, healthcare, food, personal exercise and outdoor recreation.
Additional businesses - Approved as part of County Variance
The following may open only in counties approved to move further in the Resilience Roadmap.
- Destination retail - Guidance
- Dine-in Restaurants - ORDERED CLOSED as of Wednesday, July 1 for a period of 3 weeks
- Hair Salons & Barbershops - Guidance
The following businesses may reopen beginning Friday, June 12th:
- Bars - ORDERED CLOSED as of Tuesday, June 30th
- Family entertainment - ORDERED CLOSED as of Wednesday, July 1 for a period of 3 weeks
- Professional sports without live audience
- Indoor museums/Zoo/Aquarium - ORDERED CLOSED as of Wednesday, July 1 for a period of 3 weeks
The following businesses may reopen beginning Friday, June 19th:
- Personal Care Businesses
- Nail salons
- Tattoo shops
- Body waxing
Stage 3 - Higher-Risk Workplaces
Phase in higher-risk workplaces at a pace designed to protect public health and safety, beginning with limited personal care and recreational venues (with workplace modifications).
Travel for permissible activities, such as healthcare, food, stages 1-3 work, and local or activities shopping related to open sectors.
Monitor critical indicators and alter scope of reopening if necessary to protect public health and safety.
The following sectors, businesses, establishments, or activities are not permitted to operate in the State of California at this time:
- Indoor playgrounds such as bounce centers, ball pits and laser tag
- Live theater
- Saunas and steam rooms
- Concert venues
- Theme parks
- Higher education
Stage 4 - End of Stay at Home Order
Businesses in Stage 4 are considered to be the highest risk workplaces. The timeline for reopening for Stage 4 businesses is to be determined and will not occur until therapeutics have been developed.
- Convention centers
- Live audience sports
Customers and individuals
Customers and individuals are encouraged to stay home if they have a fever or other COVID-19 symptoms. Those with symptoms or elevated temperatures should not shop, get services in person, go to work, or gather with others. If you’re not sure if this applies to you, check your symptoms with this Symptom Screener.
Higher risk individuals (over 65 or with serious medical conditions) should continue to stay home until Stage 4. Minimize errands by getting groceries delivered or asking for help from friends or family.
Shop safely! Crowded settings increase your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Wear a face covering or cloth mask, stay 6 feet away from others, avoid touching your face, and wash your hands when you get home.
We are in this TOGETHER - Our small businesses, their owners and their employees are the lifeblood of the Beaumont community. As we continue through the Resilience Roadmap, the City’s Economic Development Department is available to discuss the various loans and programs available. Email us today at KyleW@beaumontca.gov.