June 15 Re-Opening Guidelines, Short-Term Rental Program Community Workshop & Revitalizing Main Street Community Conversation
City of Milpitas - Office of Economic Development | June 14, 2021
What Does the June 15 Re-Opening Mean for Businesses? 
COVID-19 has dramatically reshaped our lives, in particular the business community. While much is still unclear, June 15 will fully re-open California's economy again and California will no longer operate under the color-coded Blueprint for a Safer Economy tiered framework, and will instead adopt Beyond the Blueprint, the latest set of guidelines.

Under this new framework, the following guidelines are established:
  • Physical distancing: No restrictions for customers, attendees, guests
  • Capacity Limitations: No restrictions
  • Masking: Follow California Department of Public Health (CDPH) guidance for face coverings
  • Travel: Californians are discouraged from out-of-state travel for non-essential travel if NOT vaccinated. Unvaccinated individuals traveling for non-essential reasons should get tested for COVID-19 before and after traveling, and quarantine for 7 days afterward. The CDPH Travel Advisory can be found here.
  • Vaccinations: Required for indoor mega events (5,000+ attendees); recommended for outdoor mega events (10,000+ attendees).

The Director and State Public Health Officer issued an Order on June 11 acknowledging the progress made in curbing the spread of COVID-19, however we should remain vigilant and continue to get vaccinated. The Order effectuates the Beyond the Blueprint guidelines above. The State has established a COVID-19 hotline for guideline clarifications at 1-833-422-4255 operating from Monday through Friday, 8am to 8pm, and Saturday, 8am to 5pm. Businesses can also email questions to EssentialServicesInquiries@cdph.ca.gov.

Please also keep in mind that employers are subject to the Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards, if applicable to them. Visit the Cal/OSHA and Statewide Industry Guidance on COVID-19 page and the State’s Safer At Work COVID-19 Employer Portal for more information. We understand that questions may remain about masking requirements and other guidelines; further clarifications for employers should be issued soon and the Milpitas business community will be notified.
Revitalizing Main Street: Community Conversation on History and Culture
In partnership with local nonprofit CatalyzeSV, the City of Milpitas is facilitating a series of three Community Conversations on Revitalizing Main Street, each revolving around a different aspect of the future of Main Street. The first conversation focused on business was held on April 29 and the second conversation focused on housing was held on May 27. The third and final conversation is scheduled for Thursday, June 24, 6-8pm. This conversation is focused on how to reimagine Main Street while maintaining its rich culture and history as an important crossroads. To register for our June event, visit https://www.ci.milpitas.ca.gov/planningdepartment/
If you have any questions or need business assistance during COVID-19, please visit our website. Additionally, do not hesitate to contact the Office of Economic Development team by sending us an email. Assistance is available in English, Chinese, Spanish, Tagalog, Vietnamese, and other languages. We will continue to send out pertinent updates as they are made available to keep you informed.

In community spirit,
Alex Andrade
Director of Economic Development
(408) 586-3046