This means that Ventura County will move forward with the State’s Stage 2 of reopening lower-risk businesses on May 8, 2020.
Which businesses can open?
The new Order allows all retail businesses to
reopen with curb side pick up and delivery only
, as well as manufacturing and supply chain businesses. Big box stores can sell all items.
Every business should take every step humanly possible to reduce the risk of infection:
- Plan and prepare for re-opening
- Make radical changes within the workplace
- Adjust practices by employees and help educate customers
What do I need to do before reopening?
Before reopening, all facilities must confirm the following:
1. My business is in one of the designated industries permitted to reopen by the State of California & the VC Health Officer Order
2. I have performed a detailed risk assessment of my business in accordance with
3. I have a written worksite-specific COVID-19 prevention plan and have posted it at my business (Retail and Manufacturing templates available at
4. I have implemented control and screening measures for my business
5. I have implemented disinfecting protocols for my business in accordance with CA Department of Public Health guidance
6. I have trained employees on how to limit the spread of COVID-19 including how to screen themselves for symptoms
7. I agree to have an on-duty employee responsible for monitoring compliance with my plan
8. I have posted the compliance hotline flyer provided in a prominent location visible to the public and employees
How do I register my business?
Businesses can complete the State provided Industry Guidelines, and self-register through the County's new website
If you are a business that is already permitted to be open and in operation you are asked to review these requirements and confirm that you have met these requirements by registering your business at
by May 18, 2020.
Stage 2 businesses that are just now reopening must complete the registration and the State requirements for completion of a Worksite Specific COVID-19 Prevention Plan before opening.
Will there be an in-person verification visit?
In order to assist your business with opening safely, County and City staff will be making verification visits that focus on education and support.
Businesses do not need to wait for an in-person visit before they can open.