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  • Business Recovery & Reopening Toolkit

  • On June 15th, the State of California has moved into Beyond the Blueprint, and the Blueprint for a Safer Economy has been lifted. The colored tier system is no longer in effect and businesses may return to usual operations. Additional information on reopening your business and guidance still in effect, as well as resources for posting and finding jobs, can be found below.

    If your business needs additional assistance, you can fill out our business assistance form and a staff member will connect with you.


  • Recovery & Reopening: FAQ's

  • June 15th Update: All businesses can fully reopen. June 15th Update: All businesses can fully reopen.

    On June 15th, the State of California has moved into Beyond the Blueprint, and the Blueprint for a Safer Economy has been lifted. The colored tier system is no longer in effect and businesses may return to usual operations (with limited exceptions for Mega Events). Click here for Mega Event Limitations and Beyond the Blueprint guidance.

    In addition, businesses should be aware of the following changes:

    • The RISE Program is ended and RISE signage can be removed from your business.
    • All Santa Barbara County Public Health Officer Orders on Phased Reopening ended June 14, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.
    • Businesses must now revert back to following their respective industry regulatory agency pre-COVID. This includes Cal/OSHA guidance.
    • Employers are subject to the current Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS) which has guidelines in place for physical distancing and masking in the workplace. The Standards Board is meeting on Thursday, June 17, 2021 to consider less restrictive requirements for face coverings for vaccinated employees and physical distancing.
    • Businesses that temporarily extended to right of ways and parking areas through the SBCPEP programs through Public Works and other temporary provisions through Planning will be extended until the State of Emergency is over. (TBD but estimated to be September)

     

    Additional information from SBCPH on Beyond the Blueprint can be found at: https://publichealthsbc.org/june-15th-beyond

    Are there any restrictions on hosting events? Are there any restrictions on hosting events?

    As of June 15th, all businesses and organizations can resume normal operations, including hosting indoor and outdoor events. The exception to this is hosting mega-events, defined as having large crowds greater than 5,000 (indoors) and 10,000 (outdoors) attendees. Mega Events may have either assigned or unassigned seating and may be either general admission or gated, ticketed and permitted events. Guidelines for mega-events can be found here.

    My business needs more employees. Where can I post job openings? My business needs more employees. Where can I post job openings?

    To maximize the exposure of local job opportunities and best match those seeking employment, the Santa Maria Valley Chamber has partnered with Allan Hancock College on their skills-based, career services app: Career Connect powered by Jobspeaker! This app aims to simplify and optimize the job search process for both employers looking to post a job and those seeking employment.

    Learn more about posting a job on this platform here.