Is Your Business Essential ? These are the Steps to Follow

The City of Culver City has put new regulations into place to stop the spread of Covid-19, and they are expected to be in place until May 15, 2020.

STEP 1: Determine if you an “essential” or “non-essential” business?
Please review the attached list of business types considered “essential.”
If your business is not of a type listed as “essential,” you are a “non-essential” business. Go to Step 2.
If your business is of a type considered “essential,” you are a “essential” business. Skip Step 2 and go to Step 3.

STEP 2: Requirements for Non-Essential Businesses
All “non-essential” businesses must immediately cease operations that require in-person attendance by workers at a workplace. Business operations may be maintained by telecommuting or other remote means, while allowing all individuals to remain at home.

All “non-essential” businesses are permitted to conduct minimum basic in-person operations as long as the business follows the “requirements for essential businesses” in Step 3 with regards to the minimum basic in-person operations being completed. Permitted minimum basic in-person operations include the following:

custodial services
employee benefits processing
any reasonable activity designed to maximize the ability for employees to work remotely from their homes.

Note that All such businesses shall implement the Social Distancing Protocol and provide evidence implementation to any authority enforcing this Order upon demand.
STEP 3: Requirements for Essential Businesses

All essential businesses must, by 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, April 15, 2020:

Complete the Social Distancing Protocol form provided by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health at 04102020_APPA.pdf A copy of the form is attached.

Provide a copy of the completed form to each employee.
Post a copy of the completed form at or near the entrance to the facility so that it is easily viewable by the public and employees.
Implement the Social Distancing Protocol and provide evidence of its implementation to any authority enforcing the “Safer at Home” order upon demand.

All essential businesses must adhere to the following public health protocols:
Provide cloth face coverings to employees and contracted workers whose duties require close contact with other employees and/or the public;
Require customers to wear cloth face coverings while visiting the business;
Limit the number of people who may enter into the facility at any one time to ensure that people in the facility can easily maintain, at all times, a minimum six (6) foot distance from others;
Designate where lines may form at a facility, marking six (6) foot increments at a minimum, establishing where individuals should stand to maintain adequate social distancing;
Provide hand sanitizer, soap and water, or effective disinfectant at or near the entrance of the facility and in other appropriate areas for use by the public and employees;
Post a sign in a conspicuous place at all public entries that instructs members of the public to not enter if they are experiencing symptoms of respiratory illness, including fever or cough, and to maintain social distancing from one another;
Regularly disinfect high-touch surfaces, including and not limited to, all payment portals, pens, and styluses after each use. Businesses engaged in essential activities and essential infrastructure are encouraged to offer touch-less payment mechanisms, if feasible;
Adhere to communicable disease control recommendations provided by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, including guidance for cleaning and disinfecting the site.

Essential businesses must follow the industry-specific guidance issued by the Health Officer on the Public Health website related to COVID-19, which is available at Look for the section on the right called “Information for” and then find the business type corresponding to your business. Essential businesses must maximize the number of employees who work from home. (An additional requirement from the LA County Department of Public Health Order (April 10, 2020) that is not specifically called out in the City order):

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