By Jennifer Barrera
- June 26, 2020
As businesses throughout the state start to reopen, there is a looming question as to whether it is safe. Consumers want to resume a back-to-normal lifestyle by visiting their favorite restaurants and stores, but also want to limit their risk of contracting COVID-19. Businesses, eager to bounce back from this economic crisis, also want to welcome consumers into a safe environment, yet are hesitant about the liability that looms ahead if a consumer or contractor claims he or she contracted the virus while at the business’s location.
Through the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz), the State has issued substantive guidelines for businesses in different industries to follow with respect to how a business can maintain a safe environment for employees and consumers: covid19.ca.gov/roadmap/#guidance
. These guidelines include temperature checks, health screenings, social distancing, staggered employee schedules, increased cleaning, protective equipment, and more.