State's Plan for Reopening Businesses

Business Resources

The State of California established a Resiliency Roadmap to guide the process for modifying the statewide stay-at-home order. The Roadmap includes a four-stage framework under which businesses will be permitted to gradually reopen. The timeframe for each stage of reopening is dependent upon progress made toward six public health indicators.

May 23 Update - The State approved the County of Orange’s plan to move further into Stage 2 and allow additional businesses to reopen. Please see the Later Stage 2 section below for the businesses permitted to open, with modifications, under the State-approved plan.

4 stages

Four Stages of Reopening

Stage 1 - Safety and Preparedness 

  • Make workplaces safe for essential workers.

Stage 2 - Lower Risk Workplaces

Certain lower-risk businesses can open, with adaptations in place. Links to State guidance and checklists for each sector are provided.

Stage 3 - Higher Risk Workplaces

 As of May 25, 2020, places of worship for religious services can reopen. 

  • Places of Worship & Providers of Religious Services & Cultural Ceremonies

As of May 26, 2020,  Barbershops and Hair Salons with Can Reopen with Modifications

  • Hair Salons ans Barbershops


No date announced yet. State guidance and checklists not yet available:

  • Nail Salons
  • Entertainment Venues (ex., movie theaters, sports without live audience)
  • Gyms

Stage 4 - End of Stay-at-Home Order

No date announced yet. State guidance and checklists not yet available.

  • Concerts
  • Convention Centers
  • Live Audience Sports 
  • Nightclubs
  • Full Travel