Re-Opening Guidance for Businesses

When businesses get ready to re-open, we encourage reviewing the guidance documents below to re-open safely.


In accordance with California's stay home order, the State Public Health Officer has designated a list of essential workers in the Essential Workforce Guidance for All Sectors to help state, local, tribal, and industry partners as they work to protect communities, while ensuring continuity of functions critical to public health and safety, as well as economic and national security. 

In addition, California has a blueprint for reducing COVID-19 in the state with criteria for loosening and tightening restrictions on activities. This blueprint assigns every county in California to one of four tiers (minimal, moderate, substantial, widespread) based on its rate of new cases and positivity. As counties moves into each tier of the Blueprint for a Safer Economy, every business should take steps to reduce the risk of COVID-19 and create a safer environment for workers and customers. To find the tier status of each county and what businesses and activities can open by county, visit Blueprint for a Safer Economy County-by-County Status. To view the industry-specific statewide guidance set forth by the State for businesses to re-open safely, visit Industry Guidance to Reduce Risk.

State Hotline: 833-544-2374
State Email:


Businesses anticipating a re-opening are expected to complete and implement a Safe Reopening Plan that addresses employee and customer health measures. The safe reopening plan does not require County approval, but businesses are encouraged to make the plan available so that the public and staff are aware of the precautions it addresses. 

Riverside County Safe Reopening Guidelines (May 21, 2020)
Five Essential Actions for Individuals and Businesses (July 8, 2020)
What to do if an employee is suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19 (July 8, 2020)
What to expect when employees are quarantined or isolated (July 8, 2020)

County of Riverside Public Health Department
County Hotline: 951-351-6866
County Email:

Riverside County Third District Supervisor’s Office
Supervisor’s Phone: 951-955-1030
Supervisor’s Email:


The City of Temecula has also developed safe re-opening guidance for Temecula Valley. This Community Recovery and Reopening Plan represents the collective efforts of the City of Temecula and industry stakeholders, including but not limited to the Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce, Visit Temecula Valley, The Promenade, and Temecula Valley Hospital. The recommendations within this plan are based on industry best practices and procedures. Users of this document are encouraged to review guidelines and mandates from the County of Riverside, State of California and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention prior to taking any action. These are complementary to County and State guidelines and if in conflict, County and State guidance and regulations should be followed.

Reopening in the City - For a clarification on reopening businesses in the City of Temecula click here.

Reopening Status of City Facilities - For an up-to-date list of which City facilities and parks are open and closed click here.