Definition of low risk: Businesses, organizations and activities that, by their nature, can typically provide physical distancing (at least six feet separation or other engineering controls, such as barriers or screening) to meet Social Distancing (Appendix A) between persons while providing their services. Because they can provide physical distancing, these businesses pose the lowest risk of COVID-19 transmission.
In order to open low risk businesses must do the following:
Provide physical distancing inside their operations
Meet specific criteria to minimize risk of transmission of COVID-19. Criteria listed on Page 6 of Shelter at Home Order.
Examples of low risk businesses/activities include:
- Retail stores
- Pet grooming – as long as physical distancing is maintained
- City and county local parks, except playgrounds, camping and beaches
- Outdoor activities, such as golf, tennis, hiking, biking, boating, walking
Definition of medium risk: Businesses, organizations, gatherings and activities that, by their nature cannot readily implement physical distancing methods due the need for close, prolonged contact between individuals to provide their services or to perform the activity. Due to the proximity of people to one another and the reliance on PPE, these businesses, organizations and gatherings and activities pose a moderate risk for transmission of COVID-19.
Examples of medium-risk businesses/activities include:
- Restaurants’ dining areas (i.e. in-restaurant dining)
- Hair and nail salons
- Dental services
- Physical therapy
- Massage therapy
- Tattoo parlors
- Chiropractic or osteopathic manual medicine
- Tasting rooms at wineries
- Tap rooms at breweries
- Movie theaters
- Limited concerts or entertainment shows
Definition of high risk: These are businesses, organizations, gatherings and activities that, by their nature, do not adhere themselves to Social Distancing requirements and that may be attended by large groups of people. Due to Social Distancing standards not being maintained and the large number of people with potential to exposure these businesses, organizations, gatherings, and activities pose the highest risk for transmission of COVID-19.
Example of high risk businesses/activities include:
- Dance parties
- Amusement parks
- Recreational use of public pools
At this time it is unknown when the incidence of COVID-19 will be reduced significantly enough to allow High Risk businesses or activities. Solano Public Health will continue to monitor COVID-19 data and will announce when High Risk activities may take place.