Reopening Inyo Businesses

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Employer playbook for safe reopening

Governor Newsom released new supports for California's workforce which provides guidance for employers to support a safe, clean environment for workers and customers: Click here for the Employer Playbook

Closure of Select Industries:

  • July 13, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom announced the Statewide (including Inyo County) closure of all INDOOR operations for the following sectors:
    • Dine-in restaurants
    • Wineries and tasting rooms
    • Movie theaters
    • Family entertainment centers (for example: bowling alleys, miniature golf, batting cages and arcades)
    • Zoos and museums
    • Cardrooms
  • Additionally, INDOOR and OUTDOOR operations for the following sectors have been closed:
    • Bars, brewpubs, breweries, and pubs
  • For more information visit:

REVISED Masking Order: 

The Inyo County Health Officer has updated the local face covering order to incorporate the CDPH guidance and to clarify that Inyo County businesses are responsible to adhere to, and ensure their employees and customers are following the mandatory face covering guidance. All businesses and indoor facilities shall strictly enforce the face-covering requirements of this order with respect to their employees, contractors, customers, visitors, and volunteers while they are on the business or facility premises and shall refuse admission and service to any person who fails or refuses to wear facial coverings on the premises in full compliance with this order. For more information visit:


Failure to comply with Health Officer Orders places individuals and our community at increased risk of infection.Violation of Health Officer Orders may also result in a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment, fine, or both (Health and Safety Code §120295).

Possible Future Closings:

Should Inyo County exceed the reopening metrics proposed to the State in May, which included a sharp increase in positive tests and hospitalizations, and continue to do so for three days, the below industries will also be required to close:

  • Fitness centers
  • Worship services
  • Protests
  • Offices for non-essential sectors
  • Personal care services, like nail salons, body waxing and tattoo parlors
  • Hair salons and barbershops
  • Malls


Safe Reopening for Businesses

The State of California has released a Resilience Roadmap allowing certain businesses to reopen with modifications or restrictions.  

General Guidelines For Business:

According to Resilience Roadmap, before reopening, all facilities must:

  1. Perform a detailed risk assessment and implement a site-specific protection plan
  2. Train employees on how to limit the spread of COVID-19, including how to screen themselves for symptoms and stay home if they have them
  3. Implement individual control measures and screenings
  4. Implement disinfecting protocols
  5. Implement physical distancing guideline

GET certified to reopen: 

  1. Review your industry guidelines (see Industries page)
  2. Prepare your business and complete the checklist
  3. Complete the Inyo County Business Attestation form
  4. Visibly post your completed checklist within your business

The county is following the Governor's four stage plan for reopening. At this time only Stage 1 and Stage 2 industries are approved for reopening. 

Stage 3 industries should prepare to reopen by reviewing the guidelines and implementing the checklist. 

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