Reopening Guides

Summary of California's Tiered Reopening System (PDF)

Town of Danville Update: 8.28.20 - Governor Announces COVID-19 Tiered System 

Friday afternoon, Governor Gavin Newsom announced that beginning Monday, August 31, 2020 the state is switching from the current ‘watch list’ to a tiered system for reopening. The new system is based on two local area indicators: the county’s case rate per 100,000 population and the percentage of positive COVID-19 tests. 

Currently, Contra Costa County falls within the purple, or most restrictive, tier. The effect this will have on businesses in Contra Costa County is that beginning Monday:

  1. Hair salons and barbers may operate indoors (with restrictions) 
  2. Indoor shopping malls may reopen at 25% maximum occupancy. Food courts and other public congregation points must remain closed

To get the latest information on the county’s case rate and positivity rates, go to
To learn more about the new tiered system and how each tier will affect you, go to  


This year of COVID-19 has made 2020 anything, but business as usual and is truly uncharted territory for you, your employees, customers and community. Reopening must be balanced with careful planning and diligent follow through to help protect those that depend on you for employment and those that rely on your goods and services. 

Industry Specific Guidelines

As California reopens, every business will need to create a safer, low-risk environment. The industry-specific guidance applies to businesses statewide. Review the guidance that is relevant to your workplace, make a plan, and put it into action. Post your completed checklist so everyone can know the steps you’ve taken.

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EBMUD Reopening Fact Sheet (PDF)

EBMUD ensures high-water quality  for all customers with constant testing and proper treatment. The water we deliver is disinfected, but it’s not sterile. As the coronavirus shelter-in-place restrictions phase out or change, and businesses reopen, managers of large buildings and campuses should take precautions to ensure water is safe and tastes good.

CCC Re-Openings At A Glance (PDF)

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