Beaumont - Back to Business
- A city or county may implement additional public health restrictions, OR
- A County Variance is granted by the state allowing the county to reopen faster if they are able to show that have met the readiness criteria prescribed by the California Department of Public Health.
On Friday, May 22, the California Department of Public Health approved the county’s request to reopen more businesses, as part of the governor’s accelerated phase two. As part of the variance request, a Readiness and Reopening Framework was also submitted. The framework provides a path to reopen the Riverside County economy with the proper health and safety measures in place.
“I am excited that we are moving forward with the reopening of Riverside County,” stated Mayor Santos. “As we move through the Governor’s recovery plan, the City of Beaumont remains committed to ensuring each local business reopens successfully and safely.”Businesses are encouraged to complete a brief survey regarding their experience during the COVID-19 pandemic online at bit.ly/BMTbacktobusiness
As California moves through the Resilience Roadmap, every business should take steps to reduce the risk of COVID-19 and create a safer environment for workers and customers by reviewing Statewide industry guidance to reduce risk. Businesses may use effective alternative or innovative methods to build upon the guidelines.
- Stage 1 - Safety/Preparedness
- Stage 2 - Lower-Risk Business
- Stage 3 - Higher-Risk Business
- Stage 4 - End of Stay at Home Order
Stage 1 - Safety & Preparedness
- Businesses that were deemed essential to operate throughout Shelter at Home Order
- Continue to build out testing, contact tracing, PPE, and hospital surge capacity.
- Continue to make essential workplaces as safe as possible:
- Physical and work flow adaption
- Essential workforce safety net
- Make PPE more widely available
- Individual behavior changes
- Prepare sector-by-sector safety guidelines for expanded workforce.
Stage 2 - Lower-Risk Workplaces
- Curbside retail
- Logistics & manufacturing supporting retail
- Childcare for those outside essential workforce
- Office-based businesses
- Outdoor museums
- Religious Services - In Person
Please visit https://covid19.ca.gov/industry-guidance/ for industry guidance.
Additional businesses - Approved as part of County Variance
Travel only for permissible activities: Stage 1 and 2 work, and local shopping related to open sectors, healthcare, food, personal exercise and outdoor recreation.
Stage 3 - Higher-Risk Workplaces
- Indoor museums
- Public Pools
- Hotels for leisure and tourism
- Entertainment venues with limited capacities
Stage 4 - End of Stay at Home Order
Businesses in Stage 4 are considered to be the highest risk workplaces. The timeline for reopening for Stage 4 businesses is to be determined and will not occur until therapeutics have been developed.
- Convention centers
- Live audience sports
Customers and individuals
Customers and individuals are encouraged to stay home if they have a fever or other COVID-19 symptoms. Those with symptoms or elevated temperatures should not shop, get services in person, go to work, or gather with others. If you’re not sure if this applies to you, check your symptoms with this Symptom Screener.
Higher risk individuals (over 65 or with serious medical conditions) should continue to stay home until Stage 4. Minimize errands by getting groceries delivered or asking for help from friends or family.
Shop safely! Crowded settings increase your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Wear a face covering or cloth mask, stay 6 feet away from others, avoid touching your face, and wash your hands when you get home.
We are in this TOGETHER - Our small businesses, their owners and their employees are the lifeblood of the Beaumont community. As we continue through the Resilience Roadmap, the City’s Economic Development Department is available to discuss the various loans and programs available. Email us today at KyleW@beaumontca.gov.