April 1, 2020
Authored by: BCLP, Merrit Jones, Tom Lee and Marcy Bergman
Seven Bay Area counties renewed and modified their shelter-at-home orders yesterday, extending the shutdown period through May 3, and in all cases but one, requiring that all essential businesses that remain open establish and post social distancing protocols by April 2 at 11:59 p.m.: San Francisco, Marin, Contra Costa, Santa Clara, San Mateo, Alameda, and Santa Cruz.
Santa Cruz County also extended its order through May 3, but does not include the same provision requiring establishment and posting of social distancing protocols.
The orders specify that social distancing protocols must be substantially in this form, and be posted at or near the entrance of the business where it is easily viewable by the public and employees. A copy of the social distancing protocol must also be provided to each employee performing work at the business.
The social distancing protocol must explain