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Shasta County's Response to Local Emergencies
COVID-19 Pandemic

Roadmap to Recovery

The Shasta County Roadmap to Recovery is a path toward re-opening the county. This is part of California's move into Stage 2 of re-opening, which allows some lower-risk workplaces to gradually open with adaptations. This is our attestation to the state and the Board of Supervisors approved a letter of support.

Businesses allowed to open Stage 3 

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 guidelines

It is critical that employees needing to self-isolate because of COVID-19 are encouraged to stay at home, with sick leave policies to support that, to prevent further infection in your workplace. See additional information on government programs supporting sick leave and worker’s compensation for COVID-19.

NOTE: Required modifications are listed in accompanying guidance and checklists.

Other sectors, with adaptations

California is reopening in stages to minimize the risk of spreading COVID-19. Shasta County is in Stage 2, which has allowed many lower-risk businesses to reopen with required modifications that focus largely on social distancing, face coverings, handwashing and ensuring the business is clean. Opening higher-risk businesses, as well as allowing out-of-county travel and gatherings, will happen in a future step. However, businesses that aren’t yet allowed to open can lay the required groundwork now so they’re ready to reopen as soon as it’s OK. This guidance and checklist can help you build your reopening plan. These recommendations are based on what is known at this point in time. When state guidelines become available, adjustments to these recommendations may be necessary. If you need technical assistance on creating your plan, email

These businesses are not in Stage 1 or 2 and are considered Higher-Risk Workplaces:

  • Personal services such as nail salons, tattoo parlors, gyms and fitness studios
  • Hospitality services, such as bars and lounges
  • Entertainment venues, such as movie theaters, state gaming facilities, and pro sports
  • Indoor museums, kids museums and gallery spaces, zoos, and libraries
  • Community centers, including public pools, playgrounds, and picnic areas
  • Nightclubs
  • Concert venues
  • Festivals
  • Theme parks
  • Hotels/lodging for leisure and tourism

Source: State of California, Roadmap to Recovery

If you need technical assistance creating your business checklist, or if you have questions, email