Guidelines for Reopening Businesses

Guidelines for businesses are constantly changing. For the most recent news, please visit the San Bernardino County COVID-19 news updates at 

San Bernardino County launches the COVID-19 Compliance Education/Engagement/Enforcement (EEE) Plan for businesses

San Bernardino County has launched the EEE program to ensure business compliance with state and County health orders. 

Education - We reach out to high-risk businesses and similar operations to let them know what they are required to do to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus and how the County can help.

Engagement - We contact those businesses not fully respecting health orders and request immediate compliance.

Enforcement - We report persistent noncompliance operations directly to the state and refer cases either to the State Strike Force (enforcement team), the County Sheriff's Department, and/or another County enforcement division. 

For more information and updates on the program, please view the EEE Summary from the County.

On July 13th, Governor Newsom ordered the closure of indoor operations of additional sectors.

Responding to significant increases in positive test results, hospitalizations and ICU admissions, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced further mandates to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Details can be found on the State’s COVID-19 website. The State has immediately expanded closures to include indoor operations for:

  • Dine-in restaurants
  • Movie theaters
  • Family entertainment centers
  • Museums
  • Cardrooms

Breweries, bars and pubs are required to close both indoor and outdoor operations entirely in every county.

In addition, within the 31 counties on the state’s monitoring list (which includes San Bernardino), the State requires the closure of indoor operations in sectors that tend to promote the mixing of populations which make adherence to social distancing and wearing face masks difficult. Businesses in these sectors that are unable to operate outdoors must close immediately under the State’s order. They include:

  • Gyms and fitness centers
  • Place of worship
  • Offices for non-critical sectors
  • Personal care services (e.g., nail salons, massage and tattoo facilities)
  • Hair salons and barber shops
  • Indoor malls

For more information, please view the County update at

Effective July 1st, Governor Newsom orders 19 California counties to close certain businesses and operations including San Bernardino County. 

In response to the rising numbers of coronavirus cases in California, Governor Newsom has ordered additional action to slow community transmission. The guidance applies for a minimum of three weeks and is subject to an extension based on epidemiologic indicators. The following guidance applies to the following sectors:

  • Indoor Dine-in restaurants
  • Indoor Wineries and Tasting Rooms
  • Indoor Family Entertainment Centers
  • Indoor Movie Theaters
  • Indoor Zoos and Museums
  • Indoor Cardrooms

In addition, all brewpubs, breweries, bars, and pubs in these counties must close immediately, both indoor and outdoor. 

For further information, please visit the California Department of Health announcement at

COVID-Compliant Business Partner Locator

The County is launching a new online database that will allow residents and visitors to easily find those businesses committed to ensuring the health and safety of employees and customers. The businesses are those who are participating in the County’s COVID-Compliant Business Partnership. Partnership members have agreed to comply with state and County public health orders and incorporate a variety of safety measures in their day-to-day operations. 

For more information, please view the county update 

Guidelines for reopening in each industry

The CDC has released guidelines for the reopening of various sectors. Please check out the list below to find out which sectors have been allowed to reopen and what their guidelines consist of.