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Business Recovery & Re-Opening

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(UPDATED: Jan 25 at 3:22 p.m.)

On January 25, the California Department of Public Health lifted the Regional Stay at Home Order that was put into effect on December 6, 2020. All counties must now return to the rules and framework of the Blueprint for a Safer Economy and color-coded tiers that indicate which activities and businesses are permitted. Currently, San Bernardino County is in the Purple Tier, which allows for the following operations:

The following sectors are allowed to remain open with safety precautions:

  • Hair salons: open indoors with modifications
  • Retail: open indoors at 25% capacity
  • Malls: open indoors at 25% capacity and food courts closed
  • Nail salons: open indoors with modifications
  • Electrolysis: open indoors with modifications
  • Personal care services (body waxing, etc.): open indoor with modifications
  • Tattooing and piercing: open indoors with modifications
  • Hotels: open with modifications

The following sectors are allowed to remain open with outdoor operations only.

  • Museums, zoos and aquariums
  • Places of worship
  • Movie theaters
  • Gyms
  • Restaurants
  • Wineries
  • Cardrooms
  • Professional sports: no live audiences
  • Family entertainment centers (mini golf, batting cages, go-cart racing, ect.)

According to the state health order, the following businesses must be closed (except to the extent that their operations fall within critical infrastructure):

  • Schools: must stay closed
  • Theme parks: must stay closed
  • Bars and breweries: closed
  • Non-essential offices: remote work only

Additional information can be found on the State of California website.    

If you suspect a business and/or other establishments are non-compliant or are violating State or local health orders, you can submit an anonymous complaint form here.

We look forward to a time when all of our local businesses can reopen with necessary safety protocols and measures in place.

Here are resources to help our local businesses plan, prepare and fund their recovery and reopening in the new COVID-19 landscape:

Plan & Prepare
Funding Resources
Additional Assistance

If you need assistance navigating this ever-changing landscape, contact the Economic Development Department at 760-955-5032 or at