Your safety is our top priority as Benicia begins reopening for visitors. That is why city officials are working to make sure businesses are aware of all the requirements issued by Solano County and the State of California. Here are some steps businesses are taking to ensure your safety when visiting Benicia:
SOCIAL DISTANCING Businesses are implementing physical distancing of 6 feet for customers, or using barriers. Signage emphasizing Social Distancing protocols are to be posted at each public entrance.
To ensure this is possible, businesses may limit the number of customers in-store and establish clear paths of travel, include markings on the floor.
Where social distancing cannot be maintained (transaction counters), solid transparent barriers, such as plexiglass, will be installed. Alternate work methods will continue to be used to limit the number of on-site employees to the extent practical.
FACE COVERINGS In accordance with the Governor’s orders, employees are provided necessary protective equipment, such as masks and gloves, to be worn during any interaction with customers. All customers are required to wear face coverings while indoors in a place open to the public.
Some businesses may even have Visit Benicia masks to pass out, if you would like one.
SANITATION All surfaces and common areas are regularly cleaned and sanitized. Sanitary wipes and/or hand sanitizers are also readily available and easily accessible for employees and customers to use.
SIGNAGE Signs are posted at each public entrance of the business to remind employees and customers on COVID-19 precautions:
Avoid entering the facility if they have COVID-19 symptoms
Maintain a minimum of six feet of distance from others not of their household
Sneeze and cough into a cloth or tissue or, if not available, into one’s elbow
Wear face coverings and do not shake hands or engage in any unnecessary physical contact
In areas visible to all workers, signs are posted regarding proper hygiene practices:
Not touching face with unwashed hands or with gloves
Washing hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
Using hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol
Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces such as workstations, keyboards, telephones, handrails, machines, shared tools, and doorknobs
Covering the mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing
DEDICATED SAFETY STAFF A COVID-19 supervisor (an employee) is assigned to ensure compliance at each business.
For more information about the Roadmap to Recovery, the amended Stay-at-Home health order, social distancing protocol and frequently asked questions about the reopening, visit the Solano County website at www.SolanoCounty.com/COVID19.