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2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - For Schools, Businesses, and Other Community Settings

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Published on January 27, 2020. Last modified on July 06, 2020


Community transmission of COVID-19 is occurring in California. Health Officials urge businesses and schools to take steps to consider how best to decrease the spread of acute respiratory illness and lower the impact of COVID-19 in their workplace in the event of an outbreak in the US. They should identify and communicate their objectives, which may include one or more of the following: (a) reducing transmission among staff, (b) protecting people who are at higher risk for adverse health complications, (c) maintaining business operations, and (d) minimizing adverse effects on other entities in their supply chains.

This page provides links to guidance documents, educational handouts, and posters for a variety of settings.

Guidance for Reopening

  • All businesses allowed to open under Stage 2 and 3 must post a completed Appendix A: Social Distancing Protocols document on their storefront. The Social Distancing Protocol to be posted at businesses is available here
  • Social Distancing Protocol - (Español)
    • State of California Industry Guidance 
    • As California moves into stage 2 of the Resilience Roadmap, every business should take steps to reduce the risk of COVID-19 and create a safer environment for workers and customers.

    Guidance for Workplace Exposures or Cases

    Employee Housing 

    Face Covering

    Leave Information

    Other Business Resources

    General Community Settings

    A COVID-19 outbreak could last for a long time in your community. Depending on the severity of the outbreak, public health officials may recommend community actions designed to help keep people healthy, reduce exposures to COVID-19, and slow the spread of the disease. Local public health officials may make recommendations appropriate to your local situation. Creating a household plan can help protect your health and the health of those you care about in the event of an outbreak of COVID-19 in your community. You should base the details of your household plan on the needs and daily routine of your household members.

    CDC Interim Guidance: Getting Your Household Ready for COVID-19

    CDC Interim Guidance for Prevention COVID-19 from Spreading to Others in Homes and Communities

    CDC Interim Guidance for Preparing Community and Faith-Based Organizations for COVID-19

    Mass Gatherings and Large Events

    Local transmission of COVID-19 has occurred in California.  A COVID-19 outbreak could last for a long time.  Mass gatherings and large community events bring people from multiple communities into close contact with each other and have the potential to increase COVID-19 transmission.  The California Department of Public Health outlines two scenarios that should be considered in their guidance document Mass Gatherings Guidance on Novel Coronavirus.  It is also recommended that event planners review emergency operations plan.


    Schools should collaborate, share information, and review local epidemiology to help protect the whole school community, including those with special health needs. School plans should be designed to minimize disruption to teaching and learning and protect students and staff from social stigma and discrimination. Plans can build on everyday practices (e.g., encouraging hand hygiene, monitoring absenteeism, communicating routinely) that include strategies for beforeduring, and after a possible outbreak.


    For Educational Settings with International Students

    Health Advisory for Educational Settings with International Students and Instructors - February 1, 2020

    Health Advisory for Educational Settings with International Students and Instructors - January 24, 2020

    Health Alert Flyer for Parents and Students - February 1, 2020

    For All Other Educational Settings

    Centers for Disease Control guidance for Child Care Programs that Remain Open 12April20

    California Department of Public Health 2019 Novel Coronavirus Guidance for Schools and School Districts

    California Department of Public Health 2019 Novel Coronavirus Guidance for Child Care and Pre-School Settings

    California Department of Public Health 2019 Novel Coronavirus Guidance for Institutions of Higher Education

    Other School Resources

    California Department of Education - Information and resources regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) and California's response.

    COVID-19 Workplace/Business Educational Materials and Posters

    We have a variety of infographic materials that can be used with your staff or in your business to improve social distancing and face covering compliance by customers.

    The below documents and posters can be download, printed, and used to inform individuals about COVID-19.

    Monterey County Health Department Frequently Asked Questions about 2019 Novel Coronavirus

    CDC Stop the Spread of Germs Posters in EnglishSpanish, and Chinese

    CDC What You Need to Know about COVID-19 handout in EnglishSpanish, and Chinese

    CDC What To Do If You Are Sick with COVID-19 handout in EnglishSpanish, and Chinese

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