Curbside Retail Allowed Starting Monday, May 18
The public health officer has just issued a new shelter-in-place order allowing curbside retail and manufacturing to open Monday, May 18 at 10:00 a.m.
Every business will need a Site Specific Protection Plan and there is a fillable PDF form at the County website here.
Marin Recovers Industry Advisors has developed guidelines for retail reopening that are aligned with state and local public health requirements. The goal of the guidelines is to ensure that every business owner is well prepared to protect both employees and customers when they reopen.
- Guidelines and reopening planning template available here.
- Make a comment to be shared with small business industry advisors
Conditions to Open a Retail Store
Retail stores may operate subject to the following limitations:
- These retail stores may operate for curbside/outside pickup only, customers may not enter the store;
- The stores must have direct access to an immediately adjacent sidewalk, street or alley area for pickup by customers using any mode of travel, without blocking pedestrian access or causing pedestrian or vehicle congestion; and
- Retail stores in an enclosed indoor shopping center that do not have direct access to an adjacent sidewalk, street or alley area may not reopen at this time.
There are additional rules for associated manufacturing, warehousing and logistical support businesses - they may have no more than 50 personnel on site in the facility at any time.
Retail Reopening Guidelines
Retail that is allowed to open (see above) must follow these guidelines. See the full guidance here.
- The curbside or walk-up transaction must occur outside the building, such as in the doorway or through an exterior window. Customers will not enter the premises of the store at any time.
- Curbside pick-up/delivery access points must be clearly designated and marked.
- Customers must be directed where to pick up their goods and who to contact to allow for delivery without direct interaction, except as necessary to accept payment.
- Clothing items may not be handled or tried on during curbside transactions.
- Merchandise may not be displayed on the sidewalk or outside of the building.
- Businesses must limit the number of customers waiting in line for curbside pickup at any one time to a certain number to allow customers and employees to easily maintain at least six foot distance from one another and allows sufficient sidewalk space to allow safe pedestrian right-of-way at all times.
Resources for Reopening
Click here for information on where to purchase personal protective equipment (PPE) and cleaning and sanitation supplies.
Free Business Signs
To let everyone know the Town is open for business, San Anselmo’s Economic Development Committee has created a series of lighthearted window posters that will encourage people to support our merchants while staying safe. This poster campaign is intended to appeal to San Anselmo’s sense of community and connectedness while highlighting our businesses are ready to serve. Its tone and messaging are purposely lighthearted in the face of a very serious situation. We hope you enjoy them. Look for new messages coming as the situation changes and more businesses are allowed to come back.
Please contact us for free signs to advertise that you are open for business! Let us deliver one to you by signing up here: ORDER FORM or pick up signs at Creekside Pizza.