Alameda County Health Care Services Agency Colleen Chawla, Director
Public Health Department Kimi Watkins-Tartt, Director
Erica Pan, MD, Interim Health Officer
COVID-19 SITE-SPECIFIC PROTECTION PLAN GUIDANCE &
TEMPLATE FOR DEVELOPING YOUR OWN PLAN
Order No. 20-14 - Appendix A
Updated on June 12, 2020
PURPOSE OF THIS DOCUMENT
The purpose of this document is to provide each business with clear guidance for reopening in a manner
that provides a safe, clean environment for employees and customers.
This COVID-19 Site-Specific Protection Plan (Revised Appendix A) applies to all businesses, and
gives a two week grace period to businesses already allowed to be operating under prior orders.
Please note that Essential and Outdoor Businesses, which were permitted to operate prior to May 18,
2020, and are currently following the Public Health Order’s prior Appendix A “Social Distancing Protocol”
may continue to conduct business consistent with that protocol until June 21, 2020. However, effective
June 22, 2020, Essential and Outdoor Businesses shall comply with the updated Appendix A “COVID-19
Site-Specific Protection Plan Guidance & Template for Developing Your Own Plan.”
Businesses and organizations allowed to reopen in Alameda County are not required to submit their
COVID-19 Site-Specific Protection Plan to the State or the Alameda County Public Health Department for
review and approval before reopening. Businesses and organizations may reach out to
COVIDRecovery@acgov.org for technical assistance.
DESCRIPTION OF A COVID-19 SITE-SPECIFIC PROTECTION PLAN (SPP)
The Site-Specific Protection Plan (SPP) template below combines state-level guidance published in the
California State Resilience Roadmap and guidance from the Alameda County Public Health Department.
The State of California requires all businesses to:
1. Perform a detailed risk assessment and implement a site-specific protection plan (SPP)
2. Train employees on how to limit the spread of COVID-19, including how to screen themselves for
symptoms and stay home when symptomatic
3. Implement individual control measures and screenings
4. Implement cleaning and disinfecting protocols
5. Implement physical distancing guidelines
As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves and new local or state Public Health Orders are issued, businesses
may need to amend their Site-Specific Protection Plans from time to time to incorporate new
requirements. The Alameda County Public Health Department’s COVID-19 website will host updated
information and guidance.