Roadmap to Recovery

Roadmap to Recovery
Del Norte County is working to progressively align with the State order and its Resilience Roadmap:  

We are currently in Stage 2 of California's Resilience Roadmap. 

Low-risk workplaces will be able to gradually open with adaptationsDr. Rehwaldt submitted our attestation and variance plan to the state on May 14th, 2020. You can read a copy of the BOS report and the attestation here.

The state approved our local variance attestation on May 15, 2020. You can view the approval at the CDPH website. You can read our press release

Roadmap to Recovery (R2R) Plan

View Del Norte County's working document of our Roadmap to Recovery (R2R) plan. This plan details how we expect to move through Stage Two of the state's Resilience Roadmap and is subject to changes and modification as we move forward. 

It also includes details about what criteria our county had to meet in order to move forward into Stage Two as well as criteria for modifications our stages. 


As we move through these reopening stages, updated information will be provided, including local variances from the state's reopening plan. Once state guidance is posted for the sector, businesses may reopen. For the most updated information, refer to industry specific guidance.

Complete and submit a COVID-19 Operations Plan to Public Health for approval. See process below.

Reopening Businesses

Local businesses can now apply to reopen on a gradual basis consistent with state and local guidelines. Reopening of businesses will occur in several stages and cohorts, but businesses can complete a COVID-19 Operations Plan now in preparation for when their sector reopens.

Complete and Submit a COVID-19 Operations Plan

Businesses should use the following documents to help them complete and submit a COVID-19 Operations Plan for their business or organization:

·  COVID-19 Operations Plan Form

·  Del Norte County Best Practices for Businesses

·  Sample COVID-19 Interim Plan

·  Signs to Post

The Economic Resiliency Branch of the EOC is available to assist businesses in completing their COVID-19 Operations Plan. Completed plans may be submitted for approval electronically to: 

or mailed to:

Del Norte County Public Health
400 L Street
Crescent City, CA 95531

Ready to Reopen

When the correct sector is open and a business has submitted a COVID-19 Operations Plan to Public Health for review and approval, that business is "Ready to Reopen." They may self-certify their location and reopen with pending approval of the COVID-19 operations plan. They should print the Self-Certification Window Placard and place it in a window or where it can be easily viewed by the public.

Certified to Open

After Public Health has reviewed the COVID-19 Operations Plan and has approved, the business will be contacted by Public Health or by a representative of Public Health. It is unknown at this point how long the review process will take. 

A certificate will be given to the business, stating that the business's COVID-19 Operations Plan has been approved and that the location is certified to open and has met all requirements of COVID-19 transmission mitigation and is "Certified to Open." This certification should be placed where it can be easily viewed by the public. 

Businesses that are open consistent with the reopening stages will be prioritized for approval. Businesses that are not yet allowed to open will be given notification of approval of their plan, but will not be allowed to open until the stage their sector is in is opened.

Please know that plans should be available upon request. 











Food Packing Health Care

Hotels and Lodging (Exceptions Only) 

Life Science



Public Transit

Real Estate

Cohort One: Open 

Retail (Curbside Pick Up)

Logistics and Warehousing


Cohort Two Opens May 15

Clothing Stores

Thrift Stores

Furniture Stores

Auto Dealership


Golf Courses

Public Parks

Office Workspaces

Limited Services

Dine-In Restaurants

Cohort Three

Opens June 3

Destination Retail

Car Washes

Dental Services

Routine Ancillary Medical Services

Summer Schools

Vacation Schools

Planning for Schools Reopening Begins

More Details Soon

All Cohorts

Not Open


Movie Theaters

Personal Care

Personal and Hospitality Services

More Details Soon

All Cohorts

Not Open


Mass Gatherings




More Details Soon