FDA Food Safety - Reopening Practices

The most recent information available can be found at the top of each section. Updates are listed in the order they were released.


View Open Businesses During COVID-19
Including Take-Out/Delivery Options


Expanded Outdoor Dining and Retail - City of Walnut Creek Rebound Program

As the city works to help businesses transition out of the impacts of COVID-19 and re-open their operations, they have launched the Rebound Program. Rebound is designed to be a comprehensive approach to helping businesses re-open as we transition through the COVID-19 crisis. For the latest information and guidebooks on how to apply for a temporary ourdoor pop-up space for retail/service/dining, please visit walnut-creek.org/rebound


Pop-Up Materials/Supply Resources:

WCD has partnered with local businesses to provide discounted materials to purchase or rent for your pop-up.

  • Special Events - Winterization tent/material rentals - Click to view flyer
  • Evntwrks
  • Downtown Walnut Creek Ace Hardware
    • Russell Houlston. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and include your business name/contact info. (925) 705-7500. View their store website for current inventory. Downtown Walnut Creek Ace Hardware wants to help restore vitality to our fellow businesses downtown.
      • A free business to business account exclusively for Walnut Creek Downtown members, which will provide substantial discounts on many items
      • A free conversion of your business to business account to this new members only account with special discount rates.
      • A free opportunity to make this a house account (with terms) for purchases up to an agreed upon limit.
      • Free quotes and deeper savings on high volume items.
      • Free delivery on purchases over $100
      • Free curbside pick-up service.
      • Propane exchange service.
  • Chairs for Affairs
    • Ann McMasters & Kendra McMasters. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and include your business name/contact info. (925) 370-1300. Providing:
      • Complimentary “Pop Up” ambience design
      • Tenting
      • Rentals
      • Supply contacts
      • See Flier 
  • 10.29.2020 Updates: On behalf of the City of Walnut Creek, please review the three attachments below which include important updates regarding the new Delivery Food Services Fee Ordinance and the Indoor Business Openings notification. Also linked below is the Capacity Notice that must be posted in a highly visible area in your front entry.


Reopening Resources

Patio Operating Hours

Download & Print - Bar/Restaurant Social Distancing and Alcohol Rules Poster

Social Distancing Signage Templates - County Health Compliant

ABC FAQ Fact Sheet

Retail Reopening Checklist

Cal OSHA Dine-In Restaurant Guidance

Business Water Safety

Contra Costa Health Services - Reopening Road Map

CA Resiliency Roadmap

FDA Food Safety - Reopening Practices

CDC Reopening Guidance

EPA Cleaning/Disinfecting Guides

CA Reopening Guidance By Industry


Stay Informed - County and State Health Orders

Contra Costa County Back to Purple Tier - Health Order Update - 11/16/2020

Contra Costa County Return to Red Tier - Health Order Update - 11/10/2020

Contra Costa County Moves Into "Orange Tier" - Health Order Update - 10/27/2020

Contra Costa County Moves Into "Red Tier" - Health Order Update - 9/29/2020

Contra Costa County Health Services - Updated Social Distancing Order - 9/14/2020

Contra Costa County Health Services - Updated Social Distancing Order - 8/26/2020

Contra Costa County Health Services - Openings at a Glance - 8/14/2020

City of Walnut Creek - Response to Ordinance for Restaurants/Bars - 7/30/2020

City of Walnut Creek - Amended Ordinance for Restaurants/Bars - 7/24/2020

City of Walnut Creek - Ordinance for Restaurants/Bars - 7/23/2020

Contra Costa County Health Services - Openings at a Glance - 7/30/2020

Contra Costa County Health Services - Openings at a Glance - 7/21/2020

Contra Costa County Health Services - Increased Restrictions & Amendment to Social Distancing Order - July 11, 2020

Contra Costa County Health Services - Update Face Covering Guidance Press Release - July 7, 2020

July 1 Re-openings Delayed - Press Release - June 29, 2020

Face Coverings Required Statewide In California - June 18, 2020

Contra Costa County Health Services - Updated Shelter in Place - June 16, 2020

Contra Costa County Health Services - Updated Shelter in Place - June 5, 2020

Contra Costa County Health Services - Updated Shelter in Place - June 2, 2020

Appendix C - Additional Businesses Allowed to Operate - June 2,2020

Contra Costa Countywide Curfew Order

Contra Costa County Health Services - Updated Health Order - April 29, 2020

California Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response - Official State Website

Contra Costa Health Services - Coronavirus Dashboard

Contra Costa Health Services - Official Website

Shelter in Place FAQ Fact Sheet

City of Walnut Creek Coronavirus Update - March 17, 2020

Public Safety Update from the WCPD



The following are resources for small business owners impacted COVID-19.  WCD will continue to provide our membership information to support you and your employees as it becomes available. 

Is your business open and/or offering Take-Out/Delivery options?
***Click Here to Add Your Business to the City's Master List***

The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors and the county Workforce Development Board announced the opening of a call center Thursday serving local businesses affected by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. The WDB COVID-19 call center operates Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., according to the Workforce Development Board, which is part of the county's Employment and Human Services Department. The call center offers resources to businesses, such as how to handle layoffs and insurance needs, and how to access federal loans and payroll subsidies. Small business owners can contact the call center at 833-320-1919. #BounceBackContraCosta

PPP Loan Program Extended - View Application Here

Business Social Distancing Health Order Sheet

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Application


SBDC Survival Guide

SBDC Webinars (FREE)

Emergency Moratoreum on Evictions – Residential/Commercial

State Treasurer's Office: Small Business Resources

HR Advisors Employer/Employee Info Sheet

***U.S. Small Business Administration Economic Disaster Declaration*** 

GoBiz - Small Business Resource Website

Employment Development Department

US States’ Small Business Support Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic


Employer: Reduced Work Hours

Employers experiencing a slowdown in their businesses or services as a result of the coronavirus impact on the economy may apply for the UI Work Sharing Program. This program allows employers to seek an alternative to layoffs — retaining their trained employees by reducing their hours and wages that can be partially offset with UI benefits. Workers of employers who are approved to participate in the Work Sharing Program receive the percentage of their weekly UI benefit amount based on the percentage of hours and wages reduced, not to exceed 60 percent.

Visit Work Sharing Program to learn more about its benefits for employers and employees, and how to apply.

Employers: Potential Closure or Layoffs

Employers planning a closure or major layoffs as a result of the coronavirus can get help through the Rapid Response program. Rapid Response teams will meet with you to discuss your needs, help avert potential layoffs, and provide immediate on-site services to assist workers facing job losses. For more information, refer to the Rapid Response Services for Businesses Fact Sheet (DE 87144RRB) (PDF) or contact your local America’s Job Center of CaliforniaSM.


Financial Resources/Grants

Facebook is offering $100 million in cash grants and advertising credits to help small businesses during this time.

James Beard Foundation started a Food and Beverage Industry Relief Fund to provide micro-grants to independent food and beverage small businesses in need.

Guy Fieri Restaurant Relief Grants


Google Small Business Advertising Grants



WCD Webinars

The Future of Brick-and-Mortar - July 30, 2020

City of Walnut Creek Rebound Program - June 11, 2020

Economic Resiliency: The Road to Recovery - May 15th, 2020

Restaurant Recovery Town Hall - May 13th, 2020

Website & Marketing Insights During & After COVID-19 - April 30th, 2020

Small Business Financial Assistance (SBA Loans) - April 16th, 2020

Social Media in the Time of COVID-19 - April 2, 2020




Worker: Reduced Work Hours
If your employer has reduced your hours or shut down operations due to COVID-19, you can file an Unemployment Insurance (UI) claim. UI provides partial wage replacement benefit payments to workers who lose their job or have their hours reduced, through no fault of their own. Workers who are temporarily unemployed due to COVID-19 and expected to return to work with their employer within a few weeks are not required to actively seek work each week. However, they must remain able and available and ready to work during their unemployment for each week of benefits claimed and meet all other eligibility criteria. Eligible individuals can receive benefits that range from $40-$450 per week.

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