California is soon to start opening up the economy. Is your business ready? ASCEND is here to help you get prepared as California is starting to open up. At ASCEND, we offer small business advisory, tax services, accounting solutions to various other services, and everything in between. Our goal is to help your business thrive. Read on to find out what you need to know about California opening up and how to be better prepared.
CA’s Precautions For Businesses
As we all know, in January 2020 the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak of a new coronavirus disease. Everyone took action to help slow the spread of disease, businesses included.
The WHO provided these simple ways to make business safer:
- Making sure workplaces are clean and hygienic
- Wiping surfaces with disinfectant regularly
- Promoting regular hand-washing
- Promoting good respiratory hygiene (aka masking up)
- Social distancing and more.
Fortunately, due to such precautions, the situation is improving.
California Pandemic Statistics
According to COVID19.CA.GOV, as of March 13th, 2021, California has a total of 3,523,563 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 6.6 new cases per 100,000 people. Thankfully we are in a downward trend and 11,418,507 vaccines have been administered.
What You Should Know
Depending on what tier your region is, what will be open will vary. For instance, if your county is a purple tier, many non-essential indoor business operations are closed. If you’re in a red-tier area, some non-essential indoor business operations are closed. Counties in an orange tier have some indoor business operations that are open with modifications. In a yellow tier, most indoor business operations are open with modifications.
To find out more about if you can be open, check out the full resource here.
How To Prepare for Re-Opening Your Business
There are a few things you can do to ensure your business is prepared for the California re-opening.
First, find out what tier your county is in. Second, be aware of key indicators to determine if you should reopen such as adjusted case rates, the number of daily new cases, positivity rate, health equity metric (Positivity rate for HPI quartile 1), and the number of vaccines administered. Third, ensure you are prepared for maintaining a healthy workplace by social distancing, wearing a mask, and being hygienic.
And finally, give our office a call and schedule your free consultation. We can help your business. Contact us at 888-297-3321.