Reopening Rancho Cordova Businesses

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Information about the Current Public Health Order 

Read the revised Health Order issued on July 2, 2020.

Refer to the industry guidance for outdoor operations for restaurants, bars and wineries. 

Places of worship must discontinue singing or chanting to help mitigate the spread of the COVID-19. 

Businesses Not Yet Permitted to Open as of July 2, 2020

  • Indoor playgrounds, such as bounce centers, ball pits and laser tag
  • Live theater
  • Saunas and steam rooms
  • Nightclubs
  • Concert venues
  • Festivals
  • Theme parks
  • Higher education (in person), except where supporting essential workforce activities, including but not limited to providing housing solutions, COVID-19 response, and training and instruction for the essential workforce

Resources for Reopening

City Services

1. Apply to Expand Your Dine-In Restaurant Space

The City of Rancho Cordova wants to work with you to:

  • Allow temporary closure of certain spaces at your business site, such as parking areas, drive aisles, etc. to create additional dine-in seating that follows the six-foot spacing requirement.
  • Not count this additional outdoor seating towards city parking requirements.
  • Review your outdoor seating plan free of charge.

How Do I Apply or Learn More?

Click here to read the Local Emergency Order or download a flier for this program here

If you’re interested in creating Al Fresco dining for your restaurant to create additional dine-in capacity, download an application and contact the city's Economic Development team at or contact: 

 Amanda Norton  Laura Fickle
 916.851.8783  916.851.8782

2. Reopening Toolkit for Businesses

Download and print these materials to display at your business to help educate your customers or distribute to your employees:

County Requirements for Businesses to Reopen

There are four stages to reopening California, and we are currently in Stage 3. California’s Public Health Department has outlined areas for each industry to implement before reopening:

  1. Perform a detailed risk assessment and implement a site-specific protection plan
  2. Train employees on how to limit the spread of COVID-19, including how to screen themselves for symptoms and stay home if they have them
  3. Implement individual control measures and screenings
  4. Implement disinfecting protocols
  5. Implement physical distancing guidelines

Click on the Guidance link below to determine the details of each of the areas for your industry. Industries marked with an asterisk* may open outdoor operations only. For more information, read the current Public Health Order from the County of Sacramento or see the additional industry guidance from the California Department of Public Health. 

Transportation Resume full public transportation Guidance | Checklist

Dine-in at restaurants*

Hotels, lodging and short term rentals
Campgrounds, RV parks and outdoor recreation

Guidance | Checklist
Personal Care

Pet grooming

Hair salons and barbershops

Expanded personal services including cosmetology,
nail salons, tattoo parlors, massage therapy, waxing,
body art and piercing

Guidance | Checklist


Guidance | Translatable


Micro enterprises retail (no more than 10 employees),
Shopping malls

Car Washes

Guidance | Checklist

Guidance | Checklist
Guidance | Checklist

Private Enterprise Agricultural food and beverage cultivation,
process and distribution open for retail (by appointment)
Guidance | Checklist
Professional Services Plumbers, electricians, exterminators,
arborists, landscapers and gardeners
Guidance | Checklist
Gyms and Fitness Studios Fitness facilities and pools Guidance
Offices/Workplaces Reopen small offices when telework is not possible Guidance | Checklist
Child/Day Care Childcare, day care and family day care Guidance

Drive-through religious services and religious services

at 25% of building’s capacity up to 100 people, singing and chanting prohibited


Museums, galleries, zoos and aquariums*
Family entertainment centers and movie theaters*

Large Outdoor Venues Drive-through graduation ceremonies
Professional sports without live audiences

Schools Schools and school based programs Guidance
Day Camps Day camps Guidance
Gambling Tribal casinos
Cardrooms*, satellite wagering facilities and racetracks
Political Gathering Political protests or political expression gatherings
at 25% of building’s capacity or up to 100 attendees