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More curbside retail and outdoor activities allowed under new health order

Low-contact services and outdoor equipment rentals can open for curbside pickup and dropoff.

The new health order allows many low-contact services and outdoor equipment rentals to open for curbside business. 

All of these new curbside businesses must have a Social Distancing Protocol and a Health and Safety Plan for operating during the coronavirus pandemic. Both plans must be in place before the business can operate for curbside pickup. See all guidelines for operating a business during the coronavirus pandemic.

Customers may not enter the store.

Low-contact services and outdoor equipment rental can open for curbside pickup and dropoff

Services that do not involve prolonged contact with customers can open for curbside pickup and dropoff. Examples include:

  • Dog grooming
  • Shoe repair 
  • Electronics repair

Companies that rent equipment for allowed outdoor activities are also allowed for curbside pickup and dropoff. Examples include rentals for:

  • Bikes
  • Kayaks
  • Paddleboards
  • Boats
  • Horseback riding
  • Fishing equipment

These businesses can open for curbside operations if the location:

  • Has clear access to a sidewalk, street, parking lot, or alley to use for pickup and dropoff
  • Can maintain 6 feet of distance between employees
  • Has no more than 10 employees on site at once, to handle curbside operations 
  • Is not in an enclosed shopping center, unless the business has its own exterior door or submits a separate safety plan
  • Implements a Health and Safety Plan

Businesses can get a free temporary permit to use the sidewalk or parking lane for curbside operations.

All businesses must clean their equipment between customers

See Public Health cleaning recommendations for businesses.

Customers should follow guidelines to stay safe

Customers may not enter the stores. You should set up appointments for pickup and dropoffs before you get to the business. Wear a face covering and stay 6 feet apart from others. 

If you drive to the store, make sure to keep streets and bike lanes clear.

Official guidance for curbside businesses

Download all protocols, plans, directives, and health orders