Guidance for hiring in-home services

Housekeepers, chefs, and people doing in-home maintenance can work during the coronavirus pandemic.

General requirements

Housekeepers, chefs, and other services provided inside people’s homes can work. There are different rules for in-home childcare and tutoring

You cannot hire people to come to your home if they cannot stay 6 feet away, like hairstylists or massage therapists.

See general guidance about having in-home services during the pandemic.


This guidance covers tips and best practices for indoor home services of cooking, housecleaning and non-essential maintenance.

Other languages:  [Chinese]  [Spanish]  [Tagalog]  [Russian]

Action required: Complete and post this Social Distancing Protocol. See this protocol in  社交距離 | الإبعاد الاجتماعي | Pilipino | Español | Русский Cách Ly Xã Hội

Action required: All businesses must post information for their staff about how to report violations of COVID-19 health orders at the workplace. It is in English, Spanish, Chinese, and Filipino. You can also download this poster in 11x17 size.

The Shelter-in-Place Order that states what activities are allowed and prohibited during the COVID-19 emergency.

Flyer on how to do house cleaning and cooking services in a safer way. 

See this guidance in [Chinese]  [Spanish]  [Tagalog]