Does a laundromat require a public restroom?

A small CA mercantile use wishes to change their public restroom to an employee-only restroom. Barring local ordinance, does the state plumbing code require a public restroom?

I am reading that a public restroom is required, or that a collective restroom be available nearby. However, I have seen so many small retail facilities without restrooms that I find this hard to believe.
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INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODEĀ® COMMENTARY
Public facilities are required in all spaces to be used by the public, including restaurants, nightclubs, places of public assembly and business occupancies open to the public. It is inappropriate to locate them in a storage area, behind the kitchen or in other areas not open and available to the public, primarily for the safety of the occupants that are from the general public. This provision avoids placing occupants from the general public in an unfamiliar area of the building where they could be confused about the path of egress in an emergency. The code requires employees to be provided with toilet facilities in all occupancies and this can be satisfied by separate employee facilities or shared employee/public facilities.

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