These Are the Businesses Being Allowed to Open Starting Friday
By Pacey on May 4, 2020
If you hadn’t heard, CA Governor Gavin Newsom stated earlier today that we will be going into phase 2 of re-opening the economy starting Friday.
This will be phase 2 of a total of 4 phases to completely re-open California’s economy.
Newsom says, “Some sectors where there’s a lower risk of tranmission will be able to adapt & re-open with modifications. This will include some retail and manufacturing/logistics”.
As of Friday, places that ARE allowed to open are as follows:
-Sporting goods stores
-Offices where working remotely isn’t possible, but can be modified to make the environment safer for employees.
These stores are ONLY allowed to use curbside pick-up
What Friday’s phase 2 does NOT include are places like:
-Offices (continue to telework)
-Restaurants (seated dining)
It doesn’t seem to be MUCH of a change, but at least there are many smaller businesses that were forced to close can at least begin to open with curb-side pickup.
Personally I’m excited for the time when we can go to a bar, or even sit at a restaurant, which are included in phase 3.
The next phase – phase 3 – includes the following businesses:
-Personal care (hair and nail salons, gyms)
-Entertainment venues (movie theaters, sports without live audiences)
-In-person religious services (churches, weddings)