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News! California Counties Can Now Decide When To Reopen In-Store Retail

Just days ago, California’s Orange County met the required criteria and was cleared to transition into a “full stage two” of California’s reopening plan.

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This new phase permitted “limited services” including retail with curbside pickup and outdoor museums. But now, counties are able to make their own decisions regarding reopening in-store retail.

Today, the California Department of Public Health announced that counties’ public health departments are now permitted to decide when retail stores can reopen for business.

An empty Downtown Disney after Disneyland closes

Although some counties have already transitioned into in-store retail, the announcement applies to the remaining counties. If a county’s public health department approves reopening, stores must follow California’s protocols for retailers. You can read the guide here, which includes temperature checks for employees, frequent sanitation, and social distancing between employees and customers.

Downtown Disney after Disneyland closes due to Coronavirus

The director of the California Department of Public Health stated, “Together, our actions have helped bend the curve and reduce infections in our state. As sectors continue to open with changes that aim to lower risk, remember that COVID-19 is still present in our communities…keeping physical distance, wearing face coverings in public, and washing your hands frequently are more important than ever to help protect yourself and those around you.”

Hand sanitizer station in Downtown Disney

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Governor Newsom previously announced California would also release an update on the state’s film and TV production guidelines soon. We will keep you updated with more information.

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