Governor Gavin Newsom Announces Reopening Of California Scheduled For This Friday!


It has recently been announced that the state of California is set to reopen no later than this Friday!

According to ABC News; Governor Gavin Newsom confirmed the major news within a Monday afternoon press conference. He states his decision is based off of positive data recently discovered involving the #COVID19 crisis.

Governor Newsom has referred to the opening of the state as, “ Phase 2”, which will include the re-establishment will consist of curbside pick ups at book stores, clothing stores, sporting goods, toy stores and flower shops. It has been indicated that the though officials are currently working on safety specified guidelines and precautions to potentially open offices, seated dining in restaurants or shopping at malls, none of the above will be open to the public at this time.

Reports read that Gov Newsom’s believes Phase 2 operation can only work if health authorities and officials conduct necessary and effective procedures.

“This is a very positive sign and it has happened for only one reason: the data says it can happen,” Newsom states. “But we recognize as we begin to modify … possible community spread will occur. If that is the case, and we don’t have the capacity to control that spread, to track that spread, to isolate individuals that may have been in contact with COVID-19, we will have to make modifications anew.”

ABC further reports, Department of Public Health Director Dr. Sonia Angell has forwarded an in-depth break down of the four stages California state is expected to undergo:

Stage 1: Everyone is either staying at home or a member of the essential workforce. This is the stage we are in now, and will stay in until a modification to the statewide stay-at-home order.

Stage 2: Reopening lower risk workplaces, including:

  • Non-essential manufacturing (toys, furniture, clothing, etc.)

  • Schools

  • Childcare facilities

  • Retail businesses for curbside pick-up

  • Offices where working remotely isn’t possible, but can be modified to make the environment safer for employees

  • Stage 3: Reopening higher risk workplaces, which require close proximity to other people, including:

    • Hair salons

    • Nail salons

    • Gyms

    • Movie theaters

    • Sporting events without live audiences

  • In-person religious services (churches and weddings)

    Stage 4: Ending the stay-at-home order, which would allow for the reopening of:

    • Concert venues

    • Convention centers

    • Sporting events with live audiences

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