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State Approves Riverside County’s Readiness to Move to Accelerated Stage 2

Post Date:05/22/2020 4:15 PM

State approves Riverside County’s readiness to move to accelerated stage 2

The California Department of Public Health approved the county’s request to reopen more businesses, as part of the governor’s accelerated phase two. 

What is allowed to open? 

- Destination retail (retail stores), including shopping malls and swap meets
- Dine-in restaurants (other amenities, like bars or gaming areas, are not permitted in Stage 2)
- Manufacturers
- Logistics
- Childcare for those outside of the essential workforce
- Office-based businesses (telework remains strongly encouraged)
- Select services: car washes, pet grooming, and landscape gardening
- Outdoor museums, and open gallery spaces and other public spaces with modifications
- Schools with Modifications (Please note, the local health order prohibiting primary schools for grades K-12 is still in effect until June 19.)

What is not approved to open?

- Personal services such as nail salons, tattoo parlors, gyms and fitness studios
- Indoor museums, kids museums and gallery spaces, zoos and libraries
- Community centers, including public pools, playgrounds, and picnic areas
- Limited-capacity religious services and cultural ceremonies
- Nightclubs
- Concert venues
- Live audience sports
- Festivals
- Theme parks
- Hotels/lodging for leisure and tourism – non-essential travel
- Higher Education

Each individual business may still require face coverings and social distancing as recommended by the State and County public health departments to protect their employees and patrons. 

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