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California Relaxes Stay-at-Home Order

By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff

California Governor Gavin Newsom announced this week that some retail businesses will be allowed to reopen under the state’s previously announced plan to restart its economy.

Beginning Friday, May 8, clothing stores, bookstores, florists, sporting goods stores and other retailers—as well as the manufacturing and logistics companies that support them—may reopen for curbside pickup if safe social distancing is practiced and workers are protected.

Additionally, counties less impacted by the virus may begin to reopen at a faster pace than the rest of the state if local public health officials sign off on mandatory safety plans.

Further details regarding California’s plan to reopen may be found on SEMA’s state-by-state directory of COVID-19 closures and openings. The webpage also includes best practices for reopening published by government and industry.

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