Reopening California: Gov. Gavin Newsom says counties can begin reopening in-store retail shopping

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- California Governor Gavin Newsom says that California counties can begin allowing in-store retail shopping, if it's permitted per county health rules.

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However, the Bay Area shouldn't expect any changes yet.



Newsom says as stay-at-home orders are modified, it is essential that all possible steps be taken to ensure the safety of workers and the public.

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Key prevention practices include:
  • Physical distancing to the maximum extent possible

  • Use of face coverings by employees (where respiratory protection is not required) and customers/clients


  • Frequent handwashing and regular cleaning and disinfection

  • Training employees on these and other elements of the COVID-19 prevention plan


Newsom also announced guidelines for reopening houses of worship in California on Monday.

See more industry guidance here.

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