Newsom: Some CA Businesses Can Reopen This Week

The San Francisco Chronicle reports:

California retailers can begin to reopen their businesses to curbside pickup as soon as the end of this week, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday night, while some regions of the state with few coronavirus cases will be able to go even further in loosening restrictions on public life.

“We are entering into the next phase,” Newsom said at a news conference. “This is a very positive sign, and it is happening for only one reason: The data says it can happen.”

It may be a while, however, before the Bay Area takes those steps. Six Bay Area counties are under a stay-at-home order through the end of May that is separate from the state’s shutdown, and Newsom said such counties could keep their stricter rules in place past Friday if they choose.