May 5, 2020
Authored by: Merrit Jones, Tom Lee and Marcy Bergman
California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced on Monday that certain low-risk retail businesses will be allowed to reopen on a limited basis if they meet state guidelines and conditions to be announced on Thursday, including by allowing curbside pickup as early as this Friday.
Newsom said shops that sell items such as clothing, books, music, toys and sporting goods, as well as florists, are as among those who will be allowed to reopen on a limited basis if they meet the state guidelines. Associated manufacturers that support the retail industry would also be allowed to begin production.
Whether a particular retail location can reopen, and under what conditions, also depends on the county and city where it’s located. Six Bay Area counties announced last week that their shutdown orders will continue through the end of May: These include Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, and the City