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California Governor Reopens Some Businesses Beginning May 8

Post Date:05/07/2020 1:34 PM

#COVID-19 Update: May 7, 2020, 1:30 pm 

Today, Governor Gavin Newsom provided guidelines for certain businesses to reopen starting May 8, This is a gradual move into "phase two" of reopening California and allows curbside pick-up or delivery for stores selling clothing, books, music, toys, sporting goods, and flowers (rather than allowing customers back into stores), and some industries, such as manufacturing, warehouse, and logistics facilities associated with these businesses to reopen with safety modifications in place.

For now, the State says shopping malls, dine-in restaurants and office buildings will remain closed. The City of Vista is ready to work with and help support local businesses in preparing to open. Learn more on the CA State website

The County of San Diego created a Business Safety Framework which outlines the basic criteria they have asked businesses to adhere to as they put together their safe reopening plan. Businesses must go the County website, complete the Safe Reopening Plan template and the State’s checklist from the Governor. Businesses must post their Safe Reopening Plan near the entrance of the establishment so that the public easily views it and it must be provided to their employees.

The County is now allowing rental businesses - bicycles, kayaks, and surf boards may reopen after completing the County’s Safe Reopening Plan.


City of Vista Economic Development Department
P: Business Resource Hotline: 760.639.6165
: Business License Questions: 760.639.6174
E: Economic Development Director: Kevin Ham


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