Gyms and More Reopenings Are Near as State Releases Guidance

Gyms, bars, wineries and a broad group of other businesses and facilities can begin reopening in California starting Friday, June 12th, under new state guidelines if local counties approve it.

The state is not ordering the reopenings, but providing guidance for what they must do when they do re-open. :Public health agencies in each county will decide on when based on the rate of coronavirus cases and the level of preparations if there is a new outbreak..

The state announced new guidance for schools for the upcoming academic year and officials say schools will need a lot of time to make changes to prevent a spread of the coronavirus.

The state state says day camps can reopen starting this weekend with social distancing modifications and increased sanitation. The state also announced reopening guidance for casinos operated by sovereign tribal nations. Professional sports without live audiences and film sets will be allowed to reopen starting June 12 statewide.

According to the California Department of Public Health, counties that get approval to reopen faster than the rest of the state could begin reopening the following venues and businesses as soon as June 12:

▪Restaurants, bars and wineries

▪Fitness facilities

▪Museums, galleries, zoos and aquariums



▪Cardrooms and racetracks

▪Family entertainment centers

Department of Public Health Director Dr. Sonia Angell saays everyone should continue taking precautions to avoid spreading the coronavirus as the economy continues to reopen. Angell said in a statement. “We all need to continue to keep physical distancing, wash our hands and wear face coverings in public.”

The state says they will provide schools and child care facilities hand sanitizer, no-touch thermometers, face shields for teachers and childcare providers, cloth face masks for staff and students and more protectiveN95 masks for school-based health professionals like school nurses.

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