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Here's what will reopen during Phase 3 in California

On June 12, 2020, the state of California will enter phase three of Governor Gavin Newsom's four-phase reopening plan.

Posted: Jun 12, 2020 11:58 AM
Updated: Jun 12, 2020 1:05 PM

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - On June 12, 2020, the state of California will enter phase three of Governor Gavin Newsom's four-phase reopening plan. That means more businesses and services will be allowed to operate during the coronavirus pandemic.

Gov. Newsom issued the stay-at-home order on March 19, 2020, in order to lessen the spread of coronavirus.

Action News Now took a deeper look at phase three of reopening.

Phase three means businesses considered "higher-risk workplaces" can now reopen, according to the California resilience roadmap.

In order to move to the next stage of reopening the stay-at-home order, the state has provided six indicators to do so.

  1. The ability to monitor and protect our communities through testing, contact tracing, isolating, and supporting those who are positive or exposed
  2. The ability to prevent infection in people who are at risk for more severe COVID-19
  3. The ability of hospital and health systems to handle surges
  4. The ability to develop therapeutics to meet the demand
  5. The ability for businesses, schools, and child care facilities to support physical distancing
  6. The ability to determine when to reinstitute certain measures, such as the stay-at-home orders, if necessary

What is open?

  • Bars
  • Campgrounds
  • Day camps
  • Entertainment centers
  • Fitness centers
  • Hotels
  • Professional sports (with no live audience)
  • Schools
  • Wineries

These businesses must make modifications in accordance with the California Department of Public Health.

Bars & Wineries:

Bars and Wineries have to follow similar rules like restaurants when it comes to reopening. These establishments should prioritize outdoor seating. Business owners are encouraged to keep patrons at least six feet apart. 

There should also be a fresh glass whenever people want to taste a beverage. Starting on June 12, 2020, you are not required to buy food with your drink.

Family Entertainment Centers: 

Required items like score sheets, pencils, or 3D glasses should be used only once per customer. Secondly, for the time being - movie theaters can reopen with reduced capacity.

The California Department of Public Health suggests theaters have a 25% capacity rate or up to 100 attendees.

Thirdly - all these businesses should suggest people be six feet apart.

For more info about what modifications you can expect these businesses to take, CLICK HERE.


What's still closed:

  • Body waxing
  • Convention centers
  • Entertainment venues
  • Nail salons
  • Nightclubs
  • Public events 
  • In-person higher education
  • Saunas and steam rooms
  • Tattoo parlors

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