Retailers across California can now reopen their doors to shoppers as long as county health officials approve and the businesses follow safety guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19, state authorities said Monday.
The move was only previously allowed in counties that have met the state’s criteria to reopen more businesses under the second phase of California’s four-stage recovery roadmap.
According to the state’s website on Monday, only 12 of 58 counties have not attested that they’re ready to reopen stores and malls for in-store shopping and restaurants for dine-in services.
That includes Los Angeles County, which has reported roughly half of California’s COVID-19 cases.
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