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June 6 Coronavirus Update: New State Guidelines

Posted by City of Desert Hot Springs on Jun 6, 2020 8:32:46 AM

The California Department of Public Health released new guidelines for reopening on Friday, June 5. 

According to the latest version of the State's Resilience Roadmap, counties approved to move further into Accelerated Stage 2 - such as Riverside County - may reopen hair salons, barber shops, dine-in restaurants, and casinos.


In addition, the State released a comprehensive list of additional businesses that may reopen in certain counties. The State asked that counties wait until at least June 12 to reopen these sectors, and that they do so only under the guidance of the county health officer. 


These new sectors approved for reopening are: 

  • Restaurants, wineries, and bars
  • Gyms and fitness centers
  • Hotels (for tourism and individual travel)
  • Campgrounds and outdoor recreation
  • Zoos and museums
  • Card rooms and racetracks
  • Family entertainment centers


The following sectors are still closed statewide: 

  • Nail salons
  • Body waxing
  • Tattoo parlors
  • Indoor playgrounds
  • Movie theaters
  • Live theater
  • Saunas
  • Steam rooms
  • Nightclubs
  • Concert venues
  • Festivals
  • Theme Parks
  • Higher Education

In a press conference on Friday, June 5, Riverside County Supervisor V. Manuel Perez said, "The County of Riverside will be prepared to ensure that we are reopening throughout all of our sectors and as well throughout the county of Riverside," as soon as the Governor permits.


Further guidance is expected in the coming days.


Stay tuned for more updates.

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