California Governor Says Retail Stores In The State Can Begin To Reopen Friday

California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Monday that some retail shops in the state can begin to reopen at the end of the week as part of a phased exit from the social distancing measures meant to mitigate the coronavirus pandemic. Shops including clothing stores, florists and bookstores will be allowed to offer curbside pickup services starting Friday, the Democratic governor announced, noting that the guidelines for reopening will be released on Thursday. “Millions of Californians answered the call to stay home and thanks to them, we are in a position to begin moving into our next stage of modifying our stay-at-home order,” Newsom said in announcing the move. Read more at CNN.