California preps new rules for reopenings in some counties

Virus Outbreak California
Posted at 5:52 PM, Aug 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-19 20:52:40-04

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — While California is seeing a slowdown in the spread of the coronavirus and counties are starting to fall off a state monitoring list for infections, Gov. Gavin Newsom says rules are not yet ready for businesses in those areas to reopen.

Santa Cruz, San Diego and Placer counties recently came off the list and Newsom said Wednesday San Francisco will likely soon follow.

He says counties can expect more details next week on what will be required for businesses like indoor gyms and salons to reopen in areas that fall off the monitoring list.

Forty of the state's 58 counties remain on the list.