Rural Modoc County in far northeastern Northern California plans to allow the reopening of schools, hair salons, churches, restaurants and the county’s only movie theater on Friday.
It would be the first in California to ease out of stay-home orders mandated by Gov. Gavin Newsom.
County Supervisor Ned Coe says the county across the border from Oregon has no confirmed COVID-19 cases.
He said the plan asks businesses to make sure customers remain six feet apart and requires residents who are 65 or older or have underlying health conditions to continue staying home.
It's not clear whether the state plans any action for violating its orders.