California to allow schools, gyms and bars to reopen next week

Posted at 2:35 PM, Jun 05, 2020

California will begin allowing the reopening of schools, day camps, bars, gyms and some professional sports with modifications at the end of next week.

Mark Ghaly, the state's top health official, says the state will release guidance later Friday for counties to follow to reopen a broad range of businesses that have been closed since mid-March to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

The rules on schools and day camps will apply statewide, but only counties that have met certain thresholds on cases, testing and preparedness will be allowed to reopen other sectors.

California has reported more than 122,000 coronavirus cases and more than 4,400 deaths.