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Santa Barbara County to begin reopening of low-risk businesses on May 8th

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Posted at 8:38 PM, May 07, 2020

Some low-risk business in Santa Barbara County will begin to reopen on Friday, May 8.

Following the guidelines of Governor Gavin Newsom's 4-Stage Process, Santa Barbara County is now moving through Stage 2 of the process. And with that a limited number of businesses will be able to reopen -- with safeguards in place.

Those business include:

  • Jewelry stores
  • Music stores
  • Shoe stores
  • Sporting Good stores
  • Toy stores
  • Antique stores
  • Book stores
  • Clothing stores
  • Florists
  • Home and Furnishing stores

The businesses allowed to reopen can do so with curbside pick-up only, according to a Santa Barbara County Public Health press release. And those businesses must also maintain physical distancing protocols for staff and customers.

Supply chains supporting the business that can reopen -- in manufacturing and logistics -- may also reopen, according to a Santa Barbara County press release.