California Gov. Gavin Newsom Unveils Plan to Reopen State


California has faced a barrage of criticism for its extreme lockdown. In recent weeks, protests and social uprisings in the state have reached new levels.

Put simply, Californians are eager to get back to work and aren’t too keen on Gov. Gavin Newsom standing in their way any longer; this would explain why certain counties and businesses in the state have chosen to reopen in defiance of Newsom’s order to shelter-in-place.

The California governor just might be paying attention to the immense pushback against his shutdown. Earlier today, Newsom laid out a plan to gradually begin lifting restrictions and re-engaging the state’s economy.

Reviewing Gov. Newsom’s Plan to Reopen California

Earlier today, the California governor announced that Friday will mark phase two of the state beginning to reopen. With the caveats of increased testing and contact tracing, the following businesses are allowed to resume operations on Friday, May 8:

  • Clothing stores
  • Florists
  • Bookstores

Per Newsom’s announcement, the businesses listed above can begin offering curbside pickup services; however, the California governor maintains that additional details about re-engaging his state’s economy will come this Thursday.