Gov. Gavin Newsom

Gov. Gavin Newsom

Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday released further guidance for businesses set to reopen in limited capacities beginning tomorrow.

The governor earlier this week announced the slow easing of restrictions as the state now moves into the second phase of a multi-stage, gradual lift of a stay-at-home order that went into effect in March.

Clothing stores, florists, bookstores, sporting goods retailers, manufacturers and warehouses are part of this first wave of businesses that may reopen in limited capacity Friday.

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The more specific guidelines are detailed in guides located on an online landing page from the Governor’s office dedicated to what’s being called California’s Resilience Roadmap. Downloadable guides for auto dealers, construction, delivery services, retailers, hospitality and other sectors are available on the site.

Businesses across industries are being asked to create their own health and safety protocols and maintain social distancing, among other guidance for employees once they return to the workplace.

The Resilience Roadmap guides can be found by clicking here.

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For ongoing, in-depth coverage of the coronavirus' effects on OC businesses, see the Monday print edition of the Business Journal.