California begins economic recovery by relaxing coronavirus restrictions
Fox News’ Claudia Cowan says in California, some businesses in certain counties can operate under strict health and social distancing guidelines.
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As businesses in California begin reopening this weekend after being shut down by the coronavirus pandemic, nail salons and barbershops are planning to sue Gov. Gavin Newsom for not being included in the second phase of the state's reopening plan.
Newsom said last week that retailers with curbside pickup, including clothing stores, bookstores, sporting goods stores and florists, could begin a phased reopening starting Friday. When asked on Thursday about why nail salons and barbershops weren't included in the second phase, Newsom said it was because a nail salon was the origin of California's first community spread of coronavirus.
"This whole thing started in the state of California, the first community spread, in a nail salon,' he said. 'I just want to remind everyone of that. I'm very worried about that."
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Newsom added that "many of the practices that you would otherwise expect of a modification were already in play in many of these salons, with people that had procedure masks on, were using gloves, and were advancing higher levels of sanitation."