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    Counties may have no greater than 5% increase in average hospitalizations weekly, among other criteria


    Most California counties will have the opportunity to reopen a slew of new businesses like in-store retail and hairdressers within the next few weeks, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday.

    The latest loosening of the statewide stay-at-home order could sweep across 53 of California’s 58 counties, Newsom said in his daily news briefing, but would depend on those counties fulfilling various criteria, such as no more than a 5% weekly increase in hospitalizations and maintaining a positive test rate of less than 8% countywide.

    “This is an important period of time,” Newsom said. “We’re moving into an important few weeks ahead of us and we’re going to see a lot more activity. Let’s just make sure we do it thoughtfully and strategically.”

    During the same briefing, Newsom also announced that professional sporting events could resume as early as the first week of June but without any spectators in the stadiums.  Read More