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State Releases Industry Guidance & Riverside County Reverts to State Orders

Governor Newsom announced that the State will move into Stage 2 of modifying the Stay-at-Home Order, focusing on lower-risk workplaces. On Friday, May 8, retail, manufacturing and logistics industries gradually began to reopen with curbside service only. Later in Stage 2, the State will relax retail restrictions and reopen schools, child care facilities and offices, as well as limited hospitality and personal services.

To learn more about the Governor's "Resilience Roadmap," as well as guidance for reopening the various industries, visit

On Friday, May 8, the Riverside County Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 at a special board meeting to direct the rescission of most local health orders to align with the Governor’s statewide Stay at Home Order. The decision included:

  • Face coverings and six feet of social distancing are now strongly recommended whenever practical and within reason.
  • Limitations on short term rentals and golf course operations are rescinded and in alignment with State Orders.
  • Local orders are still in place for primary schools (i.e., grades K-12), and local restrictions on higher education and vocational schools have been removed.
  • The County will adopt a best practices framework to guide the development for reopening Riverside County businesses, a plan that is expected to go before the board on Tuesday, May 12.

To read the full release, visit