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San Diego Businesses Planning For Eventual Reopening

A closed sign at the Currant American Brasserie in downtown San Diego on March 26, 2020. The cafe is one of many businesses that had to close down because of the COVD-19 pandemic.
Andi Dukleth
A closed sign at the Currant American Brasserie in downtown San Diego on March 26, 2020. The cafe is one of many businesses that had to close down because of the COVD-19 pandemic.
Governor Gavin Newsom outlined the four phases of re-opening businesses in the state, in his press conference Tuesday afternoon. Meanwhile, San Diego businesses are planning for when they are able to reopen.

Governor Gavin Newsom outlined the four phases of re-opening businesses in the state, in his COVID-19 update Tuesday afternoon.

The state is currently in the first phase - planning for the new normal. Phase two would be businesses, like manufacturing, retail and childcare, re-opening. Newsom said those reopenings may begin within weeks.

Phase three would include opening personal care businesses, like gyms, nail salons and hair salons. The last phase would be facilities at the highest risk - public venues, conventions and concerts.

Newsom said different regions will be able to reopen at different times based on strict state-monitored criteria.

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Jerry Sanders, president and CEO of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, spoke with Midday Edition on Tuesday prior to Newsom's daily briefing. He discussed how San Diego businesses are planning for when the time comes that they will be allowed to reopen.

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