CORONAVIRUS NEWS REGION RIVERSIDE SAN BERNARDINO

Stay-At-Home Order Lifted: Restaurants Can Resume Outdoor Dining

Governor Gavin Newsome has lifted the stay-at-home order for all counties in the state of California. The loosening of restrictions allows for outdoor dining to resume. Hair and Nail salons along with outdoor gyms may also reopen.

San Bernardino and Riverside Counties move back to the original tier system. Before the stay-at-home order took effect in December, both counties were in the purple tier­– the highest restrictive tier on the scale.

The state went into lockdown before the December holiday season when ICU capacity reached a boiling point.

“This is great news for businesses and county residents who have been struggling financially since March 2020, but most especially since December when the State imposed the Regional Stay-at-Home Order,” said Board of Supervisors Chairman Curt Hagman. “This is a huge step forward in our recovery. With the vaccine being rolled out throughout the state, I am cautiously optimistic about the year ahead and encourage residents to get vaccinated as soon as they are able.”