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Santa Maria businesses prepare for California’s June 15 reopening

SANTA MARIA, Calif. – Businesses in Santa Maria are preparing as California is set to fully reopen its economy Tuesday.

Crunch Fitness is one of those businesses. Manager Arturo Quezada said this a moment he has been waiting for.

The Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce said those businesses that made it through the 15-month journey deserve praise, but they say it is not over yet.

"Although there is lot of excitement for tomorrow, we are not done," said President and CEO of Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce Glenn Morris. "There is still some clarity to come out of the state, particularly as it relates to the differences and rules between Cal/Osha and the Department of Public Health."

According to the state's website, California is expected to fully reopen on Tuesday. "No more physical distancing, no more capacity limits on businesses, no more county tiers, and relaxed mask guidance."

The State Department of Public Health said, "masks are not required for fully vaccinated individuals, except in the following settings where masks are required for everyone, regardless of vaccination status."

Those settings are:

  • On public transportation
  • Indoor youth settings, such as K-12 schools and childcare
  • Hospitals and healthcare settings
  • State and local correctional facilities and detention centers
  • Homeless shelters, emergency shelters and cooling centers
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Karen Cruz-Orduña

Karen Cruz-Orduña is a reporter for NewsChannel 3-12. To learn more about Karen, click here.

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