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Select Stores to Reopen for Curbside Service Friday
By Lookout Staff
May 7, 2020 -- Santa Monicans can once again purchase "nonessential" items such as books, music, clothes and toys at a select number of stores that will reopen Friday for "curbside pickup."
The scheduled reopenings come after Los Angeles County officials announced that some low-risk retailers and other businesses could reopen with limited operations as part of its "Roadmap to Recovery."
Customers must pick up the merchandise curbside, "while adhering to physical distancing, face coverings, and infection control protocols," City officials said.
"This means Santa Monica, along with LA County, will begin to ease some of the 'Safer at Home guidelines' while continuing to prioritize public health and safety as we continue to flatten the curve of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19)," City officials said.
Allowed to open for curbside service are toy stores, music stores, book stores, clothing stores, sporting goods stores and florist shops.
Car dealership showrooms can also reopen for sales "with physical distancing and infection control protocols in place," City officials said.
Trail heads and golf courses will begin to reopen on Saturday, County officials said.
"Non-essential" businesses that must remain closed -- including offices, schools, dine-in restaurants and malls -- must continue to adhere to the County's Safer at Home order.
The Santa Monica beach aea, the Pier and Palisades Park remain closed, City officials said.
"Physical distancing, wearing cloth face coverings, frequent hand washing, self-isolation and self-quarantine will remain critically important for the foreseeable future," officials said.
Businesses can receive helpful information on reopening by signing up for the City's weekly newsletter at www.santamonica.gov/newsletter and selecting ‘business.’
For all other local COVID-19 information, visit www.santamonica.gov/coronavirus.
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