Reopening Southern California: What's now open, what remains closed across the region amid pandemic

Want to go to the movies? Whether you can will depend on the county where the theater is located.
LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- More businesses that were temporarily shuttered amid the coronavirus pandemic are set to reopen across Southern California on Friday, but guidelines vary from county to county.

These businesses are now allowed to resume operations in Los Angeles County:

  • Gyms


  • Day camps


  • Museums


  • Campgrounds


  • Inland Empire reopening bars, wineries, movie theaters with new policies
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    REOPENING SOCAL: Riverside and San Bernardino counties get ready to reopen bars, wineries and movie theaters, among other things.


  • Hotels for leisure travel


  • Arenas without live audiences


  • Film and television production


  • Both Riverside and San Bernardino counties also have the green light to reopen bars and wineries.

    The L.A. County businesses that remain closed include:

  • Nail salons


  • Tattoo shops


  • Face masks no longer required in Orange County as more businesses like gyms get OK to reopen
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    Days after Orange County's chief health officer resigned amid criticism over her order requiring the public to wear face masks, the new interim health officer lifted that requirement.


  • Bars and wineries


  • Movie theaters and concert halls


  • Arcades and bowling alleys


  • Movies theaters are allowed to reopen in Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. They remain shut down in Ventura County.

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    Although the Los Angeles Zoo is allowed to reopen, it is expected to remain closed until at least July so that safety preparations can be made. Safety measures at the zoo will include installing directional signage encouraging social distancing between groups and the closure of indoor spaces and high-touch areas, officials said.

    Visitors and staff will be required to wear face coverings. Cleaning and sanitization will be increased to create a modified, safe experience for guests, staff and animals, officials said.

    Many businesses throughout the region are still in the process of trying to recall employees and establish safety protocols. Patrons are urged to call ahead before visiting.
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