FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- As the state of California and the Central Valley continue to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, some cities are handling their shelter-in-place orders differently.
On May 7, Gov. Gavin Newsom laid out the state's plan for "Phase 2" of California's re-opening of the economy and certain business sectors, including guidelines for retail and manufacturing, which can be viewed here
.RELATED: Gov. Newsom details rules for businesses opening in California on FridayFRESNO
The city of Fresno has extended its shelter-in-place order through May 31 and is requiring residents to wear face masks when out in public.RELATED: Mayor Brand announces Fresno's shelter-in-place order extended to May 31
City officials have continued to clarify which essential businesses can remain open, and listed out business sectors that are part of the category "authorized businesses," which can begin to re-open under certain guidelines on May 11.
That list of authorized businesses includes auto, truck, boat, motorcycle and RV and mobile home sales, new construction, furniture stores, electronic and camera stores, spa and pool stores, lawn and garden equipment stores, building and remodeling supply stores and auctions.
Businesses that WILL remain open:Accounting, bookkeeping, payrollAgricultureAirlinesAlarm and security companiesAnimal boardingAppliance sales, repair, in home onlyAuto repair and serviceAuto sales (provided transactions are handled electronically and delivery of vehicles is to the customers' home; showrooms and vehicle lots shall not be open to customers; no test drives)Banks and other financial servicesBeauty and health supply storesBed and breakfastsBlood donation centersBusinesses that supply essential businesses with necessary supplies (e.g., office or restaurant supply stores)Businesses that supply items required to work from homeBusinesses that provide training and/or certification for employment, or to maintain or renew a government approved license or permit, but solely for those purposes (not for recreation)BusesCar washes (exterior only, customer remains in vehicle)Cell Phone Only StoresCemeteriesChildcare facilities*Churches (only for counseling, providing relief, and broadcasting religious services permitted - but no congregations of more than 10 people)Community gardenConstruction - all construction in progress may continueConstruction - emergency housing and care facilitiesConstruction suppliesConvenience storesCounseling and behavioral healthCraft and fabric stores (only to fulfill orders curbside, or providing limited selection in the front 20% of floor space for fabric and supplies to be used for COVID-19 relief)Distribution and delivery of essential consumer or business goodsDistribution centers (no customers are allowed at the center)Domestic violence sheltersDrug storesDry cleanersElectriciansEssential government services (each public agency to make its own determination - minimize employees and congregations of people)ExterminatorsFarmer's marketsFarming (all agriculture)Florists (only to supply funerals)Food and goods delivery servicesFood banks and other organizations that provide assistance to the disadvantagedFood preparation facilitiesFood trucks (but no tables/chairs for customers)Funeral parlor and interment servicesGas stationsGolf courses and driving ranges (subject to the City's Golf Social Distancing and Safety Plan available online)Government agencies and facilities as necessary to maintain critical infrastructureGrocery storesHardware storesHealthcare providers - doctors, dentists, mental health professionals, nursesHome-based care for allHome repair and maintenance (landscaping, pool service, repairs)Homeless service providersHospitals and clinicsHotels and motelsHVAC servicesLaundromatsLaw firmsMailing and shipping servicesMalls, if certain businesses within the mall may remain openManufacturing of essential consumer and business goodsMediaPawn shopsPet groomingPet supplyPharmaciesPhone centersPlumbersProduce standsProfessional services - legal, accounting, payroll, etc. (as needed to assist with legally mandated activities)Property managementReal estate sales**RailroadsRecyclers, including electronics recyclersRe-entry/rehabilitation facilitiesRental cars, trucks, trailersResidential facilities for allRestaurants (take-out, delivery, drive thru only)RideshareSchools - public and private*** (online, admin, and food only)Shooting ranges (only for CCW or other license renewals; recreational shooting is not permitted)Sporting goodsStorage facilitiesTaxisTowingTrucking and truck stops (but no dining in)Tutoring (one-on-one school curriculum and students with Individualized Education Programs only)Utility companies - water, power, cable, internet, cell serviceVeterinarians
Businesses that WILL NOT remain open:AmphitheatersAmusement and theme parksAmusement arcadesArchery rangesArenasArt galleriesArtsBanquet hallsBarbers and hair salonsBarsBookstoresBotanical gardensBowling alleysCasinos and cardroomsClothing storesCraft and fabric stores (may fulfill orders curbside for fabric to be used for COVID-19 relief)DancesFitness CentersFurniture storesGymnasiumsHealth clubsHistorical sitesIce rinksIndustrial and manufacturing not expressly permittedLibrariesLiquor stores (grocery and convenience stores permitted)Massage parlorsMiniature golf coursesMotorcycle clubsMovie theatersMuseumsMusic eventsNightclubsPerforming arts centersPool and billiards loungesPrivate social clubsPublic swimming poolsRiding stablesRoller skating rinksSecond hand/thrift storesSports stadiums and facilities - allSwap meet/flea marketTasting roomsTattoo and body piercingTennis clubsTrampoline and bounce housesWater parksZoosAll other retail or recreational facilities not listed under "May Remain Open"
*Childcare facilities providing services that enable employees exempted in this Order to work as permitted. To the extent possible, childcare facilities must operate under the following mandatory conditions: (1) Childcare must be carried out in stable groups of 10 or fewer ("stable" means that the same 10 or fewer children are in the same group each day); (2) Children shall not change from one group to another; (3) If more than one group of children is cared for at one facility, each group shall be in a separate room. Groups shall not mix with each other; (4) Childcare providers shall remain solely with one group of children.
**Sales Offices and Model Homes can be open by appointment only. An appointment consists of one sales associate and one family (defined as immediate family who currently lives in the same residence and less than 9 individuals) at a time in the sales office or any model home. Have enough hand sanitizers for the employees and the customers. Disinfect the sales offices and model homes prior to opening each day.
***Schools for purposes of facilitating distance learning or performing essential functions (including but not limited to administration and provision of community meal programs), observing social distancing and hand cleaning.COALINGA
Coalinga is declaring all businesses in the city 'essential', in defiance of California Gov. Gavin Newsom's emergency 'shelter in place' order.RELATED: Coalinga declares all its businesses 'essential' in defiance of Gov. Newsom's order
A resolution passed by the city said that all businesses in the city are allowed to stay open and operate 'for the duration of the local and state emergency'.SELMA
The city of Selma says they are following state guidelines for all businesses.
Curbside ordering and pickup from retailers is now allowed for both essential and non-essential businesses. Customers are not allowed to shop in the stores but can make selections via phone, online, or place orders from parking spaces. Lines and parking lot sales/pickup sites must observe social distancing and businesses are encouraged to review the industry guidelines available at www.covid19.ca.gov/roadmap.
The city is urging residents to respect one another and wear masks when out in public. This is highly encouraged to help stop the spread of coronavirus as symptoms are not always present in affected people.
Barbershops, hairdressers, tattoo parlors, and dine-in restaurant services are to remain closed as they are categorized as high risk for transmission and will not be able to open until Phase Three begins. Areas of the economy requiring state licenses risk the termination of their license due to non-complianceFor more news coverage on the coronavirus and COVID-19 go to ABC30.com/coronavirus