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Gyms, movie theaters, bars, hotels will reopen in Riverside County on Friday


Riverside County officials have announced that many businesses, including bars, gyms, hotels, and movie theaters are able to officially operate once again starting on Friday, June 12.

We have long looked forward to reopening more Riverside County businesses, which provide valuable goods, services and jobs vital to the fabric of our economy,” said Vice Chair Karen Spiegel, Second District Supervisor. “It’s very important that while visiting these businesses, all residents continue to do their part to slow the spread of the disease by wearing face coverings and maintaining six feet from others.”

The businesses that will be eligible to open Friday include:

  • Hotels, motels, inns (for tourism and travel)
  • Schools, day camps, daycares
  • Campgrounds and outdoor recreation
  • Filming for television and music industries
  • Restaurants, bars and wineries
  • Professional sports (no audience)
  • Movie theaters and family entertainment centers
  • Gyms and fitness centers

The state released guidelines for reopening these industries/businesses last Friday. June 12 is the first day these businesses are able to open across the state.

Full Details: Guidelines released for reopening of many businesses after June 12

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Riverside County health officials put out a reminder to residents to remember the importance in taking steps to protect themselves from coronavirus.

Officials continue to urge residents to continue to wear face coverings when they leave the home and maintain social distancing when out in public.

Face coverings are no longer required across the county but are "strongly recommended," keeping in line with the state's order.

However, here in the valley, all seven cities have their own face covering order. Some range from only requiring it while in grocery stores or pharmacies, while others, require face coverings when out in public and social distancing is not possible.

Read: Face Covering orders across the Coachella Valley

Officials also stressed the importance of frequent hand washing as a way to help slow the spread of coronavirus.

"Residents are encouraged to visit businesses that are taking safety precautions for their employees and customers by following local guidance and industry-specific guidance issued by the state," reads a notice by the county.

Additional business guidance will be made available on

Nail salons, threading and waxing, sports, weddings, libraries, and tattoo parlors remain among the businesses not allowed to reopen.

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