May 11, 2020

Following Governor Newsom’s allowance for the state to enter Stage 2 of his 4-step recovery roadmap, and mindful of the growing need to gradually re-open the local economy, the City of Garden Grove moves forward with prudent caution and optimism, urging low-risk businesses to avoid the spread of the coronavirus by obeying state and county health guidelines.

“For a while now, I’ve been concerned about the wellbeing of our small businesses, restaurants, and places of worship that are the beating heart of our community. It’ll be a long, tough, and slow recovery, but I want to be counted on as a resource to help guide us during this new normal and embrace ways to become more adaptive and resilient in the long run,” said Mayor Steve Jones.

Under Governor Newsom’s Stage 2 guidelines, low-risk businesses such as bookstores, retail, and florists adhering to state health and safety guidance, will be allowed to open with curbside service. Manufacturing companies and warehouses meeting cleaning and physical distancing guidelines, will also be allowed to operate with work environment modifications.

“While this is a first gleam of light for our local business recovery, it’s crucial that businesses stay the course by following state and county health guidelines. We want Garden Grove to keep taking safe steps forward, but without unnecessary risks to our community’s well-being,” said Garden Grove City Manager Scott Stiles.

According to Stiles, the City will continue working with the Orange County Health Care Agency, and follow the state’s 4-stage business recovery guidelines, as well as regularly communicate with local businesses to offer resources and guidance.

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