Garden Grove

Moving toward Stage 2 of recovery

STEVE JONES, Mayor of Garden Grove (OC Tribune photo).

How fast will Garden Grove be able to “re-open” its economy without risking public health? Mayor Steve Jones made a statement on Monday as California moves forward with Gov. Gavin Newsom’s plan to enter Stage 2 of his 4-step recovery roadmap.

“For a while now, I’ve been concerned about the well-being 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 Jones.

Under 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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