Businesses may start reopening soon but nobody knows what that will look like

On Friday May 8, Lane County government sent Governor Brown an application for Phase 1 reopening. Businesses that would be permitted to upon under phase 1 include restaurants, bars, malls, gyms, and so-called “personal services providers” such as barber shops and tattoo parlors. If approved Lane County could businesses could reopen as early as May 15.

Brown and the Oregon Health Administration guidelines still maintains that individuals from different homes physical distance. Much of the guidelines are recommendations that businesses can choose how to put in place, instead of strict regulations.

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