Gavin Newsom is the Governor of California, and he has announced plans to fully reopen all businesses in the state on June 15th.
All businesses include live music events, and that date is subject to there not being an unexpected rise in COVID 19 infections.
Currently, there is a colour-coded system being used in California that indicates the rate of infection in a specific area, which means some counties are under stricter restrictions than others.
All of the state is planned to enter into this new reopening phase on June 15th regardless of its current colour rating.
The exact details of what “fully open” means isn’t totally clear yet. The state has said “everyday activities” will be allowed to resume, and businesses can reopen with “common-sense risk reduction measures,” which is expected to include things like wearing masks.
California’s Governor made a point that he didn’t expect the state’s mask mandate would be lifted anytime soon, and said, “This disease is as deadly as it’s ever been. The only thing that we have done is suppress the spread because of the number of vaccines that have been administered and because of mask-wearing.”
Two conditions of making June 15th the reopening date are if vaccine supply is sufficient for Californians aged 16 years and older who wish to be inoculated, and if hospitalization rates are stable and low.
Admissions to hospital will also be monitored, and if vaccinated patients start to get admitted to hospital, then this would also be a concern that would understandably delay the reopening date.