Riverside County businesses to resume within Purple Tier restrictions

The California Department of Public Health on Monday announced that the stay-at-home order for Southern California is lifted. This puts Riverside County in the state’s Purple Tier, which allows many businesses to resume either indoor or outdoor operations.

Businesses such as restaurants and gyms can operate outside, while personal care businesses such as hair salons, barbershops, and nail salons can operate inside. To view the Blueprint for a Safer Economy, click here.

“So many of our small businesses that have shouldered significant burden throughout this pandemic can now refocus on their recovery,” said Riverside County Board of Supervisors Chair Karen Spiegel. “While some of our businesses may be reopening, we cannot lose sight of the fact that coronavirus continues to be widespread throughout all of Southern California. It is absolutely critical that we continue to wear masks, avoid gatherings and practice good hygiene to slow the spread.”

Local officials remind residents to wear masks and avoid gatherings to slow the spread of coronavirus. Health officials encouraged all residents to take a PCR swab test to contain the disease. Anyone, with or without symptoms or health insurance, can take a free PCR swab test. To make an appointment, visit Other testing options can be found online at


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