Fresno County allowed to resume in-store shopping

The County of Fresno issued guidance Friday, May 22 that allows retailers to resume in-store shopping. (Daniel Leon/Clovis Roundup)

The road to reopening the state of California for business has taken significant steps forward this week, and today the Fresno County Department of Public Health announced that retail stores are permitted to have customers resume in-store shopping.

Previously, retail stores were only permitted to operate via curbside pickup, but Friday’s expansion allows for in-store shopping, as long as guidelines set forth by the Center for Disease Control and California Department of Public Health are followed.

Fresno County, including Clovis, moved into the advanced tier of stage 2 in California’s Resilience Roadmap Thursday after the state approved the county’s request for a variance of the roadmap that would allow restaurants to resume dine-in operations.

However, the expansion still does not permit indoor malls and swap meets to be open for business.

Michael graduated from Fresno State in May 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in print journalism. During his time at the university, he served as sports and managing editor for The Collegian, Fresno State’s student-run newspaper. In addition to the Clovis Roundup, Michael has written for The Fresno Bee, the Kingsburg Recorder and Selma Enterprise. He has a passion for sports and can be found on the sidelines at local games, bringing the citizens of Clovis the athletics news they deserve.