Mayor Bessinger says that businesses are eager to reopen

Clovis Mayor Drew Bessinger is hopeful that the reopening of businesses for dine-in will lead to more positive developments for businesses in Clovis. (City of Clovis)

Following Fresno County’s approval from the state of California, Clovis city leaders are encouraged that at least some restaurants can begin the process of reopening for business.

Mayor Drew Bessinger said business owners that have been hit the hardest by the mandated shutdowns are looking forward to getting back to work.

“I’ve had quite a few conversations with business owners, restaurant owners who have been waiting to reopen their restaurants,” Bessinger told CBS 47 news and Your Central Valley. “So they can employ people, so they can serve their customers. This is a good day. Hopefully, it will be one of many good days.”

Fresno County’s request to advance further into stage 2 of California’s Resilience Roadmap was approved by the state yesterday, paving the way for restaurants to resume dine-in operations, effective immediately.

However, state rules say that other businesses not considered essential such as barbershops, beauty salons and cosmetologists are still not allowed to reopen.

Michael Ford
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.