LAGUNA BEACH, CA — Businesses in Laguna Beach are doing whatever they can to keep the lights on when everything is shutting down.
This week, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced reclosing of certain areas such as indoor dining, bars, zoos, salons, and museums. Laguna Beach has attempted to help as many businesses as possible stay open.
Mayor Bob Whalen says the city remains in compliance with the governor’s orders, according to a report from the Daily Pilot.
The city’s Promenade on Forest remains an open draw for residents and visitors to Laguna Beach.
Still, Laguna offers more than just those shops and restaurants for residents all feeling somewhat housebound amid coronavirus.
Nearby businesses and restaurants, such as the Garage Collective and Pizza Bar, also are doing their best to stay open.
Sleepless In Laguna Bookstore opened in May, right after the business shutdown. Their curbside service and cleaning methods were a matter of self preservation. They continue to pivot with online author interviews on their social media pages, and plug local authors whenever possible.
The Garage Collective has run a successful social media campaign, conducts virtual shopping and shipping, as well as curbside pickup of their curated home decor.
Pizza Bar has outdoor tables at their corner location, as well as follows all proper health and safety guidelines in the time of the cornavirus pandemic.
“I think it was a prudent move by the government, given the spike in the hospitalization rates and increase in cases,” Whalen told the Pilot. “The only way we’re going to get this under control in the short term is more social distancing and more people wearing masks, so everybody needs to get with the program, in my view.”
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This article originally appeared on the Laguna Beach Patch