Reopening California: What a return to downtown Sacramento could look like – KCRA Sacramento

California is getting ready to reopen.Gov. Gavin Newsom announced plans to fully reopen the state and its economy on June 15, as long as hospitalization rates remain low and stable and vaccine supply is available for any Californian 16 and older who wants a shot.But the announcement does not mean everyone will return to work right away.KCRA 3 News spoke with Sacramento city leaders and business owners about what the return to downtown could look like.Michael Ault, Downtown Sacramento Partnership”Are people going to come back? Is business going to change? We’re a capital city. We know people are going to come back downtown. Will we end up being at the same numbers? I don’t think we know yet, as far as how that’s really going to work. The small businesses rely on the employees being down here, walking on the streets, taking breaks.”Erika Bjork, Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce”You do have some folks that need some time. Whether that’s from apprehension and mental health or because of their home situation. Every work environment is different. We’ve also heard from a lot of employers who are looking for more space. Part of this is because they are practicing social distancing or they have grown and expanded during this time period. We anticipate that we will see people returning back to these office spaces.”Jami Goldstein, Solomon’s Delicatessen”We’ve been really missing our state worker friends, we miss our lobbyists. We miss the professionals all around town who would come and have breakfast and lunch with us, you know, five days a week. Weekends are better than weekdays. But we’re hoping to see an upturn shortly. We see people trickling back a little bit during the week. But still, I think we’re still a few weeks away from that.”

California is getting ready to reopen.

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced plans to fully reopen the state and its economy on June 15, as long as hospitalization rates remain low and stable and vaccine supply is available for any Californian 16 and older who wants a shot.

But the announcement does not mean everyone will return to work right away.

KCRA 3 News spoke with Sacramento city leaders and business owners about what the return to downtown could look like.

Michael Ault, Downtown Sacramento Partnership

reopening california: city leaders and business owners weigh in out want downtown work-life could look like.

KCRA

Reopening California: City leaders and business owners weigh in out want downtown work-life could look like.

“Are people going to come back? Is business going to change? We’re a capital city. We know people are going to come back downtown. Will we end up being at the same numbers? I don’t think we know yet, as far as how that’s really going to work. The small businesses rely on the employees being down here, walking on the streets, taking breaks.”

Erika Bjork, Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce

reopening california: city leaders and business owners weigh in out what downtown work-life could look like.

KCRA

Reopening California: City leaders and business owners weigh in out what downtown work-life could look like.

“You do have some folks that need some time. Whether that’s from apprehension and mental health or because of their home situation. Every work environment is different. We’ve also heard from a lot of employers who are looking for more space. Part of this is because they are practicing social distancing or they have grown and expanded during this time period. We anticipate that we will see people returning back to these office spaces.”

Jami Goldstein, Solomon’s Delicatessen

reopening california: city leaders and business owners weigh in out what downtown work-life could look like.

KCRA

Reopening California: City leaders and business owners weigh in out what downtown work-life could look like.

“We’ve been really missing our state worker friends, we miss our lobbyists. We miss the professionals all around town who would come and have breakfast and lunch with us, you know, five days a week. Weekends are better than weekdays. But we’re hoping to see an upturn shortly. We see people trickling back a little bit during the week. But still, I think we’re still a few weeks away from that.”