Gov. Gavin Newsom reopens California economy today at Universal Studios


Governor Gavin Newsom was in LA this morning at Universal Studios to celebrate the re-opening of California's economy and pick the grand prize winners of the state's "Vax for the Win sweepstakes."

California is now fully open for business.

"June 15 turned the page to move beyond capacity limits, to move beyond these color codings and to move beyond social distancing and physical distancing and yes, move beyond mask coverings. Move beyond wearing these masks," he says adding there are a "few caveats."

Newsom recapped how California was the first state to issue a Stay-at-Home order last year.

"California is open again. California has turned the page. Let us all celebrate this remarkable milestone," he says.

But Newsom says today is not the time to declare "mission accomplished" because COVID-19 hasn't gone away.

Businesses can now operate at full capacity and masks aren't required for people who are fully vaccinated.

That means stadiums can be full again and restaurants and bars can go back to normal.

But not everything is quite back to what it was.

People are still required to wear masks at work regardless of vaccination status but that could change after Cal OSHA meets later this week.

Got at least your first dose of COVID-19 vaccine?

Then you could be among the 10 people who are about to win $1.5 million each.

That'll be the end of the cash prize drawings but the vaccine incentive program will continue.

Six "Golden State Getaway" vacation packages are up for grabs on July 1 and all vaccinated California adults are automatically entered.

"I just want to thank everybody that has taken the time to take that life saving vaccination and we have now administered over 72 percent of Californians 18 and older and have received at least one dose of the vaccine, 72 percent of Californians," Newsom says.

Newsom says he's "confident" vaccine incentives are working. But, in LA County, we've seen demand for first-dose shots continue to drop.