More California Businesses Must Close After COVID-19 Surge

By Clarisse C. Petersen and Kymiya St. Pierre © Jackson Lewis July 14, 2020
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On July 13, the state of California announced that, due to the surge in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, the following industries must close indoor operations on a statewide basis:

  • Restaurants.
  • Wineries and tasting rooms.
  • Movie theaters.
  • Family entertainment centers.
  • Zoos and museums.
  • Cardrooms.
  • Bars, breweries, and pubs are required to close all operations (indoor and outdoor).

In addition to these statewide closures, Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered the closure of indoor operations for select businesses across about 30 counties that have been on the County Monitoring List for three or more consecutive days. This order applies to the following sectors and events:

  • Gyms and fitness centers.
  • Places of worship.
  • Offices for noncritical infrastructure sectors.
  • Personal care services (including nail salons, massage parlors and tattoo parlors).
  • Hair salons and barbershops.
  • Malls and shopping centers.
  • Indoor protests.

According to the California Department of Public Health, all industry and sector guidance documents that have been issued to date, including all infectious control measures such as the use of face coverings, will apply to outdoor settings and must be adhered to.

Outdoor operations may be conducted under a tent, canopy or another sun shelter, so long as no more than one side is closed to allow for sufficient air movement.

These closures will remain in effect until further notice.

Clarisse C. Petersen and Kymiya St. Pierre are attorneys with Jackson Lewis in Orange County, Calif. © 2020 Jackson Lewis. All rights reserved. Reposted with permission. 


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