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Jul 23, 2020

CALIFORNIA: Governor rolls back reopening

COVID-19Safety and Health 

In response to the sharp rise in COVID-19 (coronavirus) cases and hospitalizations, California Governor Gavin Newsom has ordered a statewide closure of some indoor businesses and county-specific restrictions on others. Affected statewide industries include indoor operations of dine-in restaurants, wineries and tasting rooms, movie theaters, family entertainment centers, zoos, museums, and cardrooms. Bars and brewpubs generally must close both indoor and outdoor operations, although they may offer sit-down, outdoor dine-in meals.

In addition to these statewide closures, if a county remains on the Monitoring List for more than three days, that county must also close certain businesses unless they can operate outdoors or on a pick-up basis, including offices for non-critical infrastructure, gyms, places of worship, personal care services, hair salons, and shopping malls. Tattoo, piercing, and electrolysis businesses are entirely prohibited from operating in those counties.

Tips: Pay attention to the news, and monitor the situation in your county. Be prepared with options, including moving your indoor workers outside or returning them to telework, for named indoor operations including offices for non-critical infrastructure.

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