In response to the surge of COVID-19 cases in California, the California Department of Health issued a new Public Health Order and corresponding Guidance requiring additional business closures, effective immediately on July 13, 2020. The Department issued guidance and provided an interactive map of the status of each county.

Businesses should be aware that in addition to following the statewide order, they are also required to follow local city and county ordinances for their locations and specific industry guidance for operations, where permitted.

California Statewide Closures

The following sectors throughout the state must close indoor operations:

  • Dine-in restaurants
  • Wineries and tasting rooms
  • Movie theaters
  • Family entertainment centers (e.g., bowling alleys, miniature golf, batting cages, arcades)
  • Zoos and museums
  • Cardrooms

Bars, brewpubs, breweries, and pubs must close all operations (both indoor and outdoor).

County Closures

In addition to the statewide closures described above, the following activities must close in certain counties, unless they can be modified to operate outside or by pick-up:

  • Fitness centers
  • Worship services
  • Protests
  • Offices for non-essential sectors
  • Personal care services, like nail salons, body waxing and tattoo parlors
  • Hair salons and barbershops
  • Malls

As of July 13, 2020, these counties have remained on the state’s Monitoring List for three consecutive days and are thus affected by these additional closures:

  • Colusa
  • Contra Costa
  • Fresno
  • Glenn
  • Imperial
  • Kings
  • Los Angeles
  • Madera
  • Marin
  • Merced
  • Monterey
  • Napa
  • Orange
  • Placer
  • Riverside
  • Sacramento
  • San Benito
  • San Bernardino
  • San Diego
  • San Joaquin
  • Santa Barbara
  • Solano
  • Sonoma
  • Stanislaus
  • Sutter
  • Tulare
  • Yolo
  • Yuba
  • Ventura

Santa Clara County and Alameda County appear poised to join the Monitoring List within the next day or two.

The facts, laws, and regulations regarding COVID-19 are developing rapidly. Since the date of publication, there may be new or additional information not referenced in this advisory. Please consult with your legal counsel for guidance.

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