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California Governor Gavin Newsom Orders Closures of Indoor Operations Statewide

Effective July 13, 2020, all bars, breweries, and pubs in California must close both indoor and outdoor operations due to rising COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations. Additionally, statewide closures of indoor operations in the following sectors have been ordered:

  • Dine-in restaurants,
  • Wineries and tasting rooms,
  • Movie theaters,
  • Family entertainment centers including bowling alleys and similar venues,
  • Zoos and museums, and
  • Cardrooms

There are additional mandated closures for California counties that have been on the County Monitoring List for three consecutive days. Unless the activity can be modified to operate outdoors or via pick-up, the following industries and activities must shut down immediately:

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

As of July 13, 2020, the following counties have been on the County Monitoring List for three consecutive days: 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, and Ventura.
According to the Official California State Government Website, as of July 13, 2020, California has 329, 162 confirmed cases of COVID-19. For more information, visit