Although things are starting to return to normal as of June 15th (see blog post), loosened alcohol sales and consumption laws will remain in effect for the remainder of 2021.
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:
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:
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 https://covid19.ca.gov/.