California Governor’s Office Announces “Re-Closures” for Several Industries Across Many California Counties


Today, July 1, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom stated that several industry sectors in multiple counties will be required to shut down indoor operations for at least three weeks.  According to the Governor’s COVID-19 website, located here, “[c]ounties that have remained on the County Monitoring List for 3 consecutive days will be required to shut down the following industries unless they can be modified to operate outside or by pick-up” (emphasis in original):

  • Restaurants
  • Wineries and tasting rooms
  • Movie theaters
  • Family entertainment centers (for example, bowling alleys, miniature golf, batting cages, and arcades)
  • Zoos and museums
  • Cardrooms

Additionally, for the affected counties, “[b]ars must close all operations even if they are operating outdoors.”  The Governor’s office has stated that “[t]he closures will apply for a minimum of three weeks and are subject to an extension based on epidemiologic indicators.” 

As of the time of publication on July 1, 2020, the affected counties are as follows:

  • Contra Costa
  • Fresno
  • Glenn
  • Imperial
  • Kern
  • Kings
  • Los Angeles
  • Merced
  • Orange
  • Riverside
  • Sacramento
  • San Bernardino
  • San Joaquin
  • Santa Barbara
  • Santa Clara
  • Solano
  • Stanislaus
  • Tulare
  • Ventura

Graphic source: (last accessed July 1, 2020)

AALRR will continue to monitor these re-closures.  Employers should take care to comply with all local and State restrictions and guidelines.  If you have any questions about whether the re-closures apply to you, or what you need to do stay in compliance with COVID-19 laws, orders, and regulations, please contact the authors or the other attorneys at AALRR who can provide advice and counsel specific to your particular circumstances.

This AALRR publication is intended for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon in reaching a conclusion in a particular area of law. Applicability of the legal principles discussed may differ substantially in individual situations. Receipt of this or any other AALRR publication does not create an attorney-client relationship. The Firm is not responsible for inadvertent errors that may occur in the publishing process. 

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