California Governor’s Office Announces More “Re-Closures”, Some Statewide, and Some Targeted Only at “High-Risk” Counties


Today, July 13, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom stated that re-closures are immediately in effect across all California Counties.  He also stated that on top of that, further re-closures are in effect for counties that have remained on the County Monitoring List for three or more days.  This latest round of re-closures comes less than two weeks after the Governor’s first series of re-closures.  This round is more far-reaching, both in its breadth (with some restrictions applying statewide) and its depth (with restrictions affecting more industries than before).

According to the Governor’s COVID-19 website, “ALL counties must close indoor operations in these sectors” (emphasis in original):

  • Dine-in 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, “bars, brewpubs, breweries, and pubs must close all operations both indoor and outdoor statewide.” (emphasis added).

Further, “[c]ounties that have remained on the County Monitoring List for 3 consecutive days will be required to shut down the following industries or activities 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 the time of publication on July 13, 2020, these additional restrictions affect the following counties (please keep in mind that the restrictions discussed in the first set of bullet points above apply statewide):

  • 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

Graphic source: (last accessed July 13, 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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