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California Rolls Back: New Closures Effective Immediately

Effective July 13 statewide closures include dine-in restaurants, mini golf, zoos, brewpubs, wineries and more
By - posted 7/13/2020 No Comment

California has just announced that effective July 13, 2020, all counties statewide must close indoor operations in several sectors.

What Must Close Statewide (Indoor Operations Only)

  • Dine-in restaurants
  • Wineries and tasting rooms
  • Movie theaters
  • Family entertainment centers (for example: bowling alleys, miniature golf, batting cages and arcades) – Since Stagecoach Greens in San Francisco’s Mission Bay is outdoors, we don’t think they will be forced to re-close
  • Zoos and museums – The San Francisco Zoo is scheduled to open to the public on 7/15 and appears to be on track, but with all indoor areas closed
  • Cardrooms

Additionally, bars, brewpubs, breweries, and pubs must close all operations both indoor and outdoor statewide.

This is an evolving news story and we expect things to change rapidly.

Other Closures for Counties on Watch List

Counties 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

Five of the 9 Bay Area counties are currently on the watchlist (having been on the county monitoring list for 3 consecutive days) Contra Costa County, Marin, Napa, Solano, Sonoma

Please note that San Francisco, Alameda, Santa Clara and San Mateo counties are NOT currently on the watchlist as of 7/13/20

Confusion About the Order

  • What Does “3 Consecutive Days” Mean? There has been some confusion over the “3 days” mentioned in the state’s order. We interpret this to mean that the counties have been on the watchlist for 3 consecutive days and so are shutting down indefinitely, but the language is unclear and we expect a clarification soon.

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