On July 13, 2020, the State of California announced that, due to the surge in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, the following industries must close indoor operations on a statewide basis:

  • Restaurants
  • Wineries and tasting rooms
  • Movie theaters
  • Family entertainment centers
  • Zoos and museums
  • Cardrooms

Bars, breweries, and pubs are required to close all operations (indoor and outdoor).

In addition to these statewide closures, Governor Newsom ordered the closure of indoor operations for select businesses across 30 counties that have been on the County Monitoring List for three or more consecutive days. This order applies to the following sectors and events:

  • Gyms and fitness centers
  • Places of worship
  • Offices for non-critical infrastructure sectors
  • Personal care services (including nail salons, massage parlors, and tattoo parlors)
  • Hair salons and barbershops
  • Malls and shopping centers
  • Indoor protests

According to the California Department of Public Health, all industry and sector guidance documents that have been issued to date, including all infectious control measures such as the use of face coverings, will apply to outdoor settings and must be adhered to.

Outdoor operations may be conducted under a tent, canopy, or another sun shelter, so long as no more than one side is closed to allow for sufficient air movement.

These closures will remain in effect until further notice.

Jackson Lewis is tracking new rules and regulations related to COVID-19 and workplace safety. If you have questions or concerns about complying with California workplace regulations, contact a Jackson Lewis attorney to discuss.