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Rise in COVID-19 Cases Leads to Re-Closures Across California


Due to the recent surges in COVID-19 cases, the State of California announced the immediate re-closure of indoor operations effective July 13th.



This affects the following industries across all counties:

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

Bars, pubs, and breweries are ordered to close both indoor and outdoor operations unless they are offering sit-down, out-door dine-in meals in which alcohol is sold in the same transaction as a meal.

Additionally, Governor Gavin Newsom ordered that counties that have been on the high-risk watch list for three or more consecutive days, will be required to shut down the following industries if they cannot accommodate outside operations or to-go ordering.

This includes the following sectors and events:

  • Dine-in restaurants
  • Hair salons and barbershops
  • Gyms and fitness centers
  • Personal care services, like nail salons, body waxing and tattoo parlors
  • Places of worship and cultural ceremonies, like weddings and funerals
  • Shopping malls

Any business that is choosing to accommodate for outdoor operations may use a canopy, tent, or any other similar type of shelter/structure, if no more than one side is closed, allowing sufficient outdoor air movement.

Furthermore, all offices with non-essential workers in these offices must close immediately.

The California Department of Public Health states that all industry sectors must continue to abide by the mandated use of face coverings, in public indoor and outdoor settings. These closures will remain in effect until further notice. They are regularly monitoring data for the State thorough date found through testing, contact tracing, containment measures, emergency supply inventories and more. Counties are expected to pull back at any moment if outbreaks continue to increase.

Is there anything Payroll Systems can help you with as you accommodate rapid legislation changes? Reach out and talk to us about easy-to-scale solutions you need for your business.

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