Governor Newsom Closes Indoor Dining in Los Angeles County and 18 Other Counties
Governor Newsom Closes Indoor Dining in Los Angeles County and 18 Other Counties

In his press conference today, July 1, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom ordered restaurants in Los Angeles County and 18 other CA counties to cease indoor dining operations for at least the next 3 weeks. The order was in response to a large increase in COVID-19 positivity and hospitalizations in these counties.

Restaurants may remain open for outdoor dining, pick-up or delivery. On Sunday, June 28th, the State also ordered bars to close in Los Angeles and 6 other counties.

In addition to indoor dining, wineries and tasting rooms, movie theaters, indoor family entertainment businesses, museums, card rooms and zoos must close.

California will enforce the order with a strike force that will team with county health officials.

The author would like to gratefully acknowledge the assistance of Joanne Warriner.

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