Governor orders the closing of some indoor business operations statewide

In an effort to control the spread of COVID-19 throughout California, Governor Gavin Newsom announced new statewide guidance Monday, July 13, as well as more restrictions for 30 counties on the state’s watch list. Lassen County is currently not on the state’s watch list for the further restrictions.

According to the new guidance, effective July 13, all California counties must close indoor operations in these sectors:

  • 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.

Counties that have remained on the County Monitoring List for three 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.

According to a statement from the Lassen County COVID-19 Joint Incident Command, they are requesting the community’s help to stay off the state’s monitoring/ watch list.

“Help us stay off that list and wear your face covering when in public, socially distance from those not in your immediate household and stay home if ill. Please support those businesses that now must operate with renewed restrictions,” read a statement from the Joint Incident Command.