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Governor Gavin Newsom Announces New Business Closures

Posted by City of Desert Hot Springs on Jul 1, 2020 3:15:26 PM

Governor Gavin Newsom has announced new business closures in California, in response to ongoing COVID-19 spread.


Governor Newsom’s new restrictions are effective immediately and applicable to all counties that have been on the State’s monitoring list for three consecutive days—including Riverside County. According to Governor Newsom, the decision to issue these new guidelines was made in response to local conditions and will remain in place for at least three weeks.


Businesses in the following sectors must close indoor operations immediately in Riverside County:

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


As previously announced, bars must remain closed.


In addition, Governor Newsom announced new statewide measures in advance of the Fourth of July weekend.


State Beach Parking Closures

All parking facilities at state beaches in Southern California and the Bay Area will be closed for the upcoming weekend. In counties that close local beaches, the State will close state beaches as well. Other state parks remain open, with measures in place to reduce visitation and limit overcrowding.


Fourth of July Weekend Guidance

Governor Newsom advised that counties with mandatory closures should consider cancelling fireworks shows. The State is also recommending that people should not gather with people do from other households, and should avoid crowds.


Enforcement Strike Teams Established

All of these new orders will be enforced by new Multi-Agency Enforcement Strike Teams. The Enforcement Strike Teams will include officials from ABC, CalOSHA, the Department of Business Oversight, Department of Consumer Affairs, and California Highway Patrol.


These teams will be deployed to counties on the state’s watch list, including Riverside County, where they will partner with local agencies to target non-compliant workplaces. State officials said that they will consider a wide array of enforcement options, including citations, fines, and licensing actions.


For more information, stay tuned to our Coronavirus Updates page, HERE.

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