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Governor Newsom Issues Order Scaling Back on Reopening of Businesses

This past Monday, Governor Gavin Newsom held a press conference discussing changes to current COVID-19 related orders.

Foremost, the Governor was forced to roll back various reopening guidelines. Due to an increase in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in California,
Governor Gavin Newsom has published a new Executive order closing many establishments.

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While his order isn't as restrictive as earlier others from the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, it's still important to note that California has a long way to go before it truly re-opens.

The Following Sectors MUST Close

Effective July 13, 2020, ALL 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

Bars, brewpubs, breweries, and pubs must close ALL operations both indoor and
outdoor statewide.

These Sectors May Open Under Certain Conditions

Counties that have remained on the County Monitoring List for 3 consecutive days
will be required to shut down the following industries unless they can be modified to
operate outside or by pick-up. (Los Angeles County is on the Monitoring list)

  • Fitness centers
  • Places of worship
  • Protests
  • Offices for non-essential sectors
  • Personal care services, like nail salons, body waxing and tattoo parlors
  • Hair salons and barbershops
  • Malls

Above all, please note that offices for non-essential sectors are to remain closed until the order is lifted.

Certainly, this will dampen many businesses' re-opening efforts. While many local property owners have indicated that their tenants were planning to open soon, this order will likely force them to reconsider their re-entry timelines.

And, click here for more information from the Governor’s website.

We're Here to Support You

During these uncertain times, BOMA/GLA is here to offer resources and support for commercial property owners.

As such, for more on required protocols for office, retail, and restaurants, we encourage you to visit our BOMA/GLA Coronavirus Resource Center. And, for webinars on how to prepare your building for reopening, check out our new Online Learning Center.  

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