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Statewide Closures and More Counties Added to State Monitoring List

On July 13, 2020, the State of California announced that, due to the surge in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, the following industries must close indoor operations on a statewide basis:

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

Bars, breweries, and pubs are required to close all operations (indoor and outdoor).

In addition to these statewide closures, Governor Newsom ordered the closure of indoor operations for select businesses across 30 counties that have been on the County Monitoring List for three or more consecutive days. This order applies to the following sectors and events:

  • Gyms and fitness centers
  • Places of worship
  • Offices for non-critical infrastructure sectors
  • Personal care services (including nail salons, massage parlors, and tattoo parlors)
  • Hair salons and barbershops
  • Malls and shopping centers
  • Indoor protests

According to the California Department of Public Health, all industry and sector guidance documents that have been issued to date, including all infectious control measures such as the use of face coverings, will apply to outdoor settings and must be adhered to.

Outdoor operations may be conducted under a tent, canopy, or another sun shelter, so long as no more than one side is closed to allow for sufficient air movement.

These closures will remain in effect until further notice.

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Cressinda Schlag Environmental Health Lawyer Jackson Lewis Austin

Cressinda (“Chris”) D. Schlag is an associate in the Austin, Texas, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Her practice focuses on environmental health and safety matters involving legal and regulatory compliance as well as federal and state government enforcement actions.

Before becoming an attorney, Ms. Schlag obtained a graduate degree in occupational health and safety and environmental management and worked as an environmental health and safety engineer and consultant with a variety of industries, including, for example, oil and gas, chemicals manufacturing and...

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Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Ms. St. Pierre represented employees and defended employers in employment litigation matters. Her experience representing employees has provided her with an effective skillset in anticipating strategies used by plaintiffs’ counsel. She has appeared in both State and Federal court.