California Bars, Nightclubs and Some Major Retail To Close During Outbreak

By on March 16, 2020
PHILADELPHIA, PA – JULY 27: Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-CA) delivers remarks on the third day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 27, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton received the number of votes needed to secure the party’s nomination. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in Philadelphia, including hundreds of protesters and members of the media. The four-day Democratic National Convention kicked off July 25. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Governor Gavin Newsom recommends closure of all bars, nightclubs, wineries and the like while we curb the spread of coronavirus. This aligns with the Center for Disease Control (CDC) call to cancel all gatherings of 50 people or more across the US.

PHILADELPHIA, PA – JULY 27: Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-CA) (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Restaurants are exempt from closing but are required to limit the number of eat-in diners to half their normal capacity. Food establishments are focusing on pick-up and delivery orders to reduce the amount of interaction between employees and customers. Before you head out the door, check with your favorite spot to find out if they offer delivery or pick-up. It’s the better way to go right now.

If you were thinking that now would be a good time to take advantage of smaller crowds at popular retail stores…Apple, Nike, Urban Outfitters and others are closing for two weeks. Wal-Mart stores are adjusting their hours to give employees more time to restock shelves. Check with your local stores to make sure they’re open at the times you want to go.


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