July 1, 2020
Selected businesses required to move activities outdoors or close
Riverside County Joint Information Center
Some businesses in Riverside County are now required to move their activities
outdoors as part of statewide actions to slow the spread of coronavirus.
The governor’s announcement today impacts 19 counties, including Riverside
County, that were recently placed on a watch list by state officials. Newsom said
the order to move activities outdoors was necessary to reduce the spread of
coronavirus, which has seen an upswing in cases statewide and in Riverside
Those businesses that cannot move activities outside must close.
The new restrictions include:
--Wineries and tasting rooms
--Family entertainment centers
--Zoos and museums
“We all have a responsibility in slowing this disease. We will follow the governor’s
directive and expect all residents, visitors and business owners to do so as well,”
said Board Chair V. Manuel Perez, Fourth District Supervisor. “Let’s all do our part
to stay safe by wearing face coverings, keeping our distance from others and not
attending social gatherings.”
Restaurants and other businesses may still do takeout, so long as there is no
The new rules come as residents prepare to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday
and follow an order issued Monday by Riverside County Public Health Officer Dr.
Cameron Kaiser to close bars to slow the spread of the virus.
Riverside County health officials remind all residents there is still a statewide stay
at home order in effect and social gatherings are known places where the disease
is spread. Residents and visitors should celebrate the holiday at home – without
Riverside County officials also remind residents to get screened at one of the
many coronavirus testing sites located throughout the region. More than 230,000
tests have been conducted in Riverside County so far. For more information on
testing, click www.rivcoph.org/coronavirus/testing.
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