On Thursday afternoon, California officials announced a new overnight stay-at-home order for all counties in the Purple tier — that includes Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties. The new mandate requires all non-essential businesses — this includes restaurants, bars, wineries and breweries — to close between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. The statewide curfew goes into effect on Saturday.
The statewide order is similar to the L.A. County curfew announced Tuesday. The county's new mandate requires all non-essential businesses to close between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. (an hour later than the statewide order). It goes into effect on Friday, a day before the statewide order. At Thursday's press conference, California's Health and Human Services Agency Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly said restaurants could still offer takeout after those hours. Today on AirTalk we talk through what the restrictions mean for local restaurants and businesses and how they plan to cope with the order. Do you have thoughts? Join the conversation by calling 866-893-5722.
With files from LAist. Read the full story from Elina Shatkin here.
Jot Condie, president & CEO of the California Restaurant Association, an advocacy organization for the restaurant industry