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Bars, breweries, wineries and similar establishments can reopen for outdoor service in Ventura County

Ventura County Public Health sent out a press release Friday morning, announcing that: Effective immediately, all bars, pubs, brewpubs, breweries and other businesses licensed to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption on their premises must close indoor operations, but may open outdoor operations if they offer sit-down, outdoor dine-in meals. Alcohol can only be sold in the same transaction as a meal. Wineries and wine tasting rooms may open outdoor operations even if they do not offer sit-down, outdoor dine-in meals.

 

"In addition to complying with all applicable state orders and guidance, bars, pubs, brewpubs, breweries, wineries and wine tasting rooms must comply with the following local requirements:

"(a) Only members of the same household may sit together at a single table,

"(b) The maximum time a patron may be on the premises is 1 and ½ hours, and

"(c) Bars must be closed to the public between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m."

 The order may be viewed at:

https://vcportal.ventura.org/covid19/docs/2020-07-16_VC_Public_Health_Officer_Order.pdf

Read the state guidance at: https://files.covid19.ca.gov/pdf/guidance-restaurants-bars.pdf