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Sacramento County Issues Amended Health Order - Removes Bars/Breweries

With Reminder that In-Home Gatherings Are Prohibited

Post Date:06/29/2020 2:54 PM

Upon the recommendation of the California Department of Public Health and Governor Gavin Newsom, the Sacramento County Public Health Order has been amended to take bars and breweries off of the list of allowable activities. The amended Order goes into effect today, June 29, at 6:00 p.m.

Sacramento County was one of eight counties with a recommendation to close bars, while seven counties were required to close bars.

Additionally, in light of the expiration of the Governor’s executive order directive temporarily suspending certain requirements of the plastic bag ban, the County is lifting the ban on using personal reusable bags.

In-Home Gatherings Responsible for Rising COVID-19 Cases

Sacramento County continues to see a day-over-day rise in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. 

“Through our rigorous contact tracing investigations, we know that many people are transmitting the virus through private, in-home gatherings with family and friends – a situation that most often results in little social distancing, no face coverings and a relaxed atmosphere,” said Dr. Peter Beilenson, Director of Health Services.  “Unfortunately, multi-generational family gatherings leave elderly and immune-compromised family members most at risk to complications from COVID-19.”  Young adults aged 18 to 49 years constitute 50% of current cases, and the majority of cases are linked to private gatherings. Individuals with chronic underlying conditions are at increased risk of severe disease and hospitalization.  

With the 4th of July this weekend, Sacramento County reminds residents that indoor gatherings of any size with people outside of your household are prohibited by both local and state health orders. 
For people watching large fireworks displays – please stay in your vehicle and only travel with those you live with. 

For questions about the Public Health Order, call the Public Health hotline at (916) 875-2400. 

For more information about the County’s response to COVID-19, visit Sacramento County’s COVID-19 webpage.

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