All Orange County bars, pubs, breweries, and brewpubs that do not offer sit-down and dine-in meals are ordered to close effective Thursday due to the rise in coronavirus cases, the OC Health Care Agency announced Wednesday.
The revised order is effective until further notice. For bars, pubs, breweries, and brewpubs that offer sit-down and dine-in meals, alcohol can only be sold in the same transaction as a meal.
They must also follow the state dine-in restaurant guidance and continue to encourage takeout and delivery service whenever possible.
Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday that Orange County had been added to the state Department of Public Health's watchlist due to increasing percentages of positive coronavirus tests.