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Gavin Newsom calls for closure of tasting rooms and other "non-essential' establishments

March 16, 2020

Newsom called for restaurants to reduce their occupancy by half in order to "socially distance" patrons. "No closure was recommended. "We don't believe ultimately that is necessary at this moment," he said. Sonoma County Vintners and Wine Institute sought clarifications from the governor's office regarding the recommended tasting room closures. Both associations told its members the state guidelines are not a mandatory order ...