RIVERSIDE COUNTY, CA — Riverside County restaurants, wineries, parks and other local venues that are hosting music or other live events got a warning Monday.
Holding live entertainment, including music acts, is not permitted in the county amid concerns about social gatherings that spread coronavirus, Riverside County Counsel Gregory P. Priamos said Monday in an advisory letter addressed to "Whom It May Concern."
Priamos cited the state's COVID-19 "Industry Guidance" for restaurants, bars and wineries and specific passages in the documents that outline the prohibitions. Read the full July 20 letter here, which includes links to the documents.
Riverside and 31 other counties are under stricter COVID-19 safety protocols than other regions due to virus concerns, but live concerts are not allowed anywhere in California because of the pandemic.
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"It remains unclear at this time when concerts and/or live music events will be permitted as this is
dependent upon certain public health metrics being met by the county," the Priamos letter said. "Because of this, the county’s public health officials need your help in both complying with and spreading the word about the State’s Orders which prohibit live music events at restaurants, wineries, parks, and other local establishments at this time."
Priamos is asking residents to contact himself (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Supervising Deputy Counsel Kelly Moran (email@example.com) to report those who violate the state mandates.
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