Outdoor Eating

Friday, August 7, 2020

On August 4, 2020, the County Board of Supervisors adopted an Emergency Regulation that expanded the temporary suspension of Use Permit, Parking and other zoning development standards so that certain businesses (in addition to restaurants) in the unincorporated area can conduct business outdoors on private property (in adjacent parking lots, for example). The additional businesses include:  hair salons and barber shops, personal care services, places of worship, gyms and fitness centers, and wineries.

All temporary outdoor operations must be conducted safely (segregating cars from staff and patrons, for example), and in compliance with the social distancing and other requirements of the County Health Officer Order and State and Local directives to reduce the spread of COVID 19.  All other applicable State laws, rules, and regulations; Building Code, Fire Code, ADA accessibility, food safety and other health and safety requirements remain in effect.  The Emergency Regulation does not authorize the installation of permanent structures in on-premise outdoor areas, since the operations are only allowed outdoors on a temporary basis.

For more information, please see the Emergency Regulation, attached below.