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TORRANCE, Calif., March 16, 2020- The City of Torrance issued an emergency order to temporarily close bars and nightclubs that do not serve food, movie theaters and entertainment venues, bowling alleys and arcades, and gyms and fitness centers. Restaurants, bars and retail food facilities may not serve food for consumption on their premises but may continue to offer food for delivery, takeout or drive-thru.
This order will strengthen the City’s response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), by imposing a more active practice of social distancing. The restrictions will take effect in the City of Torrance beginning at 11:59 p.m. tonight and will remain in place through noon on March 31, 2020. They are subject to extension.
The following establishments within the City of Torrance will be temporarily closed to the public:
The City of Torrance continues to confer with medical experts and follows the consulting guidance from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) to cooperatively and proactively slow the spread of COVID-19 while addressing any challenges that may arise due to any outbreak of this disease in the City.
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Update 3/31 - A resolution of the City Council of the City of Torrance, California, ratifying and extending the public order (now referred to as public order no. 2020-1) closing all movie theaters, live performance venues, bowling alleys, arcades, gyms and fitness centers, bars and nightclubs that do not serve food and prohibiting all restaurants from serving food for consumption on premises.