LOS ANGELES - In an effort to keep California citizens and visitors healthy and safe, California Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) agents are conducting widely publicized compliance checks at bars and restaurants throughout California. The agents are ensuring that restaurants and bars are complying with statewide health orders during the COVDI-19 pandemic.
“Thank you to the agents who are educating, first, business owners who may not be in compliance and then citing, second, if there are egregious violations or a lack of appreciation for the current health orders,” said California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) President Alan Barcelona. “It is important that we all work together during these trying times and respect the health and safety of others.”
On August 21, 2020, ABC agents visited more than 100 locations in Los Angeles County as part of the California Office of Emergency Services COVID-19 Task Force. Agents worked with the news media as reporters followed along during the operation. ABC licensed businesses are currently required to have alcoholic beverage servers and their managers wear face coverings, patrons need to be physically distanced, and food and alcohol consumption must be outdoors. Agents witnessed great compliance and issued no citations.
In addition, agents conducted a similar operation in Fresno on August 14th and in Sacramento on July 31st.