California boosts COVID-19 workplace safety rules

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By Emily Jo Wharry Contributing Writer

L.A.’s Al Fresco program, which launched in May to help restaurants quickly adapt to outdoor dining, has been paused by city officials due to a lack of funding. — Eater Los Angeles

Governor Gavin Newsom signed a law that requires employers to alert their employees of a COVID-19 outbreak or possible workplace exposure within 48 hours of finding out about it. CAL/OSHA has also moved forward with establishing emergency statewide standards that would require employers to implement stricter virus precautions. — CBS Los AngelesL.A. Times

Detainees at the Adelanto ICE Processing Center are facing a major outbreak of COVID-19, according to the ACLU of Southern California. Nearly 40 individuals have tested positive. — Patch Los Angeles

Businesses that operate out of indoor shopping malls are suing the county in an effort to ease COVID-19 restrictions. Currently, only stores that have their own outside entrances can operate. — L.A. Times

L.A. breweries and wineries can now apply to receive part of a $10 million COVID-19 grant approved by the County Board of Supervisors. — Eater Los Angeles

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Customers and workers wear masks inside Monty’s Burgers. Photo by Afonso Salcedo.

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