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City of Lompoc temporarily restricts alcohol and cannabis sales

Posted at 11:07 PM, Mar 16, 2020

Lompoc emergency officials announced Monday the restriction of alcohol and cannabis sales to help protect the health and safety of the community.

The city is prohibiting alcohol sales at on-site, alcohol-serving establishments.The restriction also includes cannabis sales at cannabis lounges in the city.

These restriction go into effect Tuesday, March 17 at 9 a.m. Until 12 p.m. Wednesday, March 18.

The city is taking these actions in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, as St. Patrick's Day celebrations typically draw large crowds.

The city is working to be in compliance with the governor's recent executive order to cancel or postpone all large non-essential gatherings, to close bars, and to reduce restaurant capacity by 50 percent.