Pop open a bottle, California wine tasting rooms reopening

Posted at 6:10 PM, Jun 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-12 21:20:39-04

SAN DIEGO (AP) — California wineries welcomed people to their tasting rooms as the state’s $145 billion tourism industry started gearing up as hotels, zoos, museums and aquariums were allowed to reopen.

With COVID-19 cases in the state still growing, the tourism industry is trying to balance how to implement safety measures to control a pandemic without ruining the fun.

Hotels will limit people lounging by pools and attractions will require masks.

Some places are choosing to go at a slower pace than the state has set, like the culinary mecca of San Francisco, which brought back outdoor restaurant dining Friday. Hotels there will not receive tourists until August.