On Monday, Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order that waves the application of AB 361 until October 1 which establishes requirements for public agencies to meet remotely during COVID-19.
Since the pandemic, local governments have been utilizing teleconferencing to hold meetings which allow for both phone calls and email comments to ensure public participation—however, few public entities have allowed in person public participation. The teleconferencing has also allowed public officials to avoid many Brown Act provisions.
Under the executive order, if a local government wants to hold remote meetings, they have to follow AB 361
The text of the Governor’s executive order can be found here.