CA Gov. Newsom orders statewide re-closure of indoor dining, limits on churches, salons

by Jordyn Pair · Jul 13th, 2020 4:11 pm
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Last Updated Jul 15th, 2020 at 8:10 pm

California Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered the re-closure of indoor dining, bars, family entertainment, zoos, and museums on Monday, as 30 other counties also closed gyms, churches, hair salons, malls, and other businesses.

The closures target highly-populated areas, where 80% of California residents live.

"We're seeing an increase in the spread of the virus, so that's why it's incumbent upon all of us to recognize soberly that COVID-19 is not going away any time soon until there is a vaccine or an effective therapy," Newsom said Monday, adding that the move follows a rise in COVID-19 hospitalizations in the state.

The state previously allowed indoor restaurants, retail, churches, and gyms to reopen on June 12.

Restaurants will be permitted to host outdoor dining and takeout. Bars and breweries will also be allowed to serve outdoors if the beverage is accompanied with food.

🔦 California has more than 326,000 confirmed cases of the coronavirus and more than 7,000 total deaths as of Monday, according to the Los Angeles Times' tracker.


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