California closed indoor restaurants, movie theaters and bars.
California Governor Gavin Newsom ordered on Monday that as the Covid-19 case continues to climb, all counties in the state shut down the indoor operations of a handful of businesses including restaurants, bars, movie theaters and museums.
He said that if possible, these companies will be allowed to do business outdoors.
In addition to statewide orders, Newsom also stated that he will also close the indoor operations of fitness centers, places of worship, personal care services, shopping centers, offices, hair salons and barbershops in the 30 counties on the California monitoring list. It accounts for 80% of the state’s population.
California Governor Gavin Newsom ordered all restaurants, bars, movie theaters, museums and other indoor businesses across the state to close on Monday as the Covid-19 case continues to climb.
Businesses closed statewide include restaurants, wineries and tasting rooms, movie theaters, family entertainment centers, zoos and museums, card rooms and bars. He said that if possible, they will be allowed to be outdoors.
The news came after Newsom had previously ordered these companies to shut down counties on the state’s “watch list.” Newsom said the new order, which will now be used throughout the state, will take effect immediately.
In addition to state-wide orders, Newsom also ordered the closure of indoor fitness centers, places of worship, personal care services, shopping malls, offices, hair salons, and barber shops in all counties that have been on the California surveillance list for three consecutive days or more Operates, accounting for 80% of the state’s population. Newsom said there are now 30 counties on the list, including Los Angeles, San Diego and Orange counties.
Newsom said the state recorded 8,358 new cases on Sunday. The state’s positive rate, or the percentage of all tests returning positive, has risen to 7.4%.
Newsom said at a news conference on Monday: “The data shows that not everyone is acting on common sense.”
He said hospitals in California also reported an increase in coronavirus patients, which increased by 28% in two weeks. As of Sunday, 6,485 people were hospitalized for Covid-19.
The Golden State Governor’s order on Monday marked one of the largest retreats issued by the state since the states reopened their economies. Newsom reminded residents to restrict interaction with people outside the family and encouraged them to meet outside.
Earlier on Monday, the two largest school districts in California, Los Angeles Unified and San Diego Unified, issued a joint statement announcing that they will begin online school starting in the fall.
The school district said in a statement that many studies surrounding coronaviruses and children are still unknown, and many reopened guidelines are “ambiguous and contradictory.”
“One fact is obvious: those countries that have managed to reopen schools safely do so, the infection rate continues to decline, and on-demand testing can be conducted. The statement says that none of California has.