California Gov. Newsom Orders All California Counties to Close Indoor Restaurants, Shut Down Bars

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The feared ‘second wave’ of coronavirus is here. States across the nation are addressing this and taking drastic actions once again to curve the spread.

Today, California’s Gov. Gary Newsom ordered every county in California to close indoor restaurants, movie theaters, and wineries Monday as the state combats a surge in coronavirus cases, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

“Effective immediately, California closes some indoor business operations statewide and additional indoor operations in counties on Monitoring List for 3 consecutive days.

Statewide indoor closures include restaurants, bars and breweries, wineries & tasting rooms, movie theaters, family entertainment centers, zoos and museums, and cardrooms. County indoor closures include fitness centers, places of worship, indoor protests, offices for non-critical infrastructure sectors, personal care services, hair salons and barbershops, and malls. County closures apply to counties that have been on the County Monitoring List for 3 consecutive days. Learn more.” —

Newsom also ordered bars to cease all operations, indoor and outdoor, throughout the Golden State.

Up until now, Newsom had previously directed 30 counties on the state’s ‘watch list‘ with rising COVID cases to close certain business operations in those sectors. Now, Newsom’s order has been extended to all 58 California counties.

“This virus is not going away any time soon,” Newsom said. “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 and/or an effective therapy.”

Gov. Gavin Newsom at a coronavirus-related briefing in Pittsburg on July 1 | Photo courtesy Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press

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