California Governor Issues Business Closures as Statewide Cases of COVID-19 Surge

SACRAMENTO, CALIF. — California Gov. Gavin Newsom has issued a series of business closures as statewide cases of COVID-19 continue to increase. In total, the state has 329,162 confirmed cases as of Sunday, July 12, and cases are sharply rising.

Based on the increase of cases, Newsom has instructed the closures of numerous indoor businesses statewide, including dine-in restaurants, bars, breweries, wineries, tasting rooms, movie theaters, family entertainment centers, zoos, museums and card rooms. Additionally, counties that have been on the “county monitoring list” for three consecutive days are required to close fitness centers, places of worship, indoor protests, offices for non-critical infrastructure sectors, personal care services, hair salons, barbershops and malls.

As of July 13, there were nearly 30 counties on the monitoring list, including Fresno, Los Angeles, Napa, Orange, Colusa, Kings, Glenn, Sacramento, San Diego, Sonoma, Ventura and Riverside.

According California’s COVID-19 data collections, the state experienced 109,910 new cases and 1,104 new deaths in the last 14 days. Additionally, in the last 14 days, approximately 1.5 million tests were reported with 7.4 percent resulting in a positive test.

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