Gov. Newsom Calls on Bars & Clubs to Close, Seniors to Self-Quarantine

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced unprecedented advisories Sunday in efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus in California.

The governor called on all bars, clubs and wineries in the state to close temporarily due to the coronavirus and directed restaurants to reduce their capacity by half and advised customers to practice “deep social distancing” when dining out.

Newson also urged all residents in California over the age of 65 to self-quarantine in their homes.

When pressed about whether he was prepared to enforce the order, Gov. Newsom said he didn't think it would come to that, and expressed confidence that the public, businesses and local governments would follow the directive.

The Governor also announced that as of Sunday afternoon, six people in the state haddied of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. The number of those confirmed to have been infected in the state rose to 338 Sunday, a 14 percent increase from the prior day.

The governor also said he is prioritizing those who are homeless, announcing that the state would dispatch additional resources to help those individuals. acquiring access to hotels, motels and trailers.

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