New Closings For California Announced By Governor Newsom on July 13

In his daily press conference, California Governor Newsom announced on Monday, that the continued increase in confirmed cases of coronavirus throughout the state has lead to the closure of numerous indoor businesses and activities, including gyms, salons, and places of worship.

Governor Newsome said, "Today we are announcing additional statewide actions as it relates to our "Stay at home order" here in the state of California we are now, effective today, requiring all counties to close their indoor activities in certain sectors (shown below).

  • Restaurants
  • Wineries, tasting rooms
  • Movie theaters
  • Family entertainment centers
  • Zoos and museums
  • Cardrooms
  • Bars must close ALL operations

This is in every county in the State of California, not just those on the watch list published, July 1, 2020. In addition, all counties on the County Monitoring List are directed to close indoor operations in these additional sectors,

  • Gyms and fitness centers
  • Places of worship
  • Offices for non-critical sectors
  • Personal Care Services (including nail salons, massage parlors, and tattoo parlors)
  • Hair salons and barbershops
  • Indoor malls

80% of Californians are impacted by the Action. The updated County Monitor List, includes the following:

  • Colusa
  • Contra Costa
  • Fresno
  • Glenn
  • Imperial
  • Kern
  • Kings
  • Los Angeles
  • Madera
  • Marin
  • Merced
  • Monterey
  • Napa
  • Orange
  • Placer
  • Riverside
  • Sacramento
  • San Benito
  • San Bernardino
  • San Diego
  • San Joaquin
  • Santa Barbara
  • Solano
  • Sonoma
  • Stanislaus
  • Sutter
  • Tulare
  • Yolo
  • Yuba
  • Ventura

On July 12, there were 8,358 cases reported, the daily average over the past 7 days is 8,211.

In other California state news, two major school districts (Los Angeles and San Diego), announced on Monday that the their academic year will start with online instructions only. In a joint statement, both districts say that they plan to resume in-person learning "as soon as public health conditions allow."

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