Effective immediately, California is closing some indoor business operations statewide and additional indoor operations in counties on the state's monitoring list.
Governor Newsom announced the closures, he described as hitting a dimmer switch, due to an increased spread of coronavirus infections in California, including a rise in the number of cases and in the positive test rates, as well as concerns over more hospitalizations.
Statewide indoor closures include restaurants, bars and breweries, wineries & tasting rooms, movie theaters, family entertainment centers, zoos and museums, and cardrooms.
County indoor closures, which affect San Diego County, 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 three consecutive days. In addition to San Diego County, Los Angeles, Riverside and Orange counties also are on the list.
San Diego School District Announces Plan
The San Diego Unified School District has announced that all school campuses will remain closed when the district resumes classes Aug. 31st. The district says all courses will be online only due to the health and safety concerns of the pandemic. The Los Angeles Unified School District also has announced that the district's campuses will remain closed when classes in the L-A school system resumes on Aug. 18th. The L-A school superintendent says the ``health and safety of all in the school community is not something we can compromise."
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