Newsom Rolls Back California’s COVID Openings, Orders Halt to Indoor Operations

July 13, 2020

California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday ordered the closure of indoor operations at gyms, hair salons, houses of worship, personal-care services, malls and non-critical office settings amid rising rates of people testing positive for COVID-19.

Statewide indoor closures include restaurants, bars and breweries, wineries and 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 three consecutive days.

Counties on the state’s pandemic monitoring list include Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Diego counties.

The state has lately reported record numbers of infections along with increasing hospitalizations.

As of Monday, there were a reported 6,485 hospitalizations across California due to the coronavirus, while the seven-day average of people testing positive for the virus was 7.7%. So far there have been roughly 329,000 cases, more than 7,000 deaths with 5.5 million tests in California reported.

The following counties are on the County Monitoring list:

  • Colusa
  • Contra Costa
  • Fresno
  • Glenn
  • Imperial
  • 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

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