California to Roll Back Reopening Plans as COVID Cases Surge

July 13, 2020Alerts

Newsom Covid rollbackGov. Gavin Newsom announced on Twitter today that California is rolling back its reopening plans. As a result, restaurants, wineries, movie theaters, family entertainment, zoos, museums and cardrooms statewide are required to close all indoor operations. Bars are required to cease all operations – in- and outdoor. The governor imposed additional restrictions in 30 specified counties (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, and Ventura). In those counties, fitness centers, places of worship, offices for non-critical sectors, personal care services, hair salons, barbershops and malls are required to close indoor operations.

These steps are a response to the continued increase in the number of new cases. At latest count, California had 331,626 cases of COVID-19.