Gov. Newsom: Family gatherings a concern this weekend, dial back on reopening expected

Virus Outbreak California
Posted at 1:35 PM, Jun 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-01 10:43:30-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Gov. Gavin Newsom said Tuesday he's worried about family gatherings around California ahead of the Fourth of July weekend and will announce new measures to dial back reopenings on Wednesday.

Newsom said the prospect of family gatherings, not just bars or demonstrations, this weekend has health officers worried about the continued spread of the coronavirus. He added that new measures related to enforcement will also be announced on Wednesday.

"Tomorrow we will be making some additional announcements on efforts to use that dimmer switch we've referred to and begin to toggle back on our stay-at-home order and tighten things up," Newsom said. "The framework for us is this: If you're not going to stay home and you're not going to wear masks in public we have to enforce — and we will, and we will be making announcements on enforcement tomorrow — but we also have to recognize that the spread when you're not at home, in indoor facilities, is much more probable than in outdoor settings."


Last weekend, Newsom ordered bars in Los Angeles County and six other counties to close — a move which San Diego County followed to a degree on Monday.

There are 19 counties currently on the state's watch list. The governor says four more counties will likely be added to that watch list in the next day.

An additional 6,367 COVID-19 cases were reported across the state in the last day, according to the state.