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Newsom shuts down indoor activities across California

Posted at 12:19 PM, Jul 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-14 10:33:08-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Facing an alarming increase of COVID-19 cases, Governor Gavin Newsom is requiring every county in California to close indoor operations.

The roll back targets restaurants, wineries, movie theaters, family entertainment, zoos, museums, and cardrooms.

"We are moving back into a modification mode of our stay-at-home order," Newsom said.

San Diego County and 29 other counties on the state's monitoring lists are being directed to close indoor operations at fitness centers, worship services, offices for non-critical sections, personal care services, hair salons and barber shops and malls.

State officials confirmed 8,358 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday. Hospitalizations have increased 28% over the past two weeks.

6,485 Californians were hospitalized with coronavirus, according to Newsom.

Three Northern California counties reported diminished ICU capacity -- Placer, Butte, and Lake.

"This virus is not going away anytime soon," Newsom said. "I hope all of us recognize that if we were still connected to some notion that somehow when it gets warm it's going to go away or somehow it's going to take summer months or weekends off, this virus has done neither. You've seen parts of the country with very hot ... weather where you're seeing an increase in positivity rates, an increase in hospitalizations and ICUs. Here in the state of California as we're seeing triple-digit weather in many parts of our state, we're still seeing an increase in the positivity rate, the community transmission. We're seeing an increase in the spread of the virus."


CA is now closing indoor operations statewide for:
-Movie theaters, family entertainment
-Zoos, museums
-Fitness Centers
-Places of Worship
-Offices for Non-Critical Sectors
-Personal Care Services
-Hair Salons and Barbershops
-Bars must close ALL operations.