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San Diego County echoes Newsom's demand to close more businesses; outlines testing shortages

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Posted at 2:41 PM, Jul 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-13 18:38:18-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- San Diego County health officials Monday echoed Governor Gavin Newsom’s demand to close more businesses as coronavirus intensifies.

The state announced Monday that it was closing indoor operations for places of worship, restaurants, wineries, movie theatres and family entertainment, zoos, museums, cardrooms, fitness centers, some offices, personal care services, hair salons and barbershops, and malls.

All bars were also ordered to close."We are moving back into a modification mode of our stay-at-home order," Newsom said. The new order takes effect in San Diego at midnight Wednesday morning.

The announcement comes as 419 more people throughout the county tested positive for coronavirus Monday. No new deaths have been reported.

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The county also said it is focused on priority groups for coronavirus testing amid changes in testing supplies.See a list of priority groups below:

  • Healthcare workers, first responders, other social service employees, and people in essential jobs
  • Older adults
  • People with chronic medical conditions
  • People living in a residential or group setting, such as a long-term care facility or shelter
  • People exposed to infected individuals in places where COVID-19 risk is high