Newsom Orders Movie Theaters, Bars, Indoor Restaurants Closed Statewide

Gavin Newsom in a blue shirt Gov. Gavin Newsom Associated Press

Associated Press Gov. Gavin Newsom Associated Press

Governor Gavin Newsom announced further restrictions for California in his press conference on Monday.

On July 1, Newsom ordered many counties to close bars and indoor operations at restaurants, wineries, zoos and family entertainment centers like bowling alleys and miniature golf.

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

30 counties in the state will also be required to close fitness centers, places of worship, offices for noncritical sectors, personal care services, hair salons, barbershops and malls.

"The data suggests not everybody is practicing common sense", said Newsom, whose order takes effect immediately.

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Bars must close ALL operations.

The state has reported 329,162 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in total, resulting in 7,040 deaths. The counties with the highest number of cases include Los Angeles, Riverside, Orange and San Diego, in that order.

Counties are placed on a watch list when they experience a rise in hospitalization rates, community transmission or declining hospital capacity, with three consecutive days of troublesome trends requiring the area to add the restrictions.

Newsom's announcement comes just hours after the state's two largest school districts, Los Angeles and San Diego, will begin the new school year next month but students will not return to campuses.

"Some of this may be lag, we may see deaths start to climb again because we've only really experienced this rapid increase in cases over the last five to six weeks", Dr. Mike Ryan, executive director of the WHO's emergencies program, told CNBC.

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