With Coronavirus Surging, Governor Recommends Closure Of Ventura, Santa Barbara County Bars

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Governor Recommends Closing Santa Barbara and Ventura County Bars

Gov. Gavin Newsom and California's public health officials are mandating that all bars close in seven counties, including Los Angeles, and recommending closures in eight others, including Sacramento.

The counties where bars will be forced to close are Fresno, Imperial, Kern, Kings, Los Angeles, San Joaquin, and Tulare.

If that continues, "Santa Barbara County may be mandated to issue a health officer order to close bars given the rising case count locally", Ansorg noted.

The State-mandated closing comes as the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) is reporting significant increases in COVID-19 hospitalizations and the testing positivity rate. "That's why it is critical we take this step to limit the spread of the virus in the counties that are seeing the biggest increases", Newsom said in a written statement obtained by the Los Angeles Times.

The United States remains the country with the largest number of coronavirus cases (2,539,544) and the highest COVID-19 death toll (125,747), according to the latest data from the Johns Hopkins University.

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Counties that have been on the state's watch list for between three and 14 days are being asked to close bars through local health orders.

The actions defined in the guidance include the closure of brewpubs, breweries, bars, and pubs, unless they are offering sit-down, dine-in meals.

Bars are especially ripe locations for coronavirus spread because unguarded social mixing within and among groups of patrons can go on for hours. Raising one's voice in a loud bar leads to greater projection of droplets, they said. "Don't gather in groups, and if you are older or have a condition that puts you at higher risk of COVID-19, protect yourself by staying home".

Four new counties - Solano, Merced, Glenn and Orange - were added Monday to the list of hard-hit locales where state health officials are monitoring infection data, providing technical assistance and weighing new measures to slow the spread of the virus. "There is still an opportunity to make a difference in the course of this pandemic, but we must all recommit to this effort". In Santa Monica, there have been 398 cases and 29 deaths among residents. "There has been a sharp increase in new cases and hospitalizations". The county is now recording 28 deaths and 53 daily hospitalizations.

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