Monday, California Governor Gavin Newsom gave an update on additional closures as COVID-19 hospitalizations and cases surge across the state.
Newsom announced additional actions as they relate to the Stay-at-Home orders, effective requiring ALL California counties to close indoor operations in the following:
• tasting rooms
• movie theaters
• zoos, museums, cardrooms
Newsom added that ALL the counties on the monitoring list should close indoor operations for more sectors due to the risk of spread AND outdoor activities including fitness centers, worship centers, offices for noncritical sectors, personal care services including hair salons and nail salons, indoor malls, and barbershops.
In the past, Newsom added more counties to the state monitor list bringing the total to more than 30 counties now.
"We are moving back into modification mode doing so utilizing a dimmer switch not an on and off switch," Newsom said.
Gov. Newsom had already ordered the closure of bars in LA County and other counties recently. Meanwhile, Orange County and Riverside counties also decided to close their bars.
As of July 12, there are 320,804 coronavirus cases and more than 7,000 deaths in California, according to the California Department of Public Health.
In the past, Newsom has announced that three more counties have been placed on a state monitor list. They include Napa, San Benito, Yolo, and other counties. In the past, he ordered the closure of indoor operations in the following sectors for numerous counties including LA County that have been on the county monitoring list for at least three consecutive days.
• wineries and tasting rooms
• movie theaters
• family entertainment centers
• zoos and museums
On June 18, Newsom issued a statewide mandate on wearing masks in public. All of this as Dr. Fauci warns that the U.S. could see 100,000 cases of COVID-19 a day if Americans don't follow safety protocols and recommendations from public health.
"If you're not going to stay at home and you are not going to wear masks in public, we have to enforce and we will and we will be making announcements on enforcement tomorrow," Newsom said adding the spread in indoor facilities is much more probable than in outdoor settings.