On Wednesday July 1, California Governor Gavin Newson announces new measures that will be implemented to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. These measures require 19 counties to close all indoor operations for at least 3 weeks.
Newsom stated in a tweet:
“#COVID19 continues to spread at an alarming rate.”
Effective immediately, 19 counties must close indoors operations for the following sectors:
- Movie theaters & family entertainment
- Zoos, museums
Bars must close ALL operations.”
Newsom also stated “This doesn’t mean restaurants shut down… It means we’re trying to take activities, as many activities as we can, these mixed activities, and move them outdoors, which is a way of mitigating the spread of this virus.”
Here is a list of the 19 counties affected by the shelter in place: Contra Costa, Fresno, Glenn, Imperial, Kern, Kings, Los Angeles, Merced, Orange, Riverside, Sacramento, San Bernardino, San Joaquin, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Solano, Stanislaus, Tulare and Ventura counties.
Gavin Newsom’s decision came in the wake of Monday’s state report that showed the highest day of infection with over 8,000 newly infected and multiple high infection days leading up to and following Monday’s state report. According to the state’s Department of Public Health, California alone has over 231,500 cases reported, with 6,000 deaths in relation to COVID-19.