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BREAKING: Newsom Shutters All Indoor CA Restaurants, Bars, Theaters, Due to Spike in COVID

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Tt noon today (July 13) Governor Newsom announced that the state is halting all indoor operations for restaurants, wineries, movie theaters, family entertainment, zoos, museums, cardrooms, and bars across California.  Bars and breweries that do not serve food, “must close all operations both indoor and outdoor statewide.”

July 15th in San Francisco and in many cities across CA, was originally a target date for reopening many indoor businesses like hair & nail salons, tattoo and massage parlors and even zoos, indoor museums and outdoor pools.  Newsom, also reminded more stubborn counties that opened businesses like gyms and allowed church services to continue, that they also must close.

Remember this doesn’t apply to restaurants, bars that serve food, and wineries currently serving outdoors.  Newsom is alerting everyone that indoor businesses will not be able to continue serving or reopen yet, despite the tentative scheduled reopening plan presented in June.  The state COVID death toll passed 7,000 this weekend, and there were around 7,000 new reported COVID cases in CA as well.

In cautious cities like San Francisco, nothing much should change, but in counties that allowed indoor dining (like Santa Cruz for example) to reopen earlier, Newsom is ordering them to stop.

CA COVID tracker here.

Full Newsom press conference here:  Oh, and wear a face covering when you leave your house, it may be the law, but it’s also just the right thing to do.

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