California Gov. Gavin Newsom has ordered a second shutdown of restaurants and indoor businesses in over 19 counties that have seen a recent surge in coronavirus cases.
Newsom made the announcement last week, saying the counties had been on the state’s “watch list,” according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
“We’ve seen increased activity where people simply aren’t able to practice social distancing,” Newsom reportedly said at a briefing on Wednesday. “When we talk about this dimmer switch, it’s not an on-and-off switch. It’s based upon local conditions.”
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Counties impacted include Los Angeles, Orange, Sacramento, Stanislaus, Fresno, Glenn, Imperial, Kern, Kings, Merced, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Joaquin, Santa Barbara, Tulare and Ventura counties.