Governor Rolls Back Reopening of Businesses
By edhat staff
Governor Gavin Newsom announced Monday that several business sectors will once again shut down due to concerns over increasing COVID-19 cases.
Statewide closures of some indoor operations have been ordered effective immediately as well as additional indoor closures for all counties on the state's watch list, including Santa Barbara and Ventura counties.
Statewide indoor closures include restaurants, bars and breweries, wineries & tasting rooms, movie theaters, family entertainment centers, zoos and museums, and cardrooms. County watch-list indoor closures include fitness centers, places of worship, indoor protests, offices for non-critical infrastructure sectors, personal care services, hair salons and barbershops, and malls.
Regarding restaurants, outdoor dining and takeout are still allowed.
"We've made this point on multiple occasions and that is we're moving back into a modification mode of our original stay-at-home order," Newsom said.
There are currently 31 counties, approximately 80% of the state's population, on the state's monitoring list.
California reported 109,910 new cases of COVID-19 and 1,104 deaths in the last two weeks. Overall the state has more than 320,000 COVID-19 cases and more than 7,000 deaths.
The latest case count within Santa Barbara County will be posted this evening.