Governor Rolls Back Reopening of Businesses

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Governor Gavin Newsom (courtesy photo)
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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.

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macpuzl Jul 14, 2020 12:00 AM
Governor Rolls Back Reopening of Businesses

The epidemiological data clearly show that the states that opened up earlier and to a greater degree have surges that track those actions, not any protests. Protests contribute, but only to a minor degree compared to prolonged indoor contact.

420722 Jul 13, 2020 10:47 PM
Governor Rolls Back Reopening of Businesses

Hooray- protesters have led us back into a total shutdown and the last four months have a been a total waste- - and now we get to do it again.

xpander Jul 13, 2020 03:43 PM
Governor Rolls Back Reopening of Businesses

This is very unfortunate yet not at all surprising given how many people are being selfish in regards to trying to mitigate the spread of the virus (non-mask wearing, non-social distancing, etc). I do feel bad for the many kids who are having to re-adjust to life as we currently know it. On another note, I would be interested to know how many (if any at all) new cases have come from any of the local tattoo shops.I would guess 0. My artist has been appointment only for years now, the space is small and it's always one-on-one. No foot traffic, like some of the others on State with countless walk-ins and lookey-loos. You would think these shops would be allowed to stay open over say, a gym.

LooseCannon Jul 13, 2020 04:14 PM
Governor Rolls Back Reopening of Businesses

Disappointed that the YMCA is closing again. The staff have done a remarkable job keeping the place clean and sanitary. Masks are required upon entry. There's hand sanitizer everywhere. Showers and lockers are closed. I nip and out of the place to swim in the pool. The vaccine can't survive in chlorinated water. I don't see how swimming at the pool is any more dangerous than, say, shopping at Trader Joe's. Seems like Santa Barbara is being punished because the numbers are high in Santa Maria. What a bore.

Abc109 Jul 13, 2020 07:26 PM
Governor Rolls Back Reopening of Businesses

Especially since there are 5 cases (so far) among employees at Chumash. The majority of their employees are bused in from Santa Maria and Lompoc, which are the main hotspots of the county. If the 'Mash thinks that they are not contributing to community spread, they have another thing coming

a-1594678317 Jul 13, 2020 03:11 PM
Governor Rolls Back Reopening of Businesses

WHATSNEW - the Chumash Casino is open for one reason and one reason alone. Greed. The right thing for a sovereign native american business to do, would be to comply with what all other local business must do. Shame on the Casino for staying open. This is one of the many culprits behind our schools staying closed in the fall. All those who are open unnecessarily and refuse to wear masks or take any social responsibility are the direct cause of our children losing out on a normal life. Disgusting.

a-1594675110 Jul 13, 2020 02:18 PM
Governor Rolls Back Reopening of Businesses

I freakin' told all you anti-mask bozos so! Thanks! Now our kids are going to miss out on school and sports and a normal life even longer! Screw your haircuts and bars, our children are missing out on life right now! Your selfishness is cowardly, disgusting and I'd say "anti-American" bud sadly, this what our country has devolved into. A pack of selfish, hateful fools. This is all on YOU.

a-1594759332 Jul 14, 2020 01:42 PM
Governor Rolls Back Reopening of Businesses

Anti-maskers are not the reason the schools are not opening. Listen to the long list of demands and criteria made by the teachers union rep to the school board. I think the teachers union is trying to deflect the argument away from themselves. When is their pay getting docked and when will one online teacher replace 10 classroom teachers for the same grades? We could use the extra money to clean up the school buildings and build in protection equipment. Kids need to be back in school and it is clear from reading their arguments, the teachers union is blocking this all the way. Keep an open mind. Science says open the classrooms, board claim they will follow the science, yet the teachers union is digging and saying no. And the board is capitulating to the teachers unions. Instead the board should be telling the teachers unions to come back to work or else they are in violation of their contract. Plenty of qualified college grads out there who would be more than willing to take any new open positions left vacant by the teachers who refuse to return to the classrooms.

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