California Goes Back Under Lockdown as Coronavirus Cases Surge

In a reversal of loosened restrictions, California is now re-closing all of its indoor operations and businesses in the hope of putting a halt to the recent uptick in Coronavirus cases statewide, according to CNBC.

The businesses impacted include all bars and the indoor operations at restaurants, wineries, and tasting rooms as well as movie theaters, family entertainment centers, zoos, museums, and card rooms, California Governor Gavin Newsom said.

However, all of them will still be able to maintain their outdoor operations if possible, with the exception of bars.

Newsom also ordered fitness centers to close and worship centers, personal care services, malls, offices, hair salons, and barbershops for all counties on the monitoring list for three or more consecutive days. A total of 31 counties are on California’s monitoring list, which represents 80 percent of the population statewide. 

Newsom said the data indicates “not everyone is acting with common sense.”

“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, according to ABC7 News.

California hospitals have recently reported an increase in coronavirus patients with the number growing 28 percent over a period of two weeks. The state had 8,358 new coronavirus cases on Sunday.

California has more than 329,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases, and more than 7,000 people have died.