California Governor Orders Los Angeles Bars to Close

  • California Governor Orders Los Angeles Bars to Close

California Governor Orders Los Angeles Bars to Close

The announcement comes as Sacramento County recorded its highest single-day coronavirus count since the county began keeping records at the end of February.

Sacramento County Director of Health Services Peter Beilenson said much of the increase in cases has been traced to bars and family gatherings.

Newsom said the prospect of family gatherings, not just bars or demonstrations, this weekend has health officers anxious about the continued spread of the coronavirus.

Meanwhile, Newsom said the coronavirus is still circulating in California and it's even growing stronger in some parts of the state.

As bars across seven counties in California are now required to close, Governor Gavin Newsom indicates that these types of actions could become more common if cases continue to spike across the state. The county recorded 228 new coronavirus cases on Monday, bringing the overall numbers to 3,004.

Los Angeles County health officials say 500,000 Angelenos filled local bars and restaurants the following day, upending expectations that residents would take the reopening cautiously.

Health officials have said the decision was based on data related to the surge in COVID-19 cases as well as hospitalization and transmission rates.

Imperial County has 6,041 confirmed cases, 81 death. Four more counties were just added to the list today, Solano, Merced, Orange and Glenn. A half-dozen county sheriffs have said they would not enforce the mask order.

San Diego County, among the state's most populous, will close its bars Wednesday despite not being on either list. On June 23 the county reported 131 new cases. With the virus seemingly contained, the naval hospital ship departed in May.

"This is a time to hunker down, back in your home, whenever possible", she said.