As coronavirus cases surge in California, Governor Gavin Newsom on Monday announced a sweeping rollback to the state’s reopening:
“We are effectively, rather effective today, requiring all counties to close their indoor activities, their indoor operations in the following sectors: restaurants, wineries, tasting rooms, movie theatres, family entertainment centers, zoos and museums, card rooms and the shuttering of all bars.”
Newsom, on Monday, also ordered the closure of churches, gyms and hair salons in the hardest-hit counties.
Several counties are experiencing strains to their hospital systems as cases mount.
(NEWSOM): “Yesterday in the latest reporting period we had 8358 cases... You’re seeing hospitalization numbers increase 28 percent over a two week period.”
The surge in cases has also prompted two of California's largest school districts with over 700,000 students - Los Angeles and San Diego - to announce that all learning will be online-only when classes resume in a few weeks.
In a joint statement, Monday, the school districts said quote: "The skyrocketing infection rates of the past few weeks make it clear the pandemic is not under control.”