Newsom announces new restrictions in 19 CA counties

“California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday announced new restrictions for 19 counties on the state’s watch list due to the increased spread of COVID-19 and ‘increased concern,'” as the San Francisco Chronicle is reporting.

“Newsom ordered the counties — which include Contra Costa, Santa Clara and Solano in the Bay Area — to halt, or not reopen, indoor operations at restaurants, wineries and tasting rooms, movie theaters, family entertainment centers, zoos, museums and card rooms.

“‘This doesn’t mean restaurants shut down,’ Newsom said. ‘It means we try to take as many activities as we can, these concentrated activities, and move them outdoors, which is a way of mitigating the spread of this virus.’

“Bars in the counties must shut down or remain closed if they had not yet reopened.

“The new orders will remain in effect for at least three weeks.”

The rest of the article is here.

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for 12 years, and he was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News for eight years, among other positions. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing, swimming, and trout fishing in the Sierra.

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