SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — California is taking a big step backwards and ordering many sectors to across the state to close again as coronavirus cases spike.

On Monday, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that the state was seeing concerning increases in hospitalizations and coronavirus patients in intensive care units.

Due to the rising numbers, Newsom ordered that bars all across the state must close. Previously, only bars in counties on the state’s watch list were ordered to close. However, on Monday, that mandate came to all 58 counties.

Indoor dining, wineries, movie theaters, entertainment centers, zoos, museums and cardrooms must close in across California as well.

According to the governor’s office, the closures will remain in effect “until the State Public Health Officer determines it is appropriate to modify the order based on public health conditions.”

More restrictions will be in place for the now 30 counties that are on the state’s watch list. In those counties, the following activities are being ordered to close their indoor operations: fitness centers, places of worship, non-critical offices, personal care services, hair salons, barbershops and malls.

Many counties in Northern California are on that watch list, including: Colusa, Contra Costa, Fresno, Glenn, Madera, Marin, Merced, Monterey, Napa, Placer, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Sutter, Yolo and Yuba.

Newsom stressed that people should remember that the coronavirus will not be going away anytime soon until there is a vaccine or effective therapy.

Comments (5)
  1. Terry says:

    The Governor does not have the authority to do this only the state and county health officers can… He can direct them to issue an order, but absent an order from the health department this is just hot air.

    1. Ravyynn says:

      Terry, try doing a fact check before you make a statement like that. He absolutely does have the authority per the 10th Amendment. “U.S. governors have the authority to manage emergencies within their state, as granted by the Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution as well as existing statutes passed by respective state legislatures”

  2. Susie Hopson says:

    How come your winery is not closed in northern California and your closing everyone else???

    1. Hi there says:

      “everyone” else isn’t closed. There are wineries that are still open dependent on their location, some near me are open and were open on the 4th. his winery is in a county that isn’t on the watch-list based on the number of covid cases. Here’s an article I found when I was curious. https://www.kget.com/health/coronavirus/ask-17-why-is-the-winery-founded-by-gov-newsom-still-open/

  3. Maggie S says:

    cardamoms must close? really? hmm

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