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California Closing Again: Bars, Indoor Dining Across The State Ordered To Close

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.

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