California Gov. Gavin Newsom issued a strict set of restrictions Monday for the entire state.
The new restrictions close bars, movie theaters, wineries, museums and cardrooms in all counties – similar to the restrictions for counties on the more stringent “monitoring list,” including San Benito.
San Benito and other counties on that list will have to close worship services, fitness centers, personal care, salons and barbershops, malls and other non-esssential offices.
According to the state press release:
California is monitoring COVID-19 closely in each local community and keeping the public informed. We’re teaming up with counties to fight it with every tool we have: current local data, testing, contact tracing, infection control, emergency supplies, containment measures, and more.
Counties should be ready to restore limitations if outbreaks increase. The State Public Health Officer may take action if needed.
Effective July 13, 2020, ALL counties must close indoor operations in these sectors:
- Dine-in restaurants
- Wineries and tasting rooms
- Movie theaters
- Family entertainment centers (for example: bowling alleys, miniature golf, batting cages and arcades)
- Zoos and museums
Additionally, bars, brewpubs, breweries, and pubs must close all operations both indoor and outdoor statewide.
Counties that have remained on the County Monitoring List for 3 consecutive days will be required to shut down the following industries unless they can be modified to operate outside or by pick-up.
- Fitness centers
- Worship services
- Offices for non-essential sectors
- Personal care services, like nail salons, body waxing and tattoo parlors
- Hair salons and barbershops
The following counties have remained on the County Monitoring List for 3 consecutive days:
- Contra Costa
- Los Angeles
- San Benito
- San Bernardino
- San Diego
- San Joaquin
- Santa Barbara