California opens back up, California closes back down… that’s where we are heading according to Governor Gavin Newsom.
In a press conference on Monday, he ordered a halt to indoor activities at certain businesses statewide as cases of coronavirus continue to surge.
Closure includes: gyms, places of worship, malls, personal care services, barbershops, salons, and non-critical offices in counties on the state’s “monitoring list” had to shut down under the new order.
The order affects more than 30 counties which are home to about 80 percent of California’s population.
“We’ve made this point on multiple occasions and that is, we’re moving back into a modification mode of our original stay-at-home order,” Newsom said during his press briefing. “This continues to be a deadly disease.”
As of Monday, California has reported more than 320,000 COVID-19 cases and more than 7,000 deaths, with 23 people dying from the virus since Sunday. Los Angeles County has more than 133,000, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.