California Gov Orders Bars To Close In Seven Counties

The Sacramento Bee reports:

Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered bars to close in seven California counties Sunday because of escalating coronavirus rates, and recommended closures in eight others, including Sacramento.

Bar closures are required in Los Angeles, Fresno, Imperial, Kern, Kings, San Joaquin and Tulare. Bar closures are recommended for Sacramento, Contra Costa, Riverside, San Bernardino, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Stanislaus and Ventura.

Closures are mandated in counties that have been on the state’s COVID-19 watch list for more than two weeks. Newsom is recommending but not requiring closures in counties that have been on the watch list for at least three days but not a full two weeks.