News Alert: California: Governor Gavin Newsom orders certain sectors to close indoor operations in several counties, including San Bernardino County.

Source: Office of the Governor of California Gavin Newsom (Information and Press Release):

California: Governor Gavin Newsom ordered on Wednesday, July 1st, 2020 certain sectors to close indoor operations in several counties, including in Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties.

The announcement came during a press conference update on the COVID-19, and comes just days away from Independence Day 2020 Weekend.

Effective immediately, California is instructing certain sectors to close indoor operations for all counties that have been on the state’s watch list for three consecutive days.

These affected sectors include restaurants, wineries, movie theaters, family entertainment centers, zoos, museums and cardrooms.

The order will last for the next three weeks in all counties that have been on the state’s watch list for at least three days.

“This doesn’t mean restaurants shut down. It means we’re trying to take activities, as many activities as we can, these mixed activities, concentrated activities, and move them outdoors,” said California Governor Gavin Newsom.

California Governor Gavin Newsom is asking residents to avoid crowds and not to gather with anyone not in their households.

California Governor Gavin Newsom also announced the state established an enforcement strike team which will include Alcoholic Beverage Control, CalOSHA, Department of Business Oversight, Department of Consumer Affairs, and the California Highway Patrol.

The team will target non-compliant workplaces, aiming to get voluntary compliance.

If individual counties are falling short of enforcing requirements, they could face a loss of state funding.

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