Gov. Newsom Lays Out New Restrictions for California; 19 Counties Ahead of July 4 Weekend

Increased COVID-19 cases in California lead to tighter guidlines this weekend

July 1, 2020
A sign explains the new rules at Lulu California Bistro in Palm Springs, June 12, 2020.

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Governor Gavin Newsom used his daily press conference on Wednesday to layout new restrictions and guidelines for the state of California and 19 affected counties ahead of the long July 4 weekend. 

Specific businesses, including restaurants, wineries and tasting rooms, museums and movie theaters, were ordered to cease indoor operations. These businesses that can have operation outside can continue. 

Sacramento county bars were ordered to close by the county heath department on Monday and will remain close. Other California counties ordered bars to close include Fresno, Imperial, Kern, Kings, Los Angeles, San Joaquin, Tulare, Contra Costa, Riverside, Sacramento, San Bernardino, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Stanislaus and Ventura.

Governor Newsom also announced all beach parking facilities in Southern California and the Bay Area will be closed this weekend. In counties that decide to close local beaches, the state will follow suit and close local state beaches. Lastly, most state parks will remain open as long as social distance requirements are followed. 

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