SACRAMENTO, Calif. —Places of worship, hair salons and other businesses are closing again after Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday rolled back the state's reopening amid an increase in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.
Thirty counties the state is monitoring are now required to close indoor operations for the following:
Places of worship
Offices for non-critical sectors
Personal care services
Hair salons and barbershops
Those 30 counties comprise an estimated 80% of California's population. Among them are Sacramento, San Joaquin, Solano, Solano, Stanislaus, Sutter, Yolo and Yuba counties.
Additionally, Newsom is requiring all California counties -- if they haven't already -- to close indoor operations for the following sectors:
Movie theaters, family entertainment
Bars must close all operations, Newsom said.
“In many parts of our state, we’re still seeing an increase in the positivity rate, the community transmission, we’re seeing an increase in the spread of the virus. So that’s why it’s incumbent upon all of us to recognize, soberly, that COVID-19 is not going away anytime soon,” Newsom said.
In the past seven days, there was an average of 8,211 new cases, according to Newsom. COVID-19 hospitalizations increased 28% over the past two weeks.