UPDATE, 4:20 PM: Sheriff Honsal: “It is advisable to wait” to implement the governor’s new COVID-19 closures
Original post: California Governor Gavin Newsom today ordered many state companies to close due to spikes in new coronavirus cases and hospitalizations. During a Monday afternoon briefing, Newsom announced nationwide restrictions on closing bars and stopping indoor operations in restaurants, family entertainment centers, zoos and museums, wineries, and card rooms.
Outdoor dining and takeaway are still allowed. The governor also ordered 30 counties, gyms, churches, hair salons, shopping centers and other shops to be closed LA Times, but Humboldt is not one of these counties.
This restriction is lifted just a month after government officials said restaurants, retail stores, bars, services, and gyms could be reopened with changes in counties that comply with state guidelines.
On June 23, Humboldt County paved the way for most companies to reopen with certification from the Emergency Operations Center. Now many of the companies that have reopened their doors have to close them again.
The governor did not offer a schedule or an estimated duration for the new closings.
Check out the full briefing below: