California Governor Suspends Indoor Dining At Los Angeles Restaurants Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

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Effective immediately, California Public Health is requiring counties that have been on the County Monitoring List for at least 3 days to move certain sectors outdoors or close. San Diego County is not on that list.

There are 19 counties on the monitoring list.

The affected counties are Contra Costa, Fresno, Glenn, Imperial, Kern, Kings, Los Angeles, Merced, Orange, Riverside, Sacramento, San Bernardino, San Joaquin, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Solano, Stanislaus, Tulare, and Ventura.

Before making the announcement, Gov. Newsom said, "the coronavirus case increase is at a rate that is particularly concerning".

The strike teams - which will consist of members from the state's Alcohol Beverage Control, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Highway Patrol and other departments - will target "non-compliant workplaces".

Gavin Newsom's order will remain in place for at least three weeks and also affects bars, wineries, movie theaters, museums and other businesses.

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"This doesn't mean restaurants are shut down", Newsom said.

Ahead of the July 4 holiday, the state is also encouraging counties on the state watch list to cancel all fireworks shows.

Bars in Los Angeles county were ordered to close last weekend, barely a week after re-opening. He stated he is not mandating the closure of beaches but will be modifying parking facility operations and closing them to traffic throughout southern California and parts of Monterey, Santa Cruz and farther north. Some counties have already moved to cancel fireworks displays over the weekend.

There is widespread concern among lawmakers in the state that the pandemic could worsen as people celebrate the July Fourth Holiday over the weekend - much like it did when people crowded beaches and outdoor spots during the Memorial Day weekend.

Governor Gavin Newsom says that more information will be released this afternoon regarding new steps created to crack down on people ignoring health warnings about large social gatherings.

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