Effective immediately,the California Public Health is now requiring counties that have been on the County Monitoring List for at least 3 days to move certain sectors outdoors or close. Newsom did say businesses can stay open if they move them outdoors.
The announcement came at the noon press conference where California broke a single day record of coronavirus infections with 6,367 cases. In response, the Governor kept his promise to “toggle back” reopening by ordering certain businesses to close indoor operations.
This applies to the following counties:
- Contra Costa
- San Bernardino
- San Joaquin
- Santa Barbara
- Santa Clara
4th of July Weekend:
- counties with mandatory closures should consider cancelling fire work shows
- Californians should not gather with people you do not live with
- Avoid crowds
Newsom said they will go after people who are thumbing their nose at this and said it was more than wearing a mask, but rather health and safety. In total, there will be 7 agencies involved with enforcement.
- Teams will target non-compliant workplaces
- Strike Teams include: ABC, CalOSHA, Dept. of Business Oversight, Dept. of Consumer Affairs, CHP
- Teams will build partnership with local public health department and businesses
COVID Statewide Numbers
The California Department of Public Health Tuesday announced the most recent statistics on COVID-19. California’s positivity rate – a key indicator of community spread – is trending modestly upward in the 14-day average. Hospitalization rates are also trending upwards in the 14-day average. California has 222,917 confirmed cases to date. Numbers may not represent true day-over-day change as reporting of test results can be delayed. There have been 4,167,139 tests conducted in California. As testing capacity continues to increase across the state, an increase in the number of positive cases has been expected – increasing the importance of positivity rates to find signs of community spread. There have been 5,980 COVID-19 deaths since the start of the pandemic