Cal­i­for­nia shuts bars, in­door din­ing, most gyms, churches

Chicago Sun-Times - - NATION/WORLD - BY ADAM BEAM AND KATHLEEN RONAYNE

SACRA­MENTO, Calif. — Cal­i­for­nia Gov. Gavin New­som on Mon­day ex­tended the clo­sure of bars and in­door din­ing statewide and or­dered gyms, churches and hair sa­lons closed in most places as coro­n­avirus cases keep ris­ing in the na­tion’s most pop­u­lated state.

On July 1, New­som or­dered 19 coun­ties with a surg­ing num­ber of con­firmed in­fec­tions to close bars and in­door oper­a­tions at restau­rants, winer­ies, zoos and other at­trac­tions.

The Demo­cratic gov­er­nor ex­tended that or­der statewide Mon­day. He also im­posed ad­di­tional re­stric­tions on the 30 coun­ties now with ris­ing num­bers, in­clud­ing the most pop­u­lated of Los An­ge­les and San Diego, by or­der­ing wor­ship ser­vices to stop and gyms, hair sa­lons and in­door malls to shut down.

“The data sug­gests not ev­ery­body is prac­tic­ing com­mon sense,” said New­som.

He didn’t in­clude schools, which are sched­uled to re­sume in a few weeks in much of the state. But Mon­day, the state’s two largest school dis­tricts, San Diego and Los An­ge­les, an­nounced their students would start the school year with on­line learn­ing only.

Gov. Gavin New­som

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