State Orders Additional Action to Slow COVID-19 Community Transmission

On Wednesday, Governor Gavin Newsom and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced actions required of 19 counties on the County Monitoring List for three consecutive days or more, including closing indoor operations for specified sectors which promote the mixing of populations beyond households and make adherence to physical distancing and wearing face coverings difficult. The guidance issued by the state applies for a minimum of three weeks and is subject to extension based on epidemiological indicators.

The state is requiring that indoor activities in the following sectors cease immediately:

  • Indoor Dine-in Restaurants
  • Indoor Wineries and Tasting Rooms
  • Indoor Family Entertainment Centers
  • Indoor Movie Theaters
  • Indoor Zoos and Museums
  • Indoor Cardrooms

Notably, the 19 jurisdictions covered by the state’s guidance represent approximately 72 percent of the state’s population. Additional information from CDPH is available here.