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California Rolls Back Statewide Stay-At-Home Orders Once Again | Gyms, Churches, Salons & More Must Close In San Diego County

July 13, 2020

At his press briefing today, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced that the state will be rolling back stay-at-home orders, citing continually increasing COVID-19 cases. All indoor activities around the state now have to cease at restaurants, breweries, wineries and more. In addition, San Diego is one of 30 counties that also must close additional sectors, including fitness centers, offices of non-critical businesses, places of worship, indoor malls, and personal care services.

Governor Newsom today announced the statewide toggling back of stay-at-home orders for indoor operations at dine-in restaurants (outdoor, pick up or drive-through can occur), wineries, tasting rooms, movie theaters, family entertainment centers, card rooms, museums and zoos. Bars and breweries that do not serve food must also close throughout California. San Diego had already been under such an order since July 7.


Because San Diego County continues to be on the state's county Monitoring List, along with 80% of the rest of the state, new restrictions have been imposed to battle further spread of the coronavirus. These new mandates requires new business types to cease operations including fitness centers, worship services & churches, offices for non-critical sectors, personal care services, salons & barber shops, and indoor malls. Outdoor operations can occur under a tent, canopy or other sun shelter but only if the sides are not closed and there is sufficient outdoor air movement. It was also announced today that San Diego County public schools would continue to be remote-only starting with the new school year in August. San Diego County has had 18 community outbreaks over the past week, more than double the state's acceptable threshold.


San Diego County Board of Supervisors announced 419 new COVID-19 cases reported today with no new deaths. Supervisor Nathan Fletcher clarified that new restrictions would begin at 12:01am on Wednesday, July 15, which would further require the closure of gyms and fitness, indoor malls, places of worship, non-critical and non-infrastructure businesses, and personal care services such as hair centers, nail salons, tattoo parlors, massage, etc. Indoor operations at dine-in restaurants (outdoor, pick up or drive-through can occur), wineries, tasting rooms, movie theaters, family entertainment centers, card rooms, museums and zoos were initially required to cease operations for 3 weeks but now the mandate "is until further notice."

This is a developing story. We will update this post as we learn more.