Following an upsurge in COVID-19 cases in California, orders have been given to shutter all indoor dining, museums, zoos and significantly – houses of worship.
By Anash.org reporter
As the number of COVID-19 cases rapidly rise in California, Governor Gavin Newsom announced statewide restrictions on Monday to close all indoor dining, museums, zoos and significantly – houses of worship.
Shuls and Chabad Houses across the state, which had been able to reopen are now forced to close their doors once again.
“We’re continuing to see hospitalizations rise and we continue to see an increase in the rate of positivity in the state,” Newsome said. As a result, “We are moving back into a ‘modification mode’ of our original stay-at-home order. This is a new statewide action, effective today.”
Under the new order, the most populous counties are also forced to close gyms, hair salons, malls and other businesses.
As of Monday, California had more than 326,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and more than 7,000 total deaths, according to the Los Angeles Times’ tracker.
The closures will remain in effect “until the State Public Health Officer determines it is appropriate to modify the order based on public health conditions.”