California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Monday that effective immediately, indoor businesses statewide will need to close their doors as well as additional indoor operations in all 58 counties that have been on the monitoring list.

The order comes as California sees a surge in coronavirus cases. California has reported nearly 110,000 confirmed cases of the coronavirus within the last 14 days, according to the governor’s website. It has also seen over 1,100 deaths in that same time period.

Overall, California has a total of 329,162 confirmed cases of the coronavirus. The total number of COVID-19 deaths has reached 7,040 people.

Newsom’s statewide closure order applies to all restaurants, bars, breweries, wineries and tasting rooms, movie theaters, family entertainment centers, zoos, museums, and cardrooms. Bars must cease all operations both indoors and outdoors statewide.

The 58 county closures also include indoor operations such as fitness centers, places of worship, indoor protests, offices for non-critical infrastructure, personal care services, hair salons and barbershops, malls, as well as family entertainment centers, such as bowling alleys, miniature golf, batting cages and arcades. Those businesses have been on the monitoring list for three consecutive days.

Outdoor operations may continue on its indoor closure businesses if they can do so safely, the order from Newsom said.

On July 1, Newsom ordered business closures for 30 counties, extending it to all 58 counties on Monday.

As the state grapples with reopening and reducing the number of confirmed coronavirus cases, California has seen its hospitalizations rise by 28% over the past two weeks.

Nearly 1.5 million California residents have taken a coronavirus test, according to the governor’s website.

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