Today, Governor Newsome issued a new mandate for the state as COVID-19 cases continue to surge, threatening to overwhelm hospital capacity. He announced the statewide closure of indoor operations for restaurants, wineries, movie theaters, family entertainment centers, museums, zoos and card rooms beginning today. In addition, all bars, breweries, and brew pubs must close all indoor and outdoor operations statewide. (It is not clear whether bars/breweries that partner with food trucks or restaurants can continue to operate with outdoor seating.)
Because San Diego County is on the state’s Monitoring List with stricter regulations in place, the following businesses also must close fitness centers, houses of worship, non-essential offices, personal care and barber shops, and indoor malls. These closures are indefinite at this time.
County of San Diego officials announced that Helix, a local populations genomics company that has developed a COVID-19 test, will provide up to 2,000 tests per day to the County of San Diego. This additional testing resource will allow the County to continue to offer testing at all currently established sites.
County officials stressed that these new mandates are required because our cases continue to surge, community setting outbreaks are persisting, and our case rate is 137/ 100,000. Because these three trigger numbers have been consistent and/or rising, County officials emphasized it is imperative that all residents follow public health guidelines.
As of July 13, Global cases are 12,984,811 and 570,375 deaths; United States cases are 3,332,685 with 135,379 deaths; California, 326,188 cases with 7,053 deaths. In San Diego County, there are 20,348 cases and 422 deaths. There have been 2,052 residents admitted to the hospital with 538 of those admitted to the ICU. As of July 12, there are 2,614 cases in Chula Vista.
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