Newsom recommends bars in Riverside County close amid spike in COVID-19 cases

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Gov. Gavin Newsom proposes $14 billion in budget cuts due to decreased state revenue from the coronavirus. Valley News/Courtesy photo
RIVERSIDE (CNS) - Gov. Gavin Newsom today recommended that bars in Riverside County and several other counties close to prevent further spread of the coronavirus, as California experiences a surge in new cases and evidence of rising community transmission. "NEW: Due to the rising spread of #COVID19, CA is ordering bars to close in Fresno, Imperial, Kern, Kings, Los Angeles, San Joaquin, and Tulare, while recommending they close in Contra Costa, Riverside, Sacramento, San Bernardino, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Stanislaus, & Ventura,'' Newsom tweeted at 12:17 p.m. Riverside County health officials said they were conferring with state officials on how to proceed. "We are working closely with the state to determine next steps regarding bars, including any potential impacts to res
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