Bars closed countywide by public health officer as COVID-19 cases mount

Bars throughout Riverside County were ordered closed Monday, June 29, by the public health officer, dovetailing with an action taken by the governor over the weekend, as the number of known active coronavirus cases countywide increased by 705, and the number of deaths tied to the virus edgedup by two.After Gov. Gavin Newsom Sunday directed that public drinking establishments in seven counties, including Imperial County to the south, be shuttered amid rising COVID-19 infections, Riverside County officials reviewed the California Department of Public Health’s recommendations for closures,culminating in county health officer Dr. Cameron Kaiser’s order to close bars countywide.Kaiser did not cite specific data indicating that exposure risks were greater in drinking establishments,
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