Newsom orders halt to indoor dining, other activities as virus cases spike

California Governor Gavin Newsom
Responding to continued spikes in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations, Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered a halt to indoor dining Wednesday, July 1, and barred other indoor activities at businesses such as wineries, museums and casinos in counties that have been on the state’s COVID-19 “watch list,” including Riverside County.“The bottom line is, the spread of this virus continues at a rate that is particularly concerning,” Newsom said from Sacramento. “We’re seeing parts of the state where we are seeing an increase not only in the total number of positive cases but a significant increase in the total number of people that are getting tested that are testing positive, meaning the positivity rate, not just the total case rate, is beginning to go up to a degree that obviously gen
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