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New COVID-19 Retail Restrictions Set in California

New restrictions meant to slow the spread of COVID-19 went into effect this weekend in California, impacting roughly 33 million people in the state, CNN reports.

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Source: The New York Times, Dec. 5

Approximately 27 million residents in San Joaquin Valley and southern California, which includes Los Angeles and San Diego, are currently under a stay-at-home order after the regions’ intensive care unit capacity fell below 15 percent, prompting a mandate from Gov. Gavin Newsom.

The new stay-at-home orders follow a previous stay-at-home order affecting roughly 6 million people within the San Francisco Bay area.
Under the stay-at-home orders, retail businesses may stay open, but must limit their capacity to 20 percent or less, CNN reports.
covid-19 retail restrictions
Source: The New York Times, Dec. 5

In addition, restaurants must stop in-person dining. Gatherings of people from different households are prohibited, except for outdoor religious services and political demonstrations, according to CNN.

Communities under the stay-at-home orders must close hair and nail salons, playgrounds, zoos, museums, card rooms, aquariums and wineries.

The stay-at-home orders will last for three weeks, lawmakers say.

On Dec. 5, California reported more than 25,000 infections of the coronavirus and more than 10,000 hospitalizations.

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