BREAKING NEWS: Governor returns many Ventura County businesses and places of worship to lockdown


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Screen shot of Gov. Gavin Newsom announcing Monday, July 13, that some businesses in several counties will be closed again due to the increase in COVID-19 cases.

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced at his livestreamed press conference on Monday that he is again closing gyms, places of worship, malls, hair salons and other personal-care businesses in Ventura County and several other counties due to a spike in COVID-19 cases in the state. 
However, retail stores with outdoor entrances can stay open, according to Ventura County Public Information Officer Ashley Bautista.

The governor's new order, followed by a new order by Ventura County Public Health Officer Dr. Robert Levin, goes into effect on Tuesday, July 14, at 8 a.m.

To read the new Ventura County Public Health order, visit or go directly to:  
His comments were livestreamed on the governor's Facebook page at:
Restaurants will be allowed to continue outdoor dining and provide takeout meals.
The following businesses will be required to close indoor operations:
-Fitness centers
-Worship services
-Indoor protests (the woman who refused to wear a mask in Ojai's Westridge Midtown Market on July 9 said she and others who oppose wearing masks planned to meet inside the Ventura County Hall of Administration on Tuesday, July 14, at 9 a.m. to hold a nondenominational "worship service," where they would sing and assemble without wearing masks or social distancing. She said a similar worship service was held July 7.)

-Offices for nonessential sectors.

-Personal care services, like nail salons, body waxing and tattoo parlors
-Hair salons and barbershops.
All of these businesses may continue to operate outdoor operations.
These closures will be required in 30 counties across the state, including Ventura County, which represent about 80% of the state’s population.
The California Department of Public Health on Monday reported 8,358 new coronavirus cases and 23 new deaths. There are a total of 329,162 cases of coronavirus in California and at least 7,040 people have died from the virus in the state.
There were 373 new cases in Ventura County from Friday through Sunday, according to Ventura County Public Health officials.



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