San Bernardino County Mandated to Close Certain Indoor Business Operations
Earlier this week Governor Gavin Newsom announced immediate mandated restrictions on certain indoor business operations in 19 California counties, including San Bernardino.
In his televised press conference, the Governor said the state had almost 6,000 new cases in a single day and more than 100 deaths. He also said the state has seen a 51% increase in hospitalizations and 47% increase in ICU admissions over the past two weeks.
These troubling trends are what led the state to order the closing of indoor operations for restaurants; movie theaters; family entertainment centers; wineries, breweries and tasting rooms; card rooms; and zoos and museums in addition to the closure of bars.
“Your Board of Supervisors discussed the possibility of new restrictions, and while we’re disappointed in the mandate, it’s not entirely surprising based on our County’s spike in cases and hospitalizations,” said Board of Supervisors Chairman Curt Hagman. “We simply have to do better in the fight against this virus. It is still not the time to get together with friends and extended families. And wearing masks while in public really has to become second nature.”
The restrictions will be in place for at least three weeks before the state will reevaluate the situation.