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California cardrooms get shut down again by governor

13 July 2020

California Governor Gavin Newsom ordered several sectors to once again shut down on Monday afternoon, including all cardrooms in the state. In addition, bars, both indoor and outdoor, will be forced to close down statewide. along with indoor operations at wineries, tasting rooms, movie theaters, family entertainment centers, zoos and museums. Restaurants must cease indoor operations, but outdoor dining and takeout are still allowed. Here is the message posted on the state's website: California is monitoring COVID-19 closely in each local community and keeping the public informed. We’re teaming up with counties to fight it with every tool we have: current local data, testing, contact tracing, infection control, emergency supplies, containment measures, and more. Counties should be ready to restore limitations if outbreaks increase. The State Public Health Officer may take action if needed. Effective July 13, 2020, ALL counties must close indoor operations in these sectors: Dine-in restaurants Wineries and tasting rooms Movie theaters Family entertainment centers (for example: bowling alleys, miniature golf, batting cages and arcades) Zoos and museums Cardrooms Additionally, bars, brewpubs, breweries, and pubs must close all operations both indoor and outdoor statewide. Counties that have remained on the County Monitoring List for 3 consecutive days will be required to shut down the following industries or activities unless they can be modified to operate outside or by pick-up. Fitness centers Worship services Protests Offices for non-essential sectors Personal care services, like nail salons, body waxing and tattoo parlors Hair salons and barbershops Malls

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