Gov. Newsom rolls back reopening as COVID-19 cases rise

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Gov. Gavin Newsom today ordered California counties, including San Mateo County, to shut down indoor dining, movie theaters, family entertainment centers and bars amid a statewide spike of COVID-19 cases.

Also ordered to close are family entertainment centers, zoos, museums, cardrooms, and bars. Breweries must close both indoor and outdoor operations. Outside dining is still allowed.

“Governor Newsom’s measures further emphasize the need for all of us to do our part in stopping the spread of COVID-19,” Dr. Scott Morrow, San Mateo County Health Officer, said in a statement. “That means wearing a face covering, maintaining social distancing, and limiting our activities. It’s up to us to determine our future.”

On Friday, San Mateo County saw a record 108 new cases, surpassing the previous one-day record of 90 set Friday, July 3. A total of 4,045 cases have been reported in the county.

“The county’s rolling seven-day positivity rate stands at 4.9 percent, below the state average of 7.7 percent,” county officials said.

San Mateo County is not on the COVID-19 watch list. Thirty counties on the list have been ordered by the governor to close gyms, churches, hair salons, malls and other businesses.

For more county COVID-19 data, visit here.