Governor Gavin Newsom California Covid-19 Update

Some businesses that had been reopened in Riverside County and elsewhere in California, are closed again, due to the rapid spread of the Covid-19 virus.

Governor Gavin Newsom announcing the latest restrictions on businesses in 19 of the state’s 58 counties.

70% of California’s population lives in those 19 counties.

Riverside County is among those 19 counties.

So are San Bernardino and  Los Angeles counties.

The following businesses cannot operate any indoor activity. Those businesses that cannot move activities outside, must close.

The new restrictions apply to:

–Restaurants–no indoor dining; Only outdoor patio dining, take-out or delivery.

–Wineries, bars, taverns, and tasting rooms are closed

–Movie theaters-closed.  Drive-in movie theaters can open

–Family entertainment centers-closed

— Zoos and museums-closed


California officials are in contact with California’s Tribal Administrations, including those that operate gaming operations.

Currently, as of 10 a-m Thursday, July 2nd, 2020, all local casinos are open in the Coachella Valley and the High Desert and the Inland Empire.

“We all have a responsibility in slowing this disease. We will follow the governor’s directive and expect all residents, visitors and business owners to do so as well,” said Riverside County Board of Supervisors Chairman V. Manuel Perez, Fourth District Supervisor. “Let’s all do our part to stay safe by wearing face coverings, keeping our distance from others, and not attending social gatherings.”

The new rules come as residents prepare to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday and follow an order issued Monday, June 29th, 2020 by Riverside County Public Health Officer Dr. Cameron Kaiser to close bars to slow the spread of the virus.

Riverside County health officials remind all residents there is still a statewide stay at home order in effect and social gatherings are known places where the disease is spread. Residents and visitors should celebrate the holiday at home – without visitors.

Riverside County officials also remind residents to get screened at one of the many coronavirus testing sites located throughout the region. More than 230,000 tests have been conducted in Riverside County so far. For more information on testing, click  

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