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Newsom: Further restrictions possible if virus threat rises

Virus Outbreak Los Angeles
Posted at 3:17 PM, Jun 29, 2020

California Gov. Gavin Newsom says he could impose further targeted shutdowns of counties or businesses if concerning coronavirus trends continue.

The Democratic governor's Monday remarks come a day after he mandated bars close in seven counties and suggested eight others do the same, including Santa Barbara County.

Of the eight, Sacramento and Riverside counties announced later Monday they would shut down such establishments.

Newsom says the state will step up enforcement of its guidelines and mask order.

At the same time, new guidance allows some nursing home visitation to resume and the state is considering releasing more prisoners early amid prison outbreaks.