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Newsom orders last call, shuts down bars in Valley counties

Gov. Gavin Newsom declared closing time for the San Joaquin Valley’s bars on Sunday.

Citing a swell of coronavirus cases, Newsom – in consultation with the California Department of Public Health – announced that bars in Fresno, Tulare, Kings, and Kern counties were ordered to close.

Additionally, bars in Stanislaus County were recommended to close by state public health authorities, but were not included in the closure order.

Newsom announced the shutdown – arriving two days after Texas Gov. Greg Abbott similarly shut down the Lone Star State’s bars – via Twitter on Sunday afternoon.

This story will be updated.

The San Joaquin Valley Sun
Staff reports from The San Joaquin Valley Sun staff.