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Newsom tightens grip, rolls back reopening in Valley counties

Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered several sectors to once again shut down Monday amid an increasingly concerning coronavirus surge.

Bars, both indoor and outdoor, will be forced to close down statewide. Restaurants are being told to cease indoor operations. Outdoor dining and takeout are still allowed.

All counties also have to close all indoor operations at wineries, tasting rooms, movie theaters, family entertainment centers, zoos, museums and cardrooms.

In counties on the state’s watch list — including Fresno, Tulare, Kings, and Madera counties — even more businesses are being required to close their doors. That includes gyms, hair salons, barbershops, other personal care services, indoor malls, offices in non-critical sectors, and places of worship.

Kern County has been removed from the state’s watch list and is not subject to the added restrictions.

Here’s more from KABC.

Staff reports from The San Joaquin Valley Sun staff.