California seniors asked to stay home; wineries and bars to close

Mar 15, 2020

Governor Gavin Newsom announced Sunday afternoon he is directing Californians aged 65-and-older and the chronically ill to stay home and self-isolate in the face of widening transmission of the coronavirus statewide. Officials are barring visits to hospitals and senior centers, except for end-of-life visits.

Additionally, all bars, nightclubs, wineries and brewpubs are to close, "for now," Newsom said.

Restaurants across the state are not being told to close just yet, but are being directed to reduce capacity to 50% and practice more social distancing for patrons, spacing them at least 6 feet apart. Newsom said restaurants need to stay open so that they can provide food for delivery to those who can’t access grocery stores or prepare food for themselves.

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