The Sacramento County Health Department is taking the recommendation of California health officials and closing down bars to slow the spread of COVID-19. The revised County Public Health Order was issued Monday and removes bars from a list of currently approved activities. The change goes into affect at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, June 29th.
Sacramento County becomes the 8th county in the state to shutdown bars following a recent spike in the number of people infected with the virus. Over the weekend, Governor Gavin Newsom said he and his coronavirus team saw data that justified ordering the closure of bars in seven counties. The seven counties receiving closure orders on Sunday included Fresno, Imperial, Kern, Kings, Los Angeles, San Joaquin, and Tulare. Sacramento was among the counties to get a recommendation to shutdown bars.
With the 4th of July this weekend, Sacramento County officials are also reminding residents that indoor gatherings of any size with people outside of your household are prohibited by both local and state health orders. There have been multiple instances documented in recent days and weeks in which people from the same family but separate households chose to have large gathers in small spaces. Health officials said those and other kinds of get togethers are a big reason for recent spikes in the COVID-19.