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Newsom orders bars to close in Kern, several other counties amid rising COVID cases

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Posted at 12:40 PM, Jun 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-29 10:06:34-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — California Governor Gavin Newsom on Sunday ordered bars in Kern County to close due to the increased spread of COVID-19.

"Due to the rising spread of #COVID19, CA is ordering bars to close in Fresno, Imperial, Kern, Kings, Los Angeles, San Joaquin, and Tulare," the Governor said in a tweet.

Newsom also recommended bars close in Contra Costa, Riverside, Sacramento, San Bernardino, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Stanislaus, & Ventura counties.

Bars were initially allowed to open in mid-June, as the state moved further into phase 3 of reopening.