Local sectors close indoor operations as Kern County remains on state monitoring list

Posted at 1:22 PM, Jul 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-24 16:22:05-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Gov. Gavin Newsom's closure orders are taking effect, forcing more Kern County sectors to either close or move operations outside.

Kern County has failed to meet the state metrics for a sixth day according to public health, meaning it will now be affected by the governor's July 13 closure order.

This order applies to gyms, houses of worship, offices for non-critical sectors, personal care services, that includes hair salons, barbershops, and indoor shopping malls. These sectors may remain in operation as long as they do so outdoors.

Shops that offer tattoos, piercings and electrolysis may not be operated outdoors and must close.