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5 of 9 Bay Area Counties Shut Down Gyms, Hair Salons & Churches

CA says no more church services, hair, nail salons or malls in Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, Solano, & Sonoma
By - posted 7/13/2020 No Comment

The state of California closed down many indoor businesses statewide on July 13th, but has also announced a series of closures only for counties on the state’s “watchlist” which currently include Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, Solano, Sonoma

One curious omission from the list of banned indoor activities and businesses we noticed is that on Twitter, there is no mention of protests, but it’s listed on the state’s official roadmap. So we don’t know which is correct and expect a clarification to come soon.

This is an evolving news story and we expect things to change rapidly.

Closures for Counties on Watch List

Counties that have remained on the County Monitoring List for 3 consecutive days will be required to shut down the following industries or activities unless they can be modified to operate outside or by pick-up.

  • Fitness centers
  • Worship services
  • Protests
  • Offices for non-essential sectors
  • Personal care services, like nail salons, body waxing and tattoo parlors
  • Hair salons and barbershops
  • Malls

Which Bay Area Counties are Affected?: Five of the 9 Bay Area counties are currently on the watchlist (having been on the county monitoring list for 3 consecutive days) Contra Costa County, Marin, Napa, Solano, Sonoma

Please note that San Francisco, Alameda, Santa Clara and San Mateo counties are NOT currently on the watchlist as of 7/13/20

Confusion About the Order

  • What Does “3 Consecutive Days” Mean? There has been some confusion over the “3 days” mentioned in the state’s order. We interpret this to mean that the counties have been on the watchlist for 3 consecutive days and so are shutting down indefinitely, but the language is unclear and we expect a clarification soon.


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