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Gov. Newsom orders immediate end to indoor dining, other activities due to statewide surge in coronavirus

Original post made on Jul 13, 2020

Indoor activities across California must be reined in as the state combats a resurgence of the COVID-19 coronavirus, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday, impacting restaurants, movie theaters, museums and bars, among other things.


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Posted by resident
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Jul 13, 2020 at 4:42 pm

Really reckless for San Mateo County to push to reopen these businesses, especially places like bars, gyms, and churches where people are close together without masks for extended periods of time. I blame the state government too for letting them get away with it. California averaged 100 COVID deaths per day last week, which is really tragic.


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Posted by another resident
a resident of Menlo Park: The Willows
on Jul 13, 2020 at 5:30 pm

I am glad the governor made this hard decision. It's hard for people, myself included, not to join friends and family for activities we enjoy. If it's allowed by the state, it's extremely hard for individuals to choose not to participate. Asking people to resist social activities that are allowed by the government is asking too much of individuals. It's hard for the government to create these restrictions, and there will certainly be people and groups who protest the restrictions, but it's the burden of our elected officials to create restrictions that are in our collective best interest.


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