California has back-tracked on reopening the economy amid the rising coronavirus infections in the state.
Gov. Gavin Newsom announced more closures in the Golden State, officially closing indoor businesses and operations statewide as of July 13. California has reported close to 8,400 new cases, and the state has more than 329,000 positive cases, with over 7,000 deaths.
Hospitalizations have also increased 28% over the past 2 weeks.
Among those closed in at least 30 counties — including Los Angeles, San Diego, Santa Barbara and Sacramento — are indoor restaurant operations, hair/nail salons, wineries/tasting rooms, movie theaters, bars, gyms/fitness centers, and places of worship.
Fil-Am barbershop owner Derrick Pescon is appreciative that San Mateo County is allowing them to continue operating.
While the shop is once again generating income — Pescon said most of their clients have not returned yet.
Pescon said he was not surprised by Governor Newsom’s new restrictions – given the increase in coronavirus cases, but remains optimistic.
Pescon said so far no one from his staff or their customers have had any problems with the new safety precautions they implemented in the shop.