California Closes Back Down As COVID-19 Cases Rise

California Governor Gavin Newsom on Monday ordered the closure of indoor businesses across the state, including restaurants, bars, wineries, movie theaters, zoos and museums as coronavirus cases continue to surge in the state.

"This virus is not going away anytime soon," he said. "I hope all of us recognize that if we were still connected to some notion that somehow when it gets warm it's going to go away or somehow it's going to take summer months or weekends off, this virus has done neither."

California's two largest school districts in Los Angeles and San Diego counties announced on Monday that they will offer online classes when the school year starts this fall. In a joint statement, the districts said they will plan for in-person learning when health conditions allow.

Governor Newsom's announcement comes as California reported 8,460 new cases of COVID-19, according to July 11 data from the state's health department. The state now has a total of 320,804 positive cases, and 1,833 of the patients required intensive care. There have been a total of 7,017 deaths in California so far.

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