A Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom is forcing beer and alcohol rooms to close their doors once again to help contain the deadly Asian disease.
Newsom has ordered bars in several parts of the Golden State to return to lockdown in a bid to curb the rising number of CCP (Chinese Communist Party) Virus infections.
“Due to the rising spread of COVID-19 [CCP Virus], California is ordering bars to close in Fresno, Imperial, Kern, Kings, Los Angeles, San Joaquin, and Tulare,” he said on Twitter.
The governor also advised establishments in other counties to strongly consider whether to voluntarily shut down their businesses too.
“[We are] recommending they close in Contra Costa, Riverside, Sacramento, San Bernardino, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Stanislaus, and Ventura,” he said.
California recorded more than 216,000 people who were infected by the CCP Virus and 5,930 have already died from the disease, according to the Worldometer website. More than 58,000 Californians have recovered so far.
Democratic LA Mayor Eric Garcetti supported Newsom’s crackdown against the bar industry, claiming it was necessary to protect Americans from the pandemic.
“As we started reopening more businesses, we cautioned that we may need to change course to protect public health from this deadly virus,” he said on Twitter. “I support [the] California governor’s order to close bars in LA County and other counties to limit the spread of COVID-19.”
However, the governor did not seem as keen to invest in a border wall to prevent illegal immigrants from Mexico bringing the CCP Virus into the United States. He commended a federal appeals court in San Francisco for recently ruling the Oval Office cannot divert funding that Congress decided not to spend on the border wall.
“This victory, won by a coalition of states led by California, protects taxpayers from wasteful spending on an empty campaign promise that will not make us safer and puts border communities at risk during the current pandemic,” he said on Twitter. “It also importantly protects critical environmental safeguards for California and the nation. Our state will continue to stand up to protect Americans and their hard-earned tax dollars from federal overreach.”
Sunset Beer Company, which is one of many local businesses affected by countywide bar closures, confirmed it will shut its bricks and mortar store on Sunset Boulevard.
“You have probably heard by now that bars in LA have been once again ordered closed today,” the business said on Instagram. “Due to this recent development, we are suspending our very short-lived experiment with allowing limited customer shopping inside the shop.”
The business will have no choice but to serve customers online only.
“We are still available to you through our website ordering form/pick up process, and you can also walk up to our door and we will pull [out] whatever you are looking for to take home with you.”