38 Counties Now Monitored by State Health Department

Thirty-eight counties are now on the state’s coronavirus watchlist. San Mateo was added last week, leaving just 10 counties free from close monitoring by the California Department of Public Health.

Counties that remain on the watchlist for 3 consecutive days are ordered to close indoor churches and ceremonies, non-critical offices, indoor malls, indoor salons, and other indoor personal care services. A county must also be off the watchlist for 14 days before the reopening of classrooms, although elementary schools can apply for a waiver.

California has become the first state in the nation to surpass 500,000 cases. As of Monday morning, at least 3,362 people were hospitalized with the virus. More than 9,350 have died.

See a list of the counties being monitored here.

See also:

Several counties on California’s COVID-19 watch list struggle to perform contact tracing


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