600+ New Coronavirus Cases On Central, South Coasts; New Restrictions Take Effect

Nov 20, 2020

It’s been a very rough day in the battle against coronavirus on the Central and South Coasts.  More than 600 new cases were reported in the region.

Ventura County had 412, Santa Barbara County 74, and San Luis Obispo County 121 for a total of 607. The total number of cases in the region since the start of the pandemic now tops 24,000.

Ventura County is at 17,575 cases, Santa Barbara County 10,839 and San Luis Obispo County 5607.  There have been 342 deaths in the three counties.

The state’s new limited “stay at home” order to try to stem the COVID-19 surge takes effect Saturday in 41 California counties, including Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo Counties.

It means that restaurants and bars have to shut down service at 10 p.m. nightly, except for takeout orders.  All nonessential business have to close.  You can still make a late night run to the supermarket, or drug store, or walk the dog, but the intent is to keep people from being out and gathering.

The state had already suspended indoor service in restaurants, gyms, and places of worship.  Movie theaters had to close again, as have the indoor areas of museums.

The actions come as the state has had some as the highest new coronavirus case numbers since the start of the pandemic.  More than 13,000 additional cases were reported in California Friday.

The state’s new limited “stay at home” order to try to stem the COVID-19 surge takes effect tomorrow tonight in 41 California counties, including Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo Counties.

It means that restaurants and bars have to shut down service at 10 p.m. nightly, except for takeout orders.  All nonessential business have to close.
You can still make a late night run to the supermarket, or drug store, or walk the dog, but the intent is to keep people from being out and gathering.

The order will be in effect through December 21st.

The state had already suspended indoor service in restaurants, gyms, and places of worship.  Movie theaters had to close again, as have the indoor areas of museums.

The actions come as the state has had its highest new coronavirus case numbers since the start of the pandemic.  More than 13,000 additional cases were reported in California today, with the overall total approaching the 1.1 million mark.