Newsom warns of new lockdown in California as cases grow

“We have the capacity and ability to toggle back in terms of the stay-at-home order,” he said during a press conference on Thursday.

California’s hospitalization rates for COVID-19 have been steadily increasing. Currently, 4,240 people with coronavirus occupy hospital beds, which is a 32 percent increase from two weeks ago. Intensive care units are seeing 1,306 people with the virus, up 19 percent over the last two weeks…

Carol Bautista, the restaurant’s manager, said that if businesses have to shut down again it’s not just the restaurant’s fate she’s worried about.

“We would have to let go of all our employees one more time, and they were already struggling,” she said.