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California governor orders businesses to shut down again amid COVID-19 surge

California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) on Monday ordered a variety of businesses statewide to shut down again amid a wave of new COVID-19 cases.

Bars, indoor dining, movie theaters, museums, and several other businesses that had reopened amid the pandemic will have to close again, ABC News reports. More populous counties on the state's watch list also had to shut down hair salons, gyms, indoor malls, and other personal care-related businesses; counties on that watch list compose 80 percent of California's population.

California has an average of 8,664 new cases per day over the past week, up more than 1,500 from the week before, the state's department of public health said Sunday.

Also on Monday, both the Los Angeles Unified School District and San Diego Unified School District announced they wouldn't reopen schools when classes resume August 18.