Mine Shaft on the Broadway Corridor Closed Down Due to Covid-19
Long Beach, CA
Due to the rise in Covid-19 cases with no end in sight, California Governor Gavin Newsom has officially ordered all restaurants for indoor dining, bars, wineries, theaters, museums, zoos, card rooms, and family entertainment centers to be closed down across 30 counties in the state including Los Angeles county.
This impacts 80% of all Californians.
California had held strong against Covid-19 in the beginning of the pandemic, however, after reopening in phases, many individuals went out to crowded locations without wearing masks.
The Blame Game
Some Republicans have blamed Democrats for the numerous protests that have happened across the state regarding the untimely death of George Floyd while some Democrats have blamed Republicans for not wearing masks inside businesses, coining the term “Karen” for those individuals who refuse to wear a mask.
At the federal level, the Trump Administrations has sought to undermine Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert recently by casting doubt on some of Fauci’s public comments throughout the pandemic. Fauci for his part has recently said, “As a country, when you compare us to other countries, I don’t think you can say we’re doing great. I mean, we’re just not.”
Los Angeles county has been hit hardest with the pandemic now standing at 136,384 confirmed cases and 3,824 deaths.
Long Beach specifically as of its most recent count shows 5,616 cases, 97 currently hospitalized, and 149 deaths.
Now California including Long Beach businesses are forced to shut down in many cases, due to no fault of their own in this second round of closures and, with no economic aid in sight.
The first round of federal PPP money was offered to businesses across the nation to help pay for 8 weeks of rent and payroll. This helped sustain many businesses who’s hands were tied in the beginning of the pandemic, however, now that the Covid-19 pandemic has risen in numerous states, no further economic help is being offered to date.