This afternoon Governor Newsom issued a directive as the coronavirus outbreak increases in the states.
Newsom touched on the following points:
When asked why restaurants should remain open, Newsom said that we need to provide the ability to produce food for those who are unable to cook their own food. By keeping restaurants open it will allow people to pick up food as well.
Newsom also said that at this time he will not enforce the closures of the specific businesses. He believes the businesses will comply voluntarily. He did say that he would use executive orders if necessary to enforce it.