Californians wanting to escape the new reality of the coronavirus at the movies, casino or amusement park are running into the six foot ruleBy DAISY NGUYEN Associated PressMarch 14, 2020, 7:51 PM4 min read Californians wanting to escape the new reality of the coronavirus at the movies, casino or amusement park are running into the six foot rule. State health officials issued new guidance Saturday urging theaters to keep attendance under 250 people and ask strangers to sit six feet apart. The Department of Public Health said ushers should monitor theaters to ensure people are keeping appropriate social distance, while ensuring that family members can sit and stand in line together. Officials issued similar guidance to gambling venues, urging them to limit 250 people per room and clean chips and slot machines more frequently. They urged theme parks and attractions to limit or stagger attendance. The advisory was the latest effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus in California, affecting virtually every facet of life in the Golden State in ways big and small — and in some cases, surreal. Popular restaurants were desperate for patrons, and typically crowded gyms had plenty of floor space. Some stores limited sales


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