Stanislaus County not closing bars to curb spread of coronavirus. Will the state do it?

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Stanislaus County leaders didn’t take any steps Monday to follow through with a state recommendation Sunday to close bars as a way to reduce the spread of coronavirus.

Top state officials didn’t do anything Monday to make the order mandatory in this county. And no one was sure what effect bar closures would have on tamping down the rate of new infections here.

County officials discussed the possible action and other topics at a meeting Monday but decided to wait.

“We are seeking clarification from the state on what discretion, if any, we have as a local community to make this decision,” Jody Hayes, chief executive officer, said in an email to The Modesto Bee.

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