California Governor Gavin Newsom has implemented a mandatory overnight stay-at-home order that will be instituted throughout most of California to combat a surge in new coronavirus cases.
This new order will prohibit nonessential work and gatherings from happening from 10 pm to 5 am in the counties that are in the strictest reopening tier. Orange County is one of those counties. The order goes into effect at 10 pm on Saturday and lasts through December 21.
Due to the rise in #COVID19 cases, CA is issuing a limited Stay at Home Order.
Non-essential work and gatherings must stop from 10pm-5am in counties in the purple tier.
This will take effect at 10pm on Saturday and remain for 1 month.
Together–we can flatten the curve again.
— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) November 19, 2020
“The virus is spreading at a pace we haven’t seen since the start of this pandemic and the next several days and weeks will be critical to stop the surge. We are sounding the alarm,” Newsom said in a statement. “It is crucial that we act to decrease transmission and slow hospitalizations before the death count surges. We’ve done it before and we must do it again.”
California has reported more than 10,000 new daily cases four times since last Thursday. The other restrictions in the new order will be similar to the stay-at-home order Newsom issued in March. Californians will still be allowed to buy groceries, pick up restaurant takeout orders, visit doctors or other healthcare providers and other providers of essential services.
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