Published: Sat, November 21, 2020
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CA Gov. Gavin Newsom Issues Stay-at-Home Order Amid Rising COVID Cases

CA Gov. Gavin Newsom Issues Stay-at-Home Order Amid Rising COVID Cases

On November 19, 2020, The California Department of Public Health issued a curfew order for the State of California. The curfew hours run 10 p.m.to 5 a.m., but exempts essential workers.

Newsom's latest stay-at-home order will last one month, until December 21, but could be extended if infection rates and disease trends don't improve.

"In light of the steep surge in positive cases we are now experiencing, and as with other COVID-19 orders created to protect the most vulnerable members of our community, the city of Fresno is asking our residents to voluntarily comply with the state's limited stay-at-home directive", Brand said.

'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".

"We too are seeing this surge grow faster and faster and we must address it immediately", he said.

"Activities conducted during 10 PM to 5 AM are often non-essential and more likely related to social activities and gatherings that have a higher likelihood of leading to reduced inhibition and reduced likelihood for adherence to safety measures like wearing a face covering and maintaining physical distance", Newsom said.

With the virus becoming more widespread statewide, "activities that you normally do are higher risk today than they were a month ago", Ghaly said.

L.A. officials said they are alarmed by the rapid spread of the infection.


"There is no single culprit", Ghaly said. "With the surge in transmission of COVID-19 in Los Angeles County, it is safe to assume that many people are infected without even knowing it yet". We had Halloween. We just exited Veterans Day.

Newsom referred to the order in a tweet as a "limited stay-at-home order".

Orange County in California is the third most populous county in the state and the sixth most populous county in the United States, and it has a greater population than 21 states.

The number of patrons at outdoor restaurants, breweries and wineries will be limited to 50% max outdoor capacity.

Further restrictions could be a death knell for restaurants already struggling to stay afloat during the pandemic, said Jot Condie, president of the California Restaurant Association.

The order applies to 41 of the state's 58 counties or more than 94 percent of all state residents.

The new restrictions took effect the day after L.A. County recorded 4,943 new cases, the most it has seen in any one day since the pandemic began, according to The Times' coronavirus tracker. County Health Officer Dr. Muntu Davis said the county's surging numbers have now exceeded the spike seen in mid-summer, jumping 68% since the end of October, compared to a 43% increase that occurred between mid-June and early July.

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