In the face of an unprecedented, rapid surge in COVID-19 cases across California, Governor Gavin Newsom announced a limited stay at home order on Thursday. The order requires that “generally non-essential work, movements, and gatherings cease between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. in counties on the Purple Plain”. That means basically every county in Southern California and 94% of the state’s population (see map below).
Due to the increase in # COVID19 cases, CA is placing a limited stay at home order.
Non-essential work and gatherings must be suspended from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. in counties on the purple level.
This takes effect on Saturday at 10 p.m. and lasts for 1 month.
Together we can flatten the curve again.
– Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) November 19, 2020
Newsom said in a statement: “This is the same as the March home stay ordinance, but only applies between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. and only in counties with the purple shift, which have the highest rates of positive cases and hospitalizations are recorded. “
The word “general” in the announcement could give Newsom and the company scope to exclude certain industries from the future, but details are not yet available.
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Newsom’s announcement came just minutes after Los Angeles County Health Officer Dr. Muntu Davis, announced the county hit an all-time high of just over 5,000 on Thursday. This puts the two-day average of new cases at 4,500, a number that, if continued for 5 days, leads to local lockdown measures in LA
The state ordinance goes into effect on Saturday, November 21st at 10:00 p.m. and remains in effect until December 21st, 5:00 a.m.
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Your county will be assigned a color based on the following criteria:
– fall rate
– positivity rate
Their color determines how businesses in your county can operate.
Find your color and what’s open ➡️ https://t.co/xtXFwVeWc2 pic.twitter.com/fFXR7rbtU1
– Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) August 28, 2020
“The virus is spreading at a pace we have not seen since this pandemic began, and the next days and weeks will be crucial in stopping the surge. We are sounding the alarm, ”said Governor Newsom. “It is critical that we reduce transmission and slow hospital stays before deaths rise. We have done it before and we have to do it again. “
This limited stay at home regulation is designed to reduce the chances of disease transmission. Activities performed between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. are often not essential and are more related to social activities and gatherings where the likelihood of decreased inhibition and the likelihood of observing safety measures such as wearing a face covering and observing physical Distance is higher.