Governor Gavin Newsom Issues 1-Month Curfew for Counties in Purple Tier

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On Thursday, Governor Gavin Newsom announced in a Tweet that California issuing a limited Stay at Home Order due to the rising cases of COVID-19.

Under the 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.

The following counties are in the purple tier, with Bay Area counties in bold:
  • Alameda
  • Napa
  • Santa Cruz
  • Butte
  • Nevada
  • Siskiyou
  • Contra Costa
  • Orange
  • Solano
  • El Dorado
  • Placer
  • Sutter
  • Fresno
  • San Benito
  • Trinity
  • Glenn
  • San Joaquin
  • Tuolumne
  • Kern
  • San Luis
  • Obispo
  • Ventura
  • Kings
  • Mendocino
  • Merced
  • Santa Barbara
  • Santa Clara
  • Yolo
  • Yuba

State Issues Limited Stay at Home Order to Slow Spread of COVID-19

Non-essential businesses and personal gatherings are prohibited between 10 PM and 5 AM beginning Saturday, November 21 at 10 PM

SACRAMENTO – In light of an unprecedented, rapid rise in COVID-19 cases across California, Governor Gavin Newsom and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) today announced a limited Stay at Home Order requiring generally that non-essential work, movement and gatherings stop between 10 PM and 5 AM in counties in the purple tier. The order will take effect at 10 PM Saturday, November 21 and remain in effect until 5 AM December 21. This is the same as the March Stay at Home Order, but applied only between 10 PM and 5 AM and only in purple tier counties that are seeing the highest rates of positive cases and hospitalizations.

“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,” said Governor Newsom. “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.”

This limited Stay at Home Order is designed to reduce opportunities for disease transmission. 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.

“We know from our stay at home order this spring, which flattened the curve in California, that reducing the movement and mixing of individuals dramatically decreases COVID-19 spread, hospitalizations, and deaths,” said California Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly. “We may need to take more stringent actions if we are unable to flatten the curve quickly. Taking these hard, temporary actions now could help prevent future shutdowns.”

“We are asking Californians to change their personal behaviors to stop the surge. We must be strong together and make tough decisions to stay socially connected but physically distanced during this critical time. Letting our guard down could put thousands of lives in danger and cripple our health care system,” said Dr. Erica Pan, the state’s acting Public Health Officer. “It is especially important that we band together to protect those most vulnerable around us as well as essential workers who are continuing their critical work amidst this next wave of widespread community transmission across the state. Together we prevented a public health crisis in the spring and together we can do it again.”

COVID-19 case rates increased by approximately 50 percent in California during the first week of November. As a result, Governor Newsom and California’s public health officials have announced a list of measures to protect Californians and the state’s health care system, which could experience an unprecedented surge if cases continue their steep climb.

On Monday, the state pulled an emergency brake in the Blueprint for a Safer Economy putting more than 94 percent of California’s population in the most restrictive tier. The state will reassess data continuously and move more counties back into a more restrictive tier, if necessary. California is also strengthening its face covering guidance to require individuals to wear a mask whenever outside their home, with limited exceptions.

Late last week, the state issued a travel advisory, along with Oregon and Washington, urging people entering the state or returning home from travel outside the state to self-quarantine to slow the spread of the virus. The travel advisory urges against non-essential out-of-state travel, asks people to self-quarantine for 14 days after arriving from another state or country, and encourages residents to stay local.

 


On Monday, Newsom stated he was considering a possible statewide curfew as he was pulling an “emergency break” on reopening.

“We are also considering, full disclosure and a little bit of a preview, the notion of a curfew,” stated Newsom. “Now before you jump into the mindset of whether that is a good idea or a bad idea. We are assessing that as well.”

Newsom said he had three studies on his desk from France, Germany, and Saudi Arabia who have done studies on their strategies on curfews. Newsom said two states in the United States have curfews which are Massachusetts and Virginia along with large and small cities that also are promoting certain curfews.

“All of that is being accessed, we want to socialize that and there are a lot of questions on what it looks like, who it impacts, what does a real curfew mean for business and industry,” said Newsom. “We really want the data.”

11 COMMENTS

  1. Newsome is a clown! Ignore this bs! Go live your life. If you are scared then stay home.
    Rebel people!!!
    Clown government over reach!!!
    Land of the FREE!!!

  2. Instead of issuing a curfew, how about state and county health departments quit being so lazy and approve and administer the Pfizer and/or Moderna vaccines! It is not the sole responsibility of the public to slow the spread. Medical and pharmaceutical professionals share the responsibility, that’s why we have medical insurance.

    • Yes!! Move it along faster. Even if they need to work 24/7. The vaccine is here, paperwork left, what’s the hold up Newsom?

    • A couple of facts, Steve: first, the vaccines aren’t even in the hands of state and county health departments yet. Second, it will take MANY months before the vaccines are available in enough quantity to vaccinate the “general public.” Vaccine manufacturing and distribution isn’t like turning on your kitchen faucet and watching water immediately pour out.

  3. Wake up CA!!! Newsom is a tyrant. He is living his life and controlling ours. Socialism is coming fast unless we stand up for our rights as Americans. It’s not about the virus any more it’s about a re-set of America. 99% of people survive the virus and there is a vaccine which they won’t distribute. Don’t follow his orders !!!!

    • Recall this fool. Everyone that voted for this idiot should be ashamed. We’re already getting a taste of what it’s going to be like with these lying cheating power hungry dems. Hope u are all happy. Losers

  4. Chicken Pox will make you sick and you will recover. But too many in the future are now getting shingles related to their chicken pox exposure. The flu will make you sick and you will recover. But too many in the future are now getting sick from pneumonia related to the past flu exposure. Covid-19 will make you sick but you will recover. But in the future too many will have organ failures related to past Covid-19 exposure. What are you willing to do now?

  5. “Gavin Newsom, in his official capacity as Governor of the State of California is enjoined
    and prohibited from exercising any power under the California Emergency Services Act
    (Government Code $ 8550 et seq.) which amends, alters, or changes existing statutory law
    or makes new statutory law or legislative policy.” That was from November 2nd, Honerable Sarah H. Heckman, Judge of the Supirior Court, https://www.suttercourts.com/sites/default/files/press_releases/Gallagher%20and%20Kiley%20v.%20Newsom.pdf, essentially she states that the CESA does not give the Governor the authority to legislate, which is a seperation of powers issue. Is this a legislative act? If so did it go through the proper channels or is the Governor violating the Seperation of Powers again?

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