California Governor Issues Overnight Stay-at-Home Order.
Governor Gavin Newsom has issued a new stay-at-home order in California meant to curb the spread of COVID-19.
Starting Saturday, non-essential work and gatherings must stop between the hours of 10 p.m.
And 5 a.m.
This will apply in counties that fall in the “purple tier,” which is an area where widespread transmission of COVID-19 is taking place.
41 counties, or more than 90 percent of Californians, are currently in the purple tier.
The limited stay-at-home order will stay in effect until December 21.
In a statement to Deadline, Governor Newsom said he was “sounding the alarm.” .
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.
, Gavin Newsom, to Deadline.
He also said the new stay-at-home order was “crucial” to decrease transmission and slow hospitalizations in the state.
On Thursday, California county health departments reported 13,208 new cases of COVID-19.
That marks the fourth consecutive day that California has reported at least 10,000 new cases.