Gov. Gavin Newsom and California Department of Public Health Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly just issued new stay-at-home orders and a curfew for the State of California, effective Nov. 21st through December 21st, for the 41 counties in the restrictive purple tier.
“Non-essential businesses and personal gatherings are prohibited between 10 PM and 5 AM beginning Saturday, November 21 at 10 PM,” the statement says.
Does the virus go dormant after 10:00PM?
Calling it a “limited Stay at Home Order,” the CDPH says this is justified because of an “unprecedented rate of rise in increase in COVID-19 cases across California,” the CDPH is taking “immediate actions to prevent the spread of the virus.”
Notably, Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones also issued a statement Thursday stating that the Sheriff’s office will not be enforcing Governor Gavin Newsom’s holiday “gatherings” orders to stay home or his curfew.
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
As the Globe reported Monday, Gov. Newsom announced that California was “pulling an emergency brake” on reopening because of rising COVID “positivity” cases. Not deaths. And he did a soft-sell on hospitalizations. Newsom admitted that California is nowhere near the national average on “positivity” or hospitalizations, but said he’s still moving 41 California counties back into restrictive tiers.
The order says:
“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 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.”
As the Globe reported Tuesday, What the governor has done is ordered the fastest increase in testing California residents for coronavirus, and the commensurate positive test results.
Gavin Newsom ordered the rapid increase in testing, and even spent more than $100 million to open a lab in Los Angeles to process the tests.
The Governor’s order continues:
“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.”
Claiming that stay-at-home lockdowns work, Dr. Ghaly said:
“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.”
- The governor has put more than 94 percent of California’s population in the most restrictive tier.
- The governor ordered beefing up the face covering guidance to require individuals to wear a mask whenever outside their home, with limited exceptions.
- The governor 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, and also warned 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.
What Totalitarian country is this? Forced business closures, countywide lockdowns, stay-at-home orders, mandatory mask-wearing outside, a 10:00PM curfew, limiting holiday gatherings with family and friends in private homes, while Gov. Newsom and his wife attended a large birthday dinner party in Napa Valley violating his own restrictions?
The reply Tweets weren’t kind to Gov. Newsom:
Does this mean you can still have expensive dinners with lobbyists at French Laundry? I'd hate to see you deprived of essential activities.
— Phineas Fahrquar (@irishspy) November 19, 2020
Does this apply to the homeless?
— Vince Nicholas (@vincenicholas) November 19, 2020
“Will you be complying with this insane curfew as well? Or is it just for the little people? And when exactly did you discover that it’s more like to spread during those hours? Any research behind that? Smh.”
“Non-essential? Who gets to determine how essential a person’s salary is to pay their bills? Remember this… when voting comes around, @GavinNewsom considered you non-essential!”
Is this gathering essential? Asking for you — the governor in this photo without a mask with lobbyists from the healthcare industry at a restaurant that many unemployed Californians can't afford to eat at. pic.twitter.com/6Bw3Xtj2pA
— dave mcculloch 🇺🇸 (@dtmcculloch) November 19, 2020
I’m guessing travel to Hawaii and you going out to eat are considered essential.
— Ross Schumann🇺🇸 (@RossSchumann) November 19, 2020
This guy summed up the devastating depression many are suffering from:
Jokes on you, I’m already dead from the inside.
— David (@WhatThe_David) November 19, 2020
This is where the state is headed: “We have stopped listening.”
We have stopped listeninghttps://t.co/dF4iodoWMw
— Los Angeles Mayor Elect-Kevin Dalton (@NextLAMayor) November 19, 2020