Gavin Newsom: “We Are Sounding The Alarm…”
CA Gov Gavin Newsom Issues Limited Stay-At-Home Order
Firstly, here we go again (and again). Secondly, with COVID-19 cases spiking (again) in California, Governor Gavin Newsom issued a limited stay-at-home order.
In light of an unprecedented, rapid rise in COVID-19 cases across California, Governor Gavin Newsom on Thursday announced a limited Stay-at-Home Order. The order requires “generally that non-essential work, movement and gatherings stop between 10 PM and 5 AM in counties in the purple tier.” That means basically every county in Southern California and 94% of the state’s population…
Said Newsom in a statement: “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 state recorded a near-record number of daily COVID cases on Thursday, at 11,478. The all-time high of 12,807 came on July 27. The state’s 7-day average of new daily cases now stands at 9,665. The number of patients hospitalized in the state rose on Thursday to 5,319, a 4.5% jump in just one day. Hospitalizations are up 63% over the past 14 days, according to the state’s director of health and human services, Dr. Mark Ghaly. COVID-related ICU admissions are up over 40% in the same period.
Newsom: A Cautious, Pragmatic Approach
Newsom, who has come under fire for his handling of Southern California’s theme park industry during the COVID-19 pandemic, remains cautious and pragmatic in his approach.
Meanwhile, Deadline added:
Newsom’s announcement comes just minutes after Los Angeles County’s health officer, Dr. Muntu Davis, announced the county saw an all-time high in daily cases on Thursday, at just over 5,000. That puts the two-day average of new cases at 4,500, a number which, if it continues for 5 days, will result in local lockdown measures in L.A.
Finally, the state order will take effect at 10 PM Saturday, November 21, and remain in effect until 5 AM December 21.