Governor Gavin Newsom announced that California is issuing a curfew that will take effect at 10 p.m. Saturday, November 21 and remain in effect until 5 a.m. December 21.
Non-essential work and gatherings must stop from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. in counties in the purple tier, this includes Riverside County. This order will remain for one month.
Due to the rise in #COVID19 cases, CA is issuing a limited Stay at Home Order.— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) November 19, 2020
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.
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"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," Newsom said. "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."
Around 94% of the state's population live in counties currently in the purple tier.
California Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly said the idea of the curfew is to close restaurants, bars, and wineries close earlier to encourage people to go home and not gather. He said people are still able to go to do things like go to the grocery or drug store, walk your dog, get takeout after 10 p.m.
Dr. Mark Ghaly says people are still able to go out for late-night grocery trips, dog walks, or pick up takeout from restaurants during the curfew. @JakeKESQ & @PeterDaut will have full coverage at 5 & 6 PM— KESQ News Channel 3 (@KESQ) November 20, 2020
Details on Curfew: https://t.co/eipoChZHp3 pic.twitter.com/1AHmFFrPVD
According to the order issued Thursday:
On Monday, Newsom mentioned that the administration was discussing possibly implementing a statewide curfew.
The city of Palm Springs already has a curfew into effect dating back to the summer. Palm Springs' curfew originally started at 11 p.m. but was pushed back to midnight after several restaurants voiced their concerns about it having a negative affect on their business.