California Gov. Gavin Newsom has issued a new stay-at-home order for the state as the coronavirus pandemic continues to surge in the state.
- “All individuals living in the state of California are currently ordered to stay home or at their place of residence, except for permitted work, local shopping or other permitted errands, or as otherwise authorized,” the order reads.
What’s going on?
Newsom issued a new stay-at-home order for California as intensive care beds continue to fill up due to the recent jump in COVID-19 cases there.
Per The New York Times, millions of people across Southern and Central California will likely see “outdoor dining shuttered, playgrounds roped off and hair salons closed within days if the available intensive care capacity in their areas dips below a 15 percent threshold.”
- The new restrictions last for three weeks.
- The new rules limit store capacity and require restaurants to serve only takeout or delivery.
- The limits will close down salons, gyms, indoor worship places and playgrounds, according to The Guardian.
Newsom also called for people to shut down nonessential travel, according to The New York Times.
- “If we don’t act now our hospital system will be overwhelmed,” Newsom said. “If we don’t act now we’ll continue to see our death rate climb.”