Curfew Instated in Majority of California Counties as COVID-19 Cases Surge

Paola Ditto
Novembre 22, 2020

This is the same as the March stay at home order, but applied only between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. and only in purple tier counties that are seeing the highest rates of positive cases and hospitalizations.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that people under the age of 49 have a 99.9 percent chance of surviving the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, which causes the disease COVID-19 and emerged from mainland China previous year.

The curfew will affect all counties in the purple tier, which now includes 41 out of the state's 58 counties. The order is set to remain in place until December 21. The new ruling will not close any businesses, but it will force nonessential businesses to close their doors by 10 p.m.

About 37 million Californians live in counties now in the purple tier, where the coronavirus transmission rates are high.

Gavin Newsom issued a statewide curfew order on Thursday in an attempt to slow the spread of the CCP virus.

"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". And residents will still be allowed to grocery shop, pick up medical supplies, and take care of other essentials during the curfew hours.

"In light of the steep surge in positive cases we are now experiencing, and as with other COVID-19 orders created to protect the most vulnerable members of our community, the city of Fresno is asking our residents to voluntarily comply with the state's limited stay-at-home directive", Brand said. "We've done it before and we must do it again".

Earlier this week, the governor rolled back California's reopening plan and moved many counties to the most restrictive tier.

A protest against the restrictions was set to take place Saturday at 10:01 Huntington Beach Pier. The travel advisory urges 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.

Los Angeles County's curfew limiting nonessential activities after 10 p.m. began on Friday night, the state imposed a limited stay-at-home order for certain counties starting Saturday, November 21 to help slow the spread of COVID-19. On Nov. 16, California broke its record for the highest COVID-19 cases reported in a single day, with 13,412 cases.

Cailey Rizzo is a contributing writer for Travel + Leisure, now based in Brooklyn.

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