KRON4’s Ashley Zavala first reported that the limited stay-at-home order will put the curfew in place for 40+ counties in the purple tier and will be in effect from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. effective Saturday, Nov. 21 through 5 a.m. Dec. 21.
“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,” a statement from the governor’s office read.
The following counties are in the purple tier, with Bay Area counties in bold:
- Santa Cruz
- Contra Costa
- El Dorado
- San Benito
- San Joaquin
- San Luis
- Santa Barbara
- Santa Clara
The announcement comes just days after Newsom revealed he was considering a statewide curfew to curb the surge in cases.
COVID-19 case rates increased by approximately 50% in California during the first week of November.
Ohio has already enacted a statewide curfew, and Oregon will soon go on a two-week statewide “freeze” to curb cases.
Late last week, the state 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 to slow the spread of the virus.
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