California imposes curfew to curb skyrocketing COVID cases
California is imposing an overnight curfew for nearly all residents as the most populous state tries to head off a surge of coronavirus cases that threatens to overwhelm its health care system, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Thursday.
What officials are calling a limited stay-at-home order requires people who are not on essential errands to stay home from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. starting Saturday. The order will last until Dec. 21 but could be extended if disease trends don’t improve.
San Diego, the second most populous county, was able to keep a handle on virus cases for much of the pandemic but now is seeing spikes and is among the counties under the most restrictions.
San Diego County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher said he believes the “vast majority” of residents will accept why the curfew is being imposed.
“This is an attempt to have everyone understand the severity of the situation we face,” Fletcher said. READ MORE