We knew this was coming. With the rise in COVID cases across the country, Gov. Gavin Newsom is imposing the strictest regulations yet in the Golden State.
“We are sounding the alarm,” Newsom said in a statement. “California is experiencing the fastest increase in cases we have seen yet — faster than what we experienced at the outset of the pandemic or even this summer. The spread of COVID-19, if left unchecked, could quickly overwhelm our health care system and lead to catastrophic outcomes."
The order will remain in effect until the State Public Health Officer determines it is appropriate to make modifications based on public health conditions and data, according to the statement.
BREAKING: Nearly all of California going to most restrictive #coronavirus tier as @GavinNewsom hits "emergency brake"— Jeremy B. White (@JeremyBWhite) November 16, 2020
94% of CA will live in purple tier now, including Alameda, Contra Costa, Orange, Santa Clara, Santa Barbara counties
The new draconian lockdown order comes right after the governor was forced to apologize for attending a birthday dinner for one of his political advisers at a restaurant just last week with at least a dozen people from several different households.
“While our family followed the restaurant’s health protocols and took safety precautions, we should have modeled better behavior and not joined the dinner,” the governor said.
Gov. @GavinNewsom attended a birthday dinner for one of his political advisers last week with at least a dozen people from several different households, the type of gathering his administration has discouraged during the coronavirus pandemic. https://t.co/rB29C15qys— Alexei Koseff (@akoseff) November 13, 2020
King @GavinNewsom is an arrogant, privileged hypocrite. While lecturing us to stay home, he's at a cozy birthday party for an infamous political lobbyist at an expensive and exclusive restaurant us mere plebes can only dream of patronizing. Disgusting. #frenchlaundry pic.twitter.com/JRE923ZsrZ— Prairie Pragmatist (@PrairiePragmat1) November 17, 2020
NEW: Governor Newsom announces CA is pulling an “emergency brake”, meaning counties will move back after 1 week, not just 2 weeks, some counties will move multiple tiers, and California is going to assess the color coded tiers again later this week. @FOXLA pic.twitter.com/6V8hEEwulT— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) November 16, 2020
Radical leftist Governor of Oregon is ordering no more than 6 people can gather for Thanksgiving. Joe Biden says only 5!— Kayleigh McEnany (@kayleighmcenany) November 16, 2020
Radical Governor is even threatening JAIL TIME for getting your family together at Thanksgiving.
This is ABSURD leftist control. Not the American way!