California is soon going to ask the citizens to follow strict restrictions on group travel, outings, and physical shopping due to the state’s order. Gavin Newsom, the Governor, has issued an order to set new and extensive restrictions based on regional anxieties on critical care facilities owing to the rising number of coronavirus pandemic.
These new rules will be implemented from Saturday and will be in effect for the next 21 days as soon as the local medical facilities bring the situation under control. For this reason, Newsom has ordered a “regional-stay-at-home” which will restrict the activities all over California during this holiday season as well as the new years’.
Details Of The New Rules Set Up By Gavin Newsom
Although warnings had been issued to 11 counties of South California and about 12 counties of San Joaquin Valley, they require the more stringent imposition of limitations immediately. The officials of state health had offered a list which indicates about 85% of the ICU beds are currently occupied.
As soon as 15% of the ICU beds are filled, the rules of a shutdown will be implemented within the next 24 hours.
The lockdown of Southern California as issued by Gavin Newsom will include Orange, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Bernardino, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Ventura, Mono, Imperial, and Inyo counties.
State officials have divided the counties of California into 5 zones for the purpose of ascertaining ICU capacity.
Gavin Newsom’s new shutdown exempts numerous outdoor activities like hiking and beach outings. He also added that this is for a short span of time.
Although the state is looking to impose the rules throughout the holiday season which will have a negative impact on the economy as well.