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Limited ‘Stay At Home’ Order Takes Effect Saturday

Information released by the California Office of Emergency Services on Thursday afternoon, Nov. 19 indicates a limited ‘stay at home’ order will go into effect this weekend and last for a month.

Because of the rapid rise in COVID-19 cases across the state, Governor Gavin Newsom and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) on Thursday announced that the order will be in effect from 10 p.m. through 5 a.m.

Non-essential work, gatherings and ‘movement’ in counties in the purple tier is restricted from 10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21 through 5 a.m. Monday, Dec. 21.

Officials said it is hoped that the order will help to stop the surge in cases being seen across the state.

With a flattening of the curve seen this past spring when a stay at home order went into effect, officials are hoping that the same will be true now. The state has also recommended the use of face coverings by all when outside the home in those purple tier counties.

According to statistics, the COVID-19 case rates increased about 50 percent in California during the first week of November.

A travel advisory was also issued, asking those residents returning from out of state trips to self-quarantine for 14 days and also advising against non-essential out of state travel.