"This is a moment we need to make tough decisions. We need to recognize reality."
California issues a statewide ‘stay-at-home’ order to fight COVID-19.
- Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered the state’s residents to stay home and only leave for essential errands and items (ex: walking the dog and going to the bank, gas station, grocery store or pharmacy).
- In a letter to Pres. Trump, Gov. Newsom said he predicts over 50% of California’s population – approx. 25 million residents – could be infected with the coronavirus over an eight-week period.
- On Friday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo severely tightened restrictions in the state, ordering all nonessential businesses to keep 100% of their workforce at home, and Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker issued a “shelter-in-place” order for the state starting Saturday.
- Gov. Newsom’s decision was met with praise and criticism alike. Pres. Trump applauded the decisions of both the California and New York governors on Friday. California Republican Rep. Kevin McCarthy, the House minority leader, tweeted: “I hope Governor Newsom consulted with a lot of experts before he decided to shut down 12% of the nation’s population.”
Governor Gavin Newsom Issues Stay at Home Order CLICK HERE
Governor’s Letter to the President CLICK HERE