By: Zachary Lopez (ZachNews):
Source: Office of the Governor of California Gavin Newsom (Information):
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San Bernardino County, California: California Governor Gavin Newsom’s COVID-19 curfew order for California counties in the purple tier will be in effect from 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. PT starting on Saturday, November 21st, 2020 and will last until Monday, December 21st, 2020.
Governor Gavin Newsom ordered on Thursday, November 19th, 2020 the curfew for all California counties in the purple tier amid climbing COVID-19 cases.
According to the Office of the Governor of California Gavin Newsom, the curfew, which the state is calling a “limited Stay at Home Order,” stops short of a full lockdown, and the restrictions between those hours will be similar to the stay-at-home order that was in effect in March 2020; that means all non-essential work, movement and gatherings will have to stop in all purple tier counties; including San Bernardino County, California which is currently in the Purple Tier.
“We’re asking that as part of this targeted limited stay at home order that people are home by 10 and stay home until 5 a.m.,” said California Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly in a news briefing Thursday afternoon.
On the topic of enforcement of California Governor’s Gavin Newsom’s curfew order, California Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly said California has “depended on a partnership with all of you,” added that local jurisdictions will be able to use the order as a tool for enforcement if they believe there is a need to do so.
“We also have enforcement tools for local jurisdictions and even at the state level, we’re able to enforce it. We hope that if that tool is necessary that the counties use it as appropriate,” said California Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly.
The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department has released via Facebook and Twitter the following statement regarding the curfew order, which said, “The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department is aware of the Limited Stay At Home Order dated November 19, 2020. We will continue to work closely with our counry and city partners to best serve our communities as we maneuver through the pandemic together. Ultimately, our goal is to educate anti gain voluntary compliance regarding Public Health orders. Back in March, county departments collaborated a. established an online reporting system for members of the public. including those choosing to remain anonymous, to report alleged violations of Public Health orders. Depending on the type and severity of the allegation(s). complaints are addressed by various counry or city agencies.
It is not our intent to utilize patrol personnel to respond to these allegations. Those calling to report alleged violations of Public Health orders will be referred to the county’s Joint Information Center (JIC) so the appropriate department(s) can made aware a. address the incidents on a case by case basis. We trust that members of the communities we serve will act responsbly and demonstrate good judgement to do their part to slow the spread of Me virus.
For more information related to San Bernardino County’s COVID-19 response and/or to report an alleged violation of the Order, visit sbcovid19.com or call the JIC at (909) 387-3911.”
If the curfew order doesn’t work as they expect, California Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly said other measures might be taken, saying, “In looking at that, if we do see trends that are more concerning, that we don’t see the impacts and effects of the actions today, there are other tools in the toolbox, We’ve used them before. We’ve developed others. They are additive and we will use them.”
However, California Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly said the starting point for public health is always with partnership, communication, and education.
More information regarding California’s COVID-19 as well view the county map of which tier your county is under can be found on the following websites:
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