California Governor Gavin Newsom issued a shelter-in-place order on Thursday night, broadly ordering all of the state’s residents to remain inside their homes as the coronavirus epidemic continues.
Newsom announced the drastic measure at a press conference.
California residents are ordered to remain at their homes with the exceptions of essential government and business activities. Visiting medical care providers and doctors also is allowed under the order, as is shopping for groceries and other necessary goods.
It’s unclear how far California is going to go to keep the state’s almost 40 million residents at home. Misdemeanor penalties will apply to those who violate the order, but Newsom said he believes a “social contract” is going to motivate Californians inside, adding that “people, I think, recognize the need to do more and meet his moment.”
Read the full story from Big League Politics
Want more BFT? Leave us a voicemail on our page or follow us on Twitter @BFT_Podcast and Facebook @BluntForceTruthPodcast. We want to hear from you! There’s no better place to get the #BluntForceTruth.