LOS ANGELES – California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday evening announced he’s enacting a “statewide order” for its nearly 40 million residents to “stay at home,” a wide-reaching measure for the most populous state in the country as the coronavirus spreads.
The order taking effect midnight on Friday morning. The order prohibits gatherings outside and required nonessential businesses to close. The measure is intended to slow the spread of the virus.
“We need to bend the curve in the state of California,” Newsom said during a news conference. “There’s a social contract here. People, I think, recognize the need to do more. They will adjust and adapt as they have.”
Texas governor issues lockdown orders
AUSTIN, Texas — Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order limiting public gatherings to 10 people, shutting schools, prohibiting visitors to nursing homes and retirement communities and limiting bars and restaurants to take-out through April 3 in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. He also recommended that non-essential state employees telework.
#Breaking: Governor Wolf of #Pennsylvania is ordering all
businesses not essential to life to close tonight at 8pm –
enforcement begins tomorrow at 12:01am for all businesses who
do not comply (@JanMurphy)
#Breaking: Governor Wolf of #Pennsylvania is ordering all businesses not essential to life to close tonight at 8pm – enforcement begins tomorrow at 12:01am for all businesses who do not comply (@JanMurphy)
— Doge (@IntelDoge) March 19, 2020