Gov. Gavin Newsom at a news conference in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, Sept. 16, 2019.
Rich Pedroncelli | AP
California Governor Gavin Newsom on Thursday issued a statewide order for all residents to ‘stay at home’ amid a coronavirus outbreak.
“We need to bend the curve in the state of California,” Governor Gavin Newsom said, as he announced a statewide order for Californians to stay home. “There’s a social contract here, people I think recognize the need to do more. They will adjust and adapt as they have.”
Newsom added: “Home isolation is not my preferred choice…but it is a necessary one. This is not a permanent state, it is a moment in time.”
The stay home order is in place till further notice.
All dine-in restaurants, bars and clubs, gyms and fitness studios will be closed, according to the order. Public events and gatherings are also not allowed. Essential services will stay open, however, such as pharmacies, grocery stores, takeout and delivery restaurants, and banks.