California is experiencing its fastest spread of COVID-19 since the pandemic began: New cases have surged by 44.3%. Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that he is pulling the “emergency brake,” shifting multiple counties to the most restrictive reopening tier. — POLITICO
Breaking: Gov @GavinNewsom is "pulling the emergency brake" on CA's #COVID19 response. Effective tomorrow, 28 counties go back to Purple Tier (most restrictive), covers 94% of pop. Masks required whenever outside home, with some exceptions. "We are sounding the alarm" says gov.
— SovernNation (@SovernNation) November 16, 2020
Although California issued a 14-day quarantine advisory for travelers, a lack of enforcement leaves its efficacy up in the air. — ABC Los Angeles
Local officials in L.A. County are considering a curfew to cut down on nonessential gatherings and transmissions from people going out for nighttime drinks. At the same time, business leaders are pushing back on the idea that public places are transmission hotspots, as opposed to private social gatherings in homes. — Los Angeles Magazine, Eater Los Angeles
Gov. Newsom is facing some backlash after attending a birthday party at an upscale restaurant in Napa Valley earlier this month. — KCRW
Good illustration. At least winter is good for something. 🤣🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/v2mZp3uiye
— Dave M (@SpotTheLoon2010) November 12, 2020
Steven Argula prepares a Fourth of July barbecue while wearing a protective face mask. Photo by Afonso Salcedo.