California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday that he was considering ordering a statewide curfew to restrict the spread of coronavirus, and was looking at studies from Saudi Arabia, France, Germany, and elsewhere to provide possible models.
In a press briefing, Newsom said:
As always, I’ll remind you the incredible importance of wearing these face coverings and masks. And we’ll be putting out some additional guidance in that space. Physically distancing — we’ll also be augmenting and putting out more guidance as well, as more activity moves back indoors backed on these more restrictive tiers as well as the likelihood of us moving back indoors as it gets colder, even in less restrictive tiers, as people move from outdoor activities back indoors, we want to tighten up those efforts. We also are considering — full disclosure, little bit of a preview — the notion of a curfew. Now, before you jump in terms of your mindset of whether or not it’s a good idea or bad idea, we are assessing