California Governor Gavin Newsom on Thursday announced a new, strict regional Covid lockdown order that could be taking effect in Southern California within days.

Newsom targeted conservative SoCal with the strictest lockdown yet in addition to a 10PM – 5 AM curfew.

The new lockdown order will close virtually all indoor businesses, save for approved big-box storefronts.

“We really all need to step up,” Newsom said. “We need to meet this moment head-on and we need to do everything we can to stem the tide, to bend the curve.”

Newsom said only schools with a waiver can stay open. Most private schools received this waiver.

Another stroke of luck for Gavin Newsom since all of his children attend private school.

ABC 7 reported:

Newsom said that is expected to happen “within days” in Southern California and three other regions out of five in California. The remaining region is the Bay Area and that is expected to hit the threshold later in December.

According to Newsom’s office, if a region hits the 15% or lower threshold for ICU capacity, the following activities and sectors must close within 48 hours:

Indoor and Outdoor Playgrounds
Indoor Recreational Facilities
Hair Salons and Barbershops

Personal Care Services
Museums, Zoos, and Aquariums
Movie Theaters
Bars, Breweries and Distilleries
Family Entertainment Centers

Cardrooms and Satellite Wagering
Limited Services
Live Audience Sports
Amusement Parks

“If we don’t act now, we’ll continue to see a death rate climb, more lives lost,” Newsom said.


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