Gov. Gavin Newsom said on Tuesday more restrictions are on the way for Californians.
“Tomorrow we’ll be making some additional announcements on efforts to use that ‘dimmer switch’ that we’ve referred to, and begin to toggle back on our stay-at-home order and tighten things up,” he said.
The declaration was made as cases in California continue to spike.
Health departments around the state reported 8,184 new positive tests Monday, shattering the previous record set last Monday and raising the total count to more than 222,000,
LA passed a grim milestone as cases exceeded 100,000.
“We’ve got Fourth of July weekend coming up. One of the areas of biggest concern as it relates to the spread of COVID-19 in the state remains family gatherings, not just bars, not just out in the streets where people are protesting,” Newsom said. “It’s specifically family gatherings, where extended and immediate family members begin to mix, and they take down their guard.”
Newsom said he’d be announcing the return of some stay-at-home restrictions Wednesday, but didn’t specify whether the restrictions would apply statewide or only to certain areas of high concern.
“If you’re not going to stay home and you’re not going to wear masks in public, we have to enforce – and we will – and we’ll be making announcements on enforcement tomorrow,” Newsom said.
An additional 6,367 people tested positive for Coronavirus statewide in the past 24 hours. Hospitalizations rose by 6.3 percent and ICU hospitalizations went up by 4.3 percent.
“We bent the curve in the state of California once. We will bend the curve again,” Newsom said. “We will crush this pandemic. We will annihilate it. We’ll get past this, but we’re going to have to be tougher.”