SACRAMENTO (CBSLA) — Governor Gavin Newsom Sunday called for closure of all bars and wineries throughout the state of California and home isolation of those 65 and older. In a news conference, the governor also called on those who are chronically ill to remain at home.
“The most important thing is to protect the most vulnerable,” he said. “We are calling for the home isolation of all seniors in the state of California … and those with chronic conditions.”READ MORE: GoFundMe Set Up For Tomas Mejia, Security Guard Fatally Stabbed At Park La Brea Apartments
When pressed about the enforcement mechanisms, Newsom expressed confidence that the public, businesses and local governments would follow the directive.
Newsom also directed all bars, wineries, clubs, and pubs to close throughout the state in the interim. and restaurants to reduce their occupancy by half.
“We believe that this is a nonessential function in our state and we believe that it is appropriate under the circumstances,” he said.READ MORE: United Teachers LA Vote In Favor Of Agreement With LAUSD For Physical Return To 2021-2022 School Year
The measures follow the state’s efforts to prevent and reduce the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
“We need to meet this moment head on and lean in. We need to own this moment and take action that is commensurate,” he said.
In response, Mayor Eric Garcetti issued the following statement:MORE NEWS: Suspected Car Thief In Custody After Pursuit Ends In North Hollywood
“Everything we do right now will determine the outcome of this crisis, and we can save lives if we stay calm, care for one another, and take forceful steps to protect our communities. That’s why we must follow the guidelines laid out by Gov. Newsom, build on them for local needs, and put the health and safety of the most vulnerable above all else. Los Angeles has weathered enormous challenges before, and our strength and resilience are this City’s most powerful assets.”