Gov. Newsom’s Curfew and Manufacturing

By CMTA Staff

Capitol Update, Nov. 20, 2020

In light of an unprecedented spike in the State’s COVID-19 cases, Governor Newsom and the California Department of Public Health have issued a limited Stay-At-Home order. To reduce opportunities of COVID-19 transmission, all non-essential businesses and gatherings must stop between 10:00pm and 5:00am. The month-long curfew is set to take effect November 21st and will apply to all counties in the top or “Purple” tier of state restrictions (currently 41 of 58 Counties). Despite the stay at home order, the manufacturing community in California is remaining firm and steadfast in its operations as an essential part of the state’s critical infrastructure. If your manufacturing facilities are 24-hour operations and are essential under the previous guidelines, then you can continue to operate unless you hear otherwise. CMTA is seeking guidance and clarification and will notify you immediately if anything changes. We are also contacting the Sheriffs’ Association to better understand their role in this.

In a press statement, Gov. Newsom said, “The virus is spreading at a pace we haven’t seen since the start of this pandemic and the next several days and weeks will be critical to stop the surge. We are sounding the alarm. It is crucial that we act to decrease transmission and slow hospitalizations before the death count surges. We’ve done it before and we must do it again.”

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