'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.
The order applies to 41 of the state's 58 counties or more than 94 percent of all state residents.
If the five-day average of COVID-19 cases hits 4,000 or more, or hospitalizations increase to more than 1,750 a day, the county will shut down all outdoor and indoor dining.
California has logged 1,059,267 cases and 18,466 deaths as of Thursday evening.
It follows the state's more sweeping lockdown in the spring that affected all residents, day and night. He said the idea is to cut off activities and gatherings of people that can promote virus spread. According to the order, members of the same household are allowed to leave their homes after 10pm, however, they are not allowed to interact with anyone from outside their household. It's part of an attempt to slow the unsafe spread of COVID-19. Those counties are now classified within the state's "purple tier", which includes communities where more than 8 percent of COVID tests over the past week have come back positive.
SACRAMENTO - In light of an unprecedented, rapid rise in COVID-19 cases across California, Governor Gavin Newsom and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) today announced a limited Stay at Home Order requiring generally that non-essential work, movement and gatherings stop between 10 PM and 5 AM in counties in the purple tier.
"In light of the steep surge in positive cases we are now experiencing, and as with other COVID-19 orders created to protect the most vulnerable members of our community, the city of Fresno is asking our residents to voluntarily comply with the state's limited stay-at-home directive", Brand said.
The order will last one month, until December 21, but could be extended if infection rates and disease trends don't improve.
Among the Purple Tier counties are Napa, where the Democratic governor attended a friend's birthday party earlier this month at the upscale French Laundry restaurant - even as coronavirus cases were spiking and as he preached daily to exercise increased caution.
"You don't like to be very prescriptive", he said.
Prohibits most nonessential activity outside the home from 10 p.m.to 5 a.m in purple tier counties.
Whether such an order would happen automatically or wait for a few days hasn't yet been decided, L.A. County Health Officer Dr. Muntu Davis said.
On Tuesday, LA county reported 2,301 new cases of COVID-19, pushing the county total to date past 344,500.
Preventing such actions, he said, could save the lives of people who may be more vulnerable to developing serious complications from contracting the virus.