Dear Cathedral City Business Owners,
“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. The order will take effect at 10 PM Saturday, November 21 and remain in effect until 5 AM December 21. This is the same as the March Stay at Home Order, but applied only between 10 PM and 5 AM and only in purple tier counties that are seeing the highest rates of positive cases and hospitalizations.”
“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,” said Governor Newsom. “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.”
Accordingly, “the State Public Health Officer, issued a Limited Stay at Home order, effective in counties under Tier One (Purple) of California’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy (e.g. Riverside County), and requires all gatherings with members of other households and all activities conducted outside the residence, lodging, or temporary accommodation with members of other households cease between 10:00pm PST and 5:00am PST, except for those activities associated with the operation, maintenance, or usage of critical infrastructure or required by law. This order does not apply to persons experiencing homelessness. Nothing in this order prevents any number of persons from the same household from leaving their residence, lodging, or temporary accommodation, as long as they do not engage in any interaction with (or otherwise gather with) any number of persons from any other household, except as specifically permitted herein.”
This order shall take effect on November 21, 2020, at 10:00pm PST.
Please post the attached in your employee work areas and customer lobby areas. Your community needs your leadership by following these new guidelines. If past holidays (Memorial Day, Labor Day, 4th of July, etc) are any indication, the United States will have an explosion of COVID-19 infections about two weeks following the Thanksgiving Holiday unless we take drastic steps to prevent further spread. We must work together to lower our infection rates. Please wear require all employees and patrons to wear masks, socially distance, and please adhere to this latest order.