Coronavirus creeped back up just in time when we thought we’re free to go out again; And now California governor Gavin Newsom is cautious that another shut down could occur if cases don’t improve.
“We don’t intend to do that, we don’t want to do that, but I want to make this clear – we are prepared to do that if we must,” Newsom said. “Clearly we have the capacity, individual and collective capacity, not to have to go in that direction by just being a little bit more thoughtful about how we go about our day-to-day lives.”
Newsom added that the “moral persuasion each and everyone one of us has as individuals to be good examples.”
“As long as we’re working together, so long as we’re attacking these issues together, and as long as we start to see more and more compliance with our mask mandate, then I think we can move forward more safely and work our way through this without having to toggle back.”
California’s hospitalization rates for COVID-19 have been increasing with 4,240 in the hospital and intensive care is up by 19 percent. Overall cases and infections have been significantly increasing too.