California sets curfew
WASHINGTON (TIP): In a plaintive call, the United States‘ top public health agency has pleaded with Americans to avoid traveling for Thanksgiving or spending it with people with whom they do not currently live as the apprehensive countdown to a pandemic holiday continues. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the recommendations one week before the traditional family gathering celebration, report Mike Stobbe and Heather Hollingsworth. The pleas came at a time when diagnosed coronavirus infections, hospitalizations, and deaths are skyrocketing across the U.S. The CDC says gatherings should be outdoors if possible, with people staying 6 feet apart, wearing masks and just one person serving food.
An overnight curfew on most residents was announced as the most populous state tries to head off a virus case surge. Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a limited stay-at-home order in 41 counties that account for nearly the entire state population of just under 40 million people. Starting Saturday, all nonessential work, movement and gatherings must cease between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.. But sheriffs and some lawmakers in some counties say they won’t enforce the curfew, Don Thompson and Elliot Spagat report.