California Governor Gavin Newsom said he is prepared to “revert back” to more stringent state stay-at-home orders if necessary during an update on COVID-19’s effect on California.
On Monday, Newsom addressed the COVID-19 case numbers, hospitalizations, the statewide face-covering order and business reopening guidelines. He said it is up to each individual in the state to “mitigate the likelihood and need” to revert back to the lockdown orders that were implemented at the start of the pandemic.
“We don’t want to do that, we don’t intend to do that, but let me make this very clear — we are prepared to do that if we must,” Newsom said. “Clearly we have the 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.”