California Governor Gavin Newsom issued a new travel advisory on Friday after the state surpassed one million COVID-19 cases.
Newsom, along with his counterparts in Oregon and Washington, urged against non-essential out-of-state travel and said those traveling to the state should self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.
There are “no signs of the virus slowing down,” Newsom said in a statement.
“Travel increases the risk of spreading COVID-19, and we must all collectively increase our efforts at this time to keep the virus at bay and save lives.”
Orange County remained in the red tier this week as neighboring county San Diego slipped back into the purple tier; Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino remained in the purple tier this week, the most restrictive tier for businesses and gatherings.
Orange County saw a 40% jump in new cases in the past week to 335 average new daily cases. It reported 598 new cases Friday, bringing the county’s total cases to 64,058.
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