SACRAMENTO - Governor Gavin Newsom announced on Thursday that California regions will be placed on a three-week stay-at-home order if ICU bed capacity falls below 15 percent in that given region. Senator Andreas Borgeas (R-Fresno) issued the following statement in response to Governor Newsom’s regional stay-at-home order:
“There is no question that California’s COVID-19 cases are surging,” said Senator Borgeas. “However, if the Governor is going to shut down sectors of the economy, then California’s projected surplus must be used to keep businesses afloat and people working. Nobody likes this situation we are in, but California leaders need to step up and protect public health and the economy.”
Senator Borgeas also announced on Wednesday his intention to introduce the Keep California Working Act, which would invest $2.6 billion (10% of California’s projected surplus) in grants for businesses.