Thursday , February 22 2024

City Of Fresno Issues ‘Shelter In Place’ Order

The city of Fresno issued a voluntary shelter in place order Wednesday to go into effect Thursday at midnight. Residents are being asked to leave their homes for essential services only. The long list of essential services includes grocery stores, medical care, transportation, banks, pharmacies and farming. Residents who do go out, or work in these services, are asked to stay six feet apart from each other. Mayor Lee Brand said the goal is to prevent a significant spike in COVID-19 cases that would overwhelm local hospitals. “This is the biggest decision any of us have made in our political careers. It has profound implications, life and death implications,” he said. Non-essential services include gyms, movie theaters and clothing stores. At the city council emergency meeting, California assemblymember Joaquin Arambula urged youth in particular to take it seriously. “I need to remind you, you can spread this virus to your parents, your grandparents and anyone else you come in contact
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