(ETH) – Governor. Kate Brown of Oregon has just made it clear that if you plan on violating coronavirus mandates you could face heavy fines and even jail time. The crackdown is the latest effort in limiting the size of social gatherings to no more than six people.
According to the report, The governor has warned that these violations will be considered misdemeanors that will be punishable by citation or arrest, and Brown will use state police and local law enforcement to enforce her directive. “For the last eight months I have been asking Oregonians to follow the letter and the spirit of the law and we have not chosen to engage law enforcement,” Brown said Friday.
“At this point in time, unfortunately, we have no other option.” The detailed report indicates that the governor’s office cited emergency authority granted to her by Oregon law and Violators could face up to 30 days in jail, a fine of up to $1,250, or both. Meanwhile, in California Governor. Gavin Newsom has announced that his administration is considering a statewide curfew amid a surge in COVID-19 cases.
The report from Fox Business stated: “Daily COVID-19 cases have doubled in California over the last 10 days, forcing the governor’s office to pull “an emergency brake,” Newsom said at a press conference detailing the state’s response. A total of 41 of California’s 58 counties are now classified as “purple,” the tier of COVID-19 related spread requiring the strictest lockdown guidelines. Just 13 counties were classified “purple” last week.”
“We also are considering – full disclosure and a little bit of a preview – the notion of a curfew,” Newsom said at a press conference. “Before you jump in terms of your mindset of whether that’s a good idea or a bad idea, we are assessing that as well.” The report states that officials in California are still in discussions on whether to implement the curfew and key details about how it would be enforced as well as Newsom warning that the curfew restrictions would likely impact “certain kinds of industry and business activities.”
This all comes on the heels of the news coming of another COVID-19 vaccine candidate. According to CBN News. Moderna stated on Monday that its shots provide strong protection and a dash of hope against the grim backdrop of coronavirus surges in the U.S. and around the world. According to Moderna, its vaccine appears to be 94.5% effective, according to preliminary data from the company’s still ongoing study.