California Placed Under Stay-At-Home Order, 56% of the State Expected to Contract COVID-19

Elijah Perez, Opinion Editor

Governor Gavin Newsom has declared a Stay-At-Home order on California, asking all 39 million residents to not leave their homes.

The order comes after California health officials reported that 56% of Californians (25.5 million) are expected to contract COVID-19 within 8 weeks.

Governor Newsom addressed this is in a letter sent to President Trump on Tuesday, the 17th requesting the Navy’s USNS Mercy be deployed to California. The Mercy is the largest hospital ship in the world and would provide 1,000 more bed capacities.

The Mercury, “will help decompress the health care system to allow the Los Angeles region to ensure that it has the ability to address critical acute care needs” Newsom stated.