Governor Newsom is resisting calls for new restrictions as the number of Covid variant cases rise across California.
Instead, the Governor is encouraging more vaccinations. Though the Newsom administration has thus far deferred to counties, that could change if California continues to see an increase in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, according to KTLA.
“There have been so many points during the pandemic where it was hard to know what I would do,” said Dr. Karen Smith, a communicable disease physician and former director of the California Department of Public Health. “This is actually kind of the hardest one.”