SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- As California faces a rising number of COVID-19 cases, Governor Gavin Newsom decided to issue a "limited stay at home order" earlier this week to help in the fight against the virus.
On ABC7's 3 p.m. show "Getting Answers," U.C. Berkeley epidemiologist Dr. Lee Riley and Sen. Melissa Melendez joined Kristen Sze to talk about the new curfew and how it will impact the state.
When asked if the stay at home order would prove effective, Dr. Riley said only time will tell.
"Most of the transmissions that we are seeing right now are in peoples' homes," said Dr. Riley. "(The state) should be focusing more on some other areas where they could make more of an impact. Such as really stressing contact investigations."
Dr. Riley believes that within a matter of days we will see counties that are in the red tier move into the purple tier, placing all of California under the "limited stay at home order."
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When it comes to following that curfew, Sen. Melissa Melendez says that might be difficult considering the governor doesn't seem to follow his own guidelines. Referring to the controversial French Laundry party Newsom attended earlier this month that involved more than three households.
However, Sen. Melendez admits that although this order may not affect a lot of people it will impact some business owners.
Watch the entire interview with Dr. Riley and Sen. Melendez in the video player above.
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