Here We Go Again: Los Angeles Enacting Curfew, Other Restrictions

Los Angeles County is back to its old tricks. Health officials announced on Tuesday that new restrictions would be put in place beginning on Friday, including a business curfew. With the country seeing another surge in COVID-19 cases, the move was not surprising.

The question is whether it's the right move, though.

Restaurants, breweries and other "non-essential" businesses will be forced to close at 10 p.m. PST. There are several more severe restrictions that are being put into place, including:

Unfortunately, this is probably just the beginning. With daily cases continuing to increase, places such as Los Angeles, New York and other big cities are going to take more drastic measures, regardless of the impact that is has on the economy.

Orange County officials are dealing with similar strain due to the newly-announced COVID-19 restrictions, and those officials aren't happy about it.

Michelle Steel, a Republican who was elected to Congress a few days ago, released a statement on Tuesday regarding Governor Gavin Newsom's decision to move Orange County back to Purple Tier:

Congresswoman Steel is absolutely correct.

Some decision-makers are electing to ignore the issues that come with shutting down a city, county or state, and those decisions are going to continue to cause problems for the average, everyday American citizen.

How does shutting down businesses from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. help combat a coronavirus surge? Hint: it doesn't. These restrictions are over the top, unnecessary and harmful.

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