Orange County Issues Strict Order in Response to Coronavirus Panic – Threatens to Jail People Who Walk Outside with Others Not in Household

The government overreach is becoming much more dangerous than the Coronavirus.

Orange County, California on Tuesday announced severe restrictions on residents in order to ‘minimize the Coronavirus outbreak.’

The chief health officer in Orange County announced a ban on in-restaurant dining, ordered bar closures and threatened to jail people who dared walk outdoors with people who do not live in their household.

People who do not live in the same household must stay 6 feet away from each other, according to the order.

“All public and private gatherings of any number of people, including at places of work, occurring outside a single household or living unit are prohibited,” the order stated.

The order went into effect immediately on Tuesday and will expire at midnight on March 31st.

“We are taking these mitigation steps in line with a directive issued by Governor Newsom to help slow the spread of COVID-19,” said Dr. Nichole Quick, County Health Officer.

Dr. Quick encouraged Orange County residents to ease their anxieties by reaching out to loved ones by text, phone and video messaging.

Violation of the order is subject to fine, imprisonment, or both.

“To the extent necessary, this Order may be enforced by the Sheriff of chiefs of police pursuant to Government Code sections 26602 and 41601 and Health and Safety Code section 101029,” the order stated.

This is chilling.

How much more government overreach are Americans going to take?

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