KERN COUNTY, CA – Calls to 9-1-1 were rampant in some areas of California this afternoon after Governor Gavin Newsom’s office sent a statewide text telling residents not to leave their homes. “New public health stay at home order in your area. COVID-19 is spreading rapidly. Stay home except for essential activity. Wear a mask. Keep your distance. Visit covid19.ca.gov,” the text read.
The geographically-targeted text messages will be sent to residents in the San Joaquin Valley Counties of: Calaveras, Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, San Benito, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Tulare, and Tuolumne. Police and sheriff’s department have asked residents not to call 9-1-1 because of this text.