SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones said his deputies will not be enforcing compliance with the month-long nighttime curfew Gov. Gavin Newsom announced on Thursday amid rising coronavirus cases.

The limited Stay at Home Order will mean that non-essential work and gatherings will be prohibited from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. in counties under the most-restrictive “purple tier” status. The curfew goes into effect as of 10 p.m. on Saturday.

Sheriff Jones’ comments come ahead of Thanksgiving week. Public health leaders have been pleading for people to avoid large family gatherings, noting that these kinds of activities could provide an easy vector for coronavirus to spread exponentially and further strain hospitals.

“The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office will not be determining—including entering any home or business—compliance with, or enforcing compliance of, any health or emergency orders related to curfews, staying at home, Thanksgiving or other social gatherings inside or outside the home, maximum occupancy, or mask mandates,” Jones said in a statement released on Thursday.

Newom’s announcement comes after several counties across the state were downgraded into California’s most restrictive purple tier as coronavirus cases continued to surge as we near the end of the year.

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Sheriff Jones said callers who report such health order violations would be directed to call 3-1-1.

“Of course, if there is potential criminal behavior or the potential for impacts to public or personal safety we will continue to respond appropriately,” Jones said.

In neighboring El Dorado County, the sheriff’s office is echoing Sheriff’s Jones, saying they will not be enforcing the curfew order. The Placer County Sheriff’s Office is following suit.

Several other neighboring agencies, including Sacramento, Stockton and Roseville police, as well as sheriff’s offices in Stanislaus, Yuba, Sutter and San Joaquin counties say they will continue their educational approach regarding the health orders.

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Comments (9)
  1. thehagerman says:

    “The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office will not be determining—including entering any home or business—compliance with, or enforcing compliance of, any health or emergency orders related to curfews, staying at home, Thanksgiving or other social gatherings inside or outside the home, maximum occupancy, or mask mandates,” Jones said in a statement released on Thursday.”

    Let that sink in!!!! When the Sheriff, the only constitutional law, is not not on board with it, then there is no lawful authority for enforcement, which means the people are free to do as they please.
    The Sheriff is to be commended for standing for the people with the Supreme Law of the land, The U.S. Constitution, and not Newsom’s mouth. Civilized people have had enough of this dystopian covid hoax madness and we stand with the Sheriff.

  2. Sanity at last says:

    Good for Sheriff Jones, at least the people have “someone” looking out for us, it seems every other authority has sold us out…There’s a new Sheriff in town and he aint down for the okie doke.
    Recall Newsom and replace him with Scott Jones!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. R says:

    Good to see people with power actually take a stand against the ludicrous tyranny. Thank you Sheriff Jones, and Placer and El Dorado Counties.

  4. phil rogers says:

    Have any studies been done regarding “second hand ignorance”? The incredible stupidity that surrounds me is smothering and mind boggling. I think I can SMELL it! The level of ignorance required to follow the cult’s “Messiah” unquestioningly can’t be explained. Jones really thinks he’s going to execute a “coup” by deciding which laws HE approves of. The D.O.J. has contingencies for narcissistic wannabes like that. When Jones sees Trump dragged out onto Pennsylvania Ave in handcuffs, maybe he’ll realize he’s not the new local dictator.

    1. Bill G says:

      I think the ignorance you are smelling is from your own breath. What coup are you taking about Philly? Jones is actually following the letter of the law! None of these state mandates are in accordance with any laws on the books and the mere fact that you mention Trump in your comment shows you to be noting more than a hate filled leftist fool. Listen moron, if you like being controlled by inept idiots like Newsom then go ahead and do what he tells you to do but dont expect sane people to go along with your ignorance. I just had Covid and it was nothing more than a mild cold! The only reason I found out I had it was because I had to go to the doctor for something unrelated and because I told them I had a cold they had to test me otherwise I never would have thought I had it!

      For that we are ruining millions of lives to depression, suicide. lost jobs, lost businesses, child and domestic abuse and children, especially poor children not being in school and learning and many not eating the meals they would get in school. They are estimating that there will be over a million more dropouts from high schools nationally over average because of this! Stop being a selfish prick and start smelling the ignorance you are shoveling! Or just stay a stupid leftist.

  5. Steve says:

    Excellent! I was already attending multiple Thanksgivings with multiple households.

  6. Bill G says:

    Thank god we still have some leaders in this state who are sane. What the hell good does a curfew do between 10 and 5? There are almost no places to go to and hardly anyone out at those times! Where is the scientific data that makes idiots like Newsom make such incredibly poor decisions? It is like they are a pack of drunken monkeys throwing darts at the wall deciding what to do next! My god who voted for these idiots? If it is you then seek counseling and better judgement!

    Meanwhile Newsom eats indoors with no masks or social distancing with a bunch of fat cat physicians who should also follow the insane rules he sets forth. His kids are in school and his winery is open. How about you folks? Your kids in school? Do you have a job not paid for by taxpayers? WAKE UP SHEOPLE!

    1. Karen in Charge says:

      Put on a mask and muzzle your mouth. Put on a hat to cover your thinking brain and a blindfold so you cant see what we are doing to you. We dont care about what you believe, you must obey the covid experts. Repeat after me: THERE IS A PANDEMIC, THERE IS A PANDEMIC, THERE IS A PANDEMIC. I MUST OBEY, I MUST COMPLY, I MUST SUBMIT. Now, that settles that and in the future dont ever question authority or you will be taken to a covid quarantine center, positive tested, held in isolation, re-educated and vaccinated, for public good of course.

      1. Bill G says:

        What is most frightening is that we truly are not that far away from what you described! Why can’t the sheople see that? Perhaps they are simply staring at their phones looking at Facebook and nothing more. So sad what has happened to this country and half it’s citizens.

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