Susanville Police Department announces it won’t determine or enforce compliance for stay-at-home order

While the increasing community COVID-19 cases have moved Lassen County into the Purple Tier of the state’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy reopening framework — bringing new increased restrictions with it — City Administrator and Chief of Police Kevin Jones announced the Susanville Police Department will not determine compliance or enforce compliance related to the state’s newly issued limited stay at home order.

According to a press release signed by Jones and posted on the city of Susanville website, “As of Nov. 24, 2020, the state of California has put the county of Lassen, which includes the city of Susanville, in their defined “Purple” Tier. Part of Mr. Newsom’s order is a ‘limited stay-at-home order,’ curfew that restricts non-essential work, movement and gatherings from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

“However, the Susanville Police Department will not be determining compliance with, or enforcing the compliance of, any health order related to this curfew. The Police Department will not prevent Thanksgiving activities, maximum occupancies or mask wearing mandates at social
gatherings within the city of Susanville.”

“We recognize the increase of COVID cases in the last several weeks and respect the precautions put in place by the health agencies. I would like our community to be precautious and respectful of other businesses and people’s wishes on protecting each other during this pandemic. I thank you all as we try to push through this incredibly challenging time in our current climate,” continued the statement.

As of Tuesday, Nov. 24, there are 194 active community cases, two hospitalized, two reported deaths and 177 recovered, for a total of 375 community cases, according to Lassen Cares, Lassen County’s COVID-19 reporting hub.