'Nobody Knows What The Hell To Do.' Stay At Home Orders Confuse
Gov. Gavin Newsom's order to Californians was broad. It was not specific. Even Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez, a Republican from Lake Elsinore, is confused.
"Nobody knows what the hell to do and are afraid that law enforcement are going to come out and arrest them."
"That's less clear. And I know it's less clear because I have people who were contacting me asking: 'What does this mean?' 'Can I go to work?' " she said, speaking from her home office.
In a real-time illustration of that uncertainty, Melendez said that there were workers at her home repairing a leak in her bathroom.
"I told my husband to text and ask if they're still coming today and they said construction is considered essential business," she said. But she also said she received a message from a constituent telling her that his father, an electrician, had been ordered to stay home.