California is considering a travel ban for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic began.
California Governor Jerry Brown announced on Wednesday that he would make the ban permanent.
“California will continue to aggressively implement a coordinated, comprehensive plan to contain the spread of coronaviruses,” he said in a statement.
California will also increase funding for research to combat the pandemic.
The announcement comes just days after the U.S. House of Representatives voted in favor of a bill that would temporarily bar travelers from certain countries from entering the country for up to 72 hours.
Jerry Brown said Wednesday that the state is considering whether to follow suit, as well.
California has had its own coronaviral pandemic in recent months, but it has had an unusually warm spring, which allowed for the spread to spread quickly through the state.
It was one of the first states to declare an emergency after the pandemics first hit.
California is one of a handful of states that has taken steps to combat coronaviremia by expanding its coronavitamins, as the government tries to combat a spike in the number of people who have tested positive for the virus.
California now has more than 3.5 million people living with coronavirosis, and more than 70,000 people have died.