We have seen some draconian restrictions since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, but the state of California just took it to the extreme.
One of the Founding Fathers, Benjamin Franklin, once said “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” And those words should be echoing in the state of California, whose governor just produced authoritarian guidance for Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and Democrat California Gov. Gavin Newsom and the California Department of Public Health have issued safety guidelines that they say have to be observed for all private gatherings, The Los Angeles Department Of Public Health said on its website.
“Gatherings are defined as social situations that bring together people from different households at the same time in a single space or place. When people from different households mix, this increases the risk of transmission of COVID-19,” CDPH said.
The get togethers can only include as many as three households, and even then, the gathering is to last no longer than two hours.
“Private gatherings that include persons from more than three households are not allowed. This includes everyone present, including hosts and guests. Please note that the smaller the number of people at a private gathering, the lower the risk of spread of COVID-19,” it said.
“Keep the households (max of 3) that choose to gather or interact together constant or stable over time. Participating in multiple gatherings with different households and communities poses a higher risk of transmission and spread of COVID-19 especially if one or more attendees is/are discovered to be infected with the virus.
“Individuals from the households who do choose to gather together should discuss and agree upon the specific group rules for reducing the risk of exposure among the attendees before coming together.
“The host household of the private gathering should collect names of all attendees and contact information in case contact tracing is needed later,” the guidance said.
For the love of Pete of a Popsicle, no one wants to catch coronavirus, but these rules sound something that would come from communist China, not one of the biggest states in the United States. But wait, there is more.
“Private gatherings may occur in outdoor spaces that are covered by umbrellas, canopies, awnings, roofs, and other shade structures provided that at least three sides of the space (or 75%) are open to the outdoors,” it said.
“Multiple gatherings of three households may not be jointly organized or coordinated to occur in the same public park or other outdoor space at the same time since this would constitute a private gathering that exceeds the permitted size. •
“Mixing between unrelated private gatherings in the same public space or other outdoor space at the same time is not allowed,” it said.
And if you attend one of these wild parties you are allowed to go inside only to use the bathroom, which must eb regularly sanitized during the event.
But what if you want to sing with your family and friends you ask? Oh yeah, there are rules for that too.
“A face covering must be worn at all times while singing or chanting, including by anyone who is leading a song or chant, and everyone must maintain at least 8-10 feet of physical distance from others.
“Instrumental music is allowed as long as the musicians maintain at least 6-foot physical distancing. Musicians must be from only one of the three households. Playing of wind instruments (any instrument played by the mouth, such as a trumpet or clarinet) is strongly discouraged. If used though the individual should be at least 8-10 feet away from those who are not part of the performer’s household,” it said.
Now imagine what an entire nation headed by Joe Biden and Kamala Harris would look like. (Click to Source)
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