July 3, 2020

USA: California Governor Newsom Directed 19 Counties To Shut Down Restaurants For Indoor Dining Before The Fourth Of July Weekend. “Strike Team” To Enforce #COVID19 Health Order Closures

The Sacramento Bee
written by Sophia Bollag and Tony Bizjak
Wednesday July 1, 2020

In a major rollback, California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday directed 19 counties, including Sacramento and Los Angeles, to shut down restaurants for indoor dining before the Fourth of July weekend.

Newsom also called on those counties to shut down indoor family entertainment venues including movie theaters, bowling alleys and arcades. Card rooms, indoor wineries and bars also have to shut down in those counties.

Restaurants will still be allowed to offer food for pick-up or delivery as well as outdoor dining.

The order, Newsom said, will be in force for at least three weeks.

Newsom’s Office of Emergency Services on Wednesday launched strike teams to help enforce the order. They will work with local health officials to target businesses that aren’t complying, OES Director Mark Ghilarducci said.

Parking lots at state beaches in Southern California and the Bay Area will be closed over the holiday weekend, Newsom said. In counties that have closed local beaches, the state will also close state beaches. Other state parks will remain open.

Newsom noted that viral spread at private gatherings is still a major concern for his administration, and urged people to stay socially distanced and wear masks when interacting with other people outside their household.

“Just because someone’s not going to tap you and issue a citation, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do the right thing,” he said. “Wearing a face covering is a sign of toughness. It’s a sign of resolve. It’s a sign of someone who wants to give a damn.”

He also warned elderly residents and people with preexisting conditions that “there has never been a more vulnerable time for you” during this pandemic, and urged them to stay at home as much as possible.

The governor’s new directives come amid an unsettling surge in new cases, as well as higher infection rates and more hospitalizations in the weeks after the state and most counties began reopening businesses and easing up on other restrictions.

In the last 24 hours, 110 people have died from the virus, Newsom said. More than 5,100 COVID-19 patients are hospitalized in California, a 51 percent increase in the last two weeks, and the rate of people testing positive has climbed to 6 percent over the last 14 days.
As of 7/3/2020, California's population is 41 million. Governor Gavin Newsom is hysterical because 110 people have died from covid19 in 24 hours. So, I did the math. As you can see in the screenshot I'm sharing with you above, Newsom is shutting down the state economy for POINT ZERO ZERO ZERO TWO SEVEN PERCENT of California's total population. That's a teeny tiny fraction of ONE WHOLE PERCENT. (emphasis mine)
I'm deliberately placing this information smack dab in the middle of the article to get your attention. As you can clearly see in the screenshots I share with you above, total covid19 deaths reported in California is 6,263. I did the math and that means that POINT ZERO ONE FIVE THREE PERCENT of California total population have died from covid19. The Marxist Democrats contrived hysteria is for a tiny fraction of ONE WHOLE PERCENT. (emphasis mine)
The 19 counties are all on the state’s “watch list” of counties that have been struggling to contain a resurgence of the coronavirus. They represent an estimated 70 percent of the state’s population.

The guidance applies to all counties that have been on the watch list for at least three consecutive days.

The order covers the following counties: Los Angeles, Sacramento, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Santa Barbara, Contra Costa, Fresno, Glenn, Kern, Kings, Merced, San Joaquin, Solano, Stanislaus, Tulare, Imperial, Santa Clara and Ventura.

The announcement comes during a two-plus-week spike in COVID-19 activity that has pushed California’s hospitalization and ICU totals to all-time highs.

Newsom two weeks ago issued a statewide order that people wear masks when in the presence of others, both indoors and outdoors.

He followed that up on Sunday by ordering seven counties on the watchlist to close down bars, and requesting eight other counties on that list to voluntarily do the same.

The California rollback comes as federal health officials, notably Dr. Anthony Fauci, said many states moved too quickly to reopen their economies, after a couple of months of “stay at home” orders - allowing the virus to begin a resurgence.

During the shutdowns, the country was seeing up to 23,000 new infections a day. That jumped beyond 40,000 some days in the last week. Fauci said he can see it increasing to 100,000 a day if states don’t adjust their strategies.

Sacramento County officials immediately said they would adhere to the governor’s request, and plan to issue a new local order by Thursday, telling restaurants to cease serving diners indoors in restaurants.

County health chief Dr. Peter Beilenson said Sacramento’s rising virus infection numbers have been due mainly to family gatherings in homes for birthdays and graduations.

“We still want to focus on family and in-house gatherings, but from a science-base, it makes sense” to ratchet back on indoor services as well, Beilenson said. “We’ll do the new order tomorrow.”
This lockdown is not about health. It is about control and destroying our local economies and livelihoods. Communist always act as if they care about you. They clearly don't.

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