The Grinch Who Regulated Christmas

| October 29, 2020


California Governor Gavin Newsom

And Thanksgiving, too. AW1 Rod sent me this list of rules imposed on the Citizens of California dictating how one may celebrate holiday family get-togethers. At first I thought it was a bad joke- Rod and I go way back and have been known to josh each other on occasion- but no. Some cursory research on the interwebs prove that what he sent, as unbelievable as it is, is quite true. Without further ado,

AW1 Rod sends, of course.

As holidays approach, California unveils new rules on family gatherings, social events

While coronavirus cases are dipping — and hospitalizations and deaths are at their lowest levels in months — officials are emphasizing the importance of maintaining health safety measures.

“We are entering into the holidays, but also we’re entering into the part of the year when things cool down and people are more likely to congregate … in settings that put their physical proximity and likelihood of transmitting disease at higher risk,” Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday.

“Don’t be misled that this disease is any less deadly. Quite the contrary — it is as deadly as it’s ever been in the context of those that are high risk.”

Here are the latest guidelines:

1. Attendance
Gatherings that include more than three households are prohibited. This includes everyone present, including hosts and guests. Remember, the smaller the number of people, the safer.
Keep the households that you interact with stable over time. By spending time with the same people, risk of transmission is reduced. Participating in multiple gatherings with different households or groups is strongly discouraged.
The host should collect names of all attendees and contact information in case contact tracing is needed later.

2. Gather outdoors

Gatherings that occur outdoors are significantly safer than indoor gatherings. All gatherings must be held outside. Attendees may go inside to use restrooms as long as the restrooms are frequently sanitized.
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.
A gathering of no more than three households is permitted in a public park or other outdoor space, even if unrelated gatherings of other groups up to three households are also occurring in the same park or other outdoor space. If multiple such gatherings are occurring, mixing between group gatherings is not allowed. Additionally, multiple gatherings of three households cannot be jointly organized or coordinated to occur in the same public park or other outdoor space at the same time — this would constitute a gathering exceeding the permitted size.

3. Don’t attend gatherings if you feel sick or are in a high-risk group

Anyone with any COVID-19-like symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, night sweats, sore throat, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, tiredness, muscle or body aches, headaches, confusion, or loss of sense of taste/smell), must stay home and not come into contact with anyone outside their household.
Anyone who develops COVID-19 within 48 hours after attending a gathering should notify the other attendees as soon as possible regarding the potential exposure.
People at higher risk of severe illness or death from COVID-19 (such as older adults and people with chronic medical conditions) are strongly urged not to attend any gatherings.

4. Practice physical distancing and hand hygiene at gatherings

For any gatherings permitted under this guidance, the space must be large enough so that everyone at a gathering can maintain at least a six-foot physical distance from others (not including their own household) at all times.
Seating must provide at least six feet of distance (in all directions — front-to-back and side-to-side) between different households.
Everyone at a gathering should frequently wash their hands with soap and water, or use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available. A place to wash hands or hand sanitizer must be available for participants to use.
Shared items should not be used during a gathering. As much as possible, any food or beverages at outdoor gatherings must be in single-serve disposable containers. If providing single-serve containers is not possible, food and beverages must be served by a person who washes or sanitizes their hands frequently, and wears a face covering. Self-serve items from communal containers should not be used.

5. Wear a face covering to keep the coronavirus from spreading

When gathering, face coverings must be worn in accordance with the California Department of Public Health guidance, unless an exemption is applicable.
People at gatherings may remove their face coverings briefly to eat or drink as long as they stay at least six feet away from everyone outside their own household, and put their face covering back on as soon as they are done with the activity.
Face coverings can also be removed to meet urgent medical needs (for example, to use an asthma inhaler, take medication, or if feeling light-headed).

6. Keep it short

Gatherings should be two hours or less. The longer the duration, the risk of transmission increases.

7. Rules for singing, chanting and shouting at outdoor gatherings

Singing, chanting, shouting and physical exertion significantly increase the risk of COVID-19 transmission because these activities increase the release of respiratory droplets and fine aerosols into the air. Because of this, singing, chanting and shouting are strongly discouraged, but if they occur, the following rules and recommendations apply:
Instrumental music is allowed as long as the musicians maintain at least six-foot physical distancing. Musicians must be from one of the three households. Playing of wind instruments (any instrument played by the mouth, such as a trumpet or clarinet) is strongly discouraged.
All people who are singing or chanting should wear a face covering at all times while singing or chanting, including anyone who is leading a song or chant. Because these activities pose a very high risk of COVID-19 transmission, face coverings are essential to reduce the spread of respiratory droplets and fine aerosols;
People who are singing, shouting, chanting, or exercising are strongly encouraged to maintain physical distancing beyond six feet to further reduce risk.
People who are singing or chanting are strongly encouraged to do so quietly (at or below the volume of a normal speaking voice).

So here’s wishing you a small, outdoors, staying home if ill or likely to be(!), distant, masked, brief, and instrumental only holiday season, Citizen! Read the rest here: LA Times

Thanks, AW1 Rod.

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  1. FuzeVT says:

    Easy work around – just say it’s a BLM protest.
    Game. Set. Match.

  2. The Other Whitey says:

    Good luck enforcing this bullshit, Nuisance.

    • AW1 Rod says:

      COMPLETELY unenforceable. Especially in rural areas.

      Nevertheless, THIS is the face of tyranny.

      • 11B-Mailclerk says:

        He will target relatively powerless folks unlikely to vote D, and bust their spheroids.

        His sycophant media buddies will vilify them.

        The litigation will bankrupt them.

        Those inclined to resist will leave.

        He will consolidate power and move on to his next objective. He will likely run for President in 4 years, 8 at the outside.

  3. OWB says:

    But, will the number of chews for each mouthful of food be monitored?

  4. Friend says:

    We are smoking two bacon wrapped turkeys for Thanksgiving with the trimmings…
    We’ll sit outside without masks with friends and neighbors so piss off Gavin.

  5. OldManchu says:

    Fahkeem!

  6. Poetrooper says:

    With Kamala as POTUS this would be a national edict…

  7. 5th/77th FA says:

    Wonder if ol’ Gav is gonna make it to Aunt Nan’s for the Holiday? Will everybody get their own container of gourmet ice cream?

    From the Friend comment; “…smoking two bacon wrapped turkeys….” Sounds like a party. Where did you find Job papers big enough to roll up a bacon wrapped turkey, or do you use a hookah? Or maybe a special turkey pipe? Is there a certain way to wrap the bacon so it burns down evenly as you smoke it? Is it a “grab you by the head, you’re buzzed”, or is it a creep up on you buzz?

  8. Herbert JMesskit says:

    Establishing rules that you know you can’t enforce is the sign of a real tool.

  9. Berliner says:

    Gav neglected to mandate physically blocking the chimney to prevent a “certain individual”, whose beard prevents full mask coverage, from sliding down chimneys to distribute unsanitized “gifts”.

  10. Hack Stone says:

    Will he be Publishing guidance as to (see what Hack did there?) mostly peaceful demonstrations against racism, police abuse, and the re-election of Donald J. Trump. How many looters seeking reparations are allowed in a Target store at one time? Will participants be required to self quarantine at home for 60 days until Law Enforcement gives up on arresting them? Are black hoodies, ski masks and goggles sufficient protective gear for charging a police line?

  11. Anonymous says:

    Cancel Christmas! Because progressivism!

  12. 11B-Mailclerk says:

    Gav’s dictates seem much more like Mussolini than standing on a White House balcony (like just about every President since they built that balcony…)

    Note how the “two weeks to flatten the curve” is now intersecting with “even with a vaccine we need to continue emergency measures…”

    Funny how the Left always shreik about their opponents being “authoritarian” yet the are the ones with the stamping jackboots “Obey!”.

  13. SFC D says:

    Reason #28734.3 why Gavin’s ex-wife is dating Donald Trump Jr. Dumbass.

    • rgr769 says:

      She dumped his ass because Newsom was banging his campaign manager back when she was married to him. The guy has zero integrity, which makes him a perfect politician for the San Fransicko Bay area.

  14. Ex-PH2 says:

    I’ve seen a “portrait” of him staring at the camera. Seriously, he looks about as braindead as a plastic window manikin.

    Is anyone afraid of him? Most people in states like CA are getting tired of these attempts to induce fear-based obedience and are doing their own thing.

    What is Newsom going to do? Is he going to send in “inspectors” to see who is who and what is what? He’s an idiot, and I think he knows what people think of him but doesn’t care because GUVVERRNATOR!!!!

  15. Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH B Woodman says:

    “…….AND CALL OFF CHRISTMAS” (0:40 – 0:50)

    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/97038566949332659/

  16. 11B-Mailclerk says:

    Merry Christmas

    (Put down beverage)

    Only Trump could post this ad

  17. HMCS(FMF) ret says:

    Waiting for Commissar Lars to “enlighten us” in 5… 4… 3…

  18. SidneyBroadshead says:

    Gavin Newsom, the Moff of California, has promised Emperor Palpatine that the Battle Station will be fully operational and that its battleplans will soon be recovered.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnNSnJbjdws