California Governor Newsom has been accused of “allowing” civilians to watch the sunrise during a shutdown
California Governor Gavin Newsom has been criticized for publishing a list of activities residents “ are allowed to ” enjoy during closings amid protests over his decision to extend home orders and shut down the beaches.
The Democrat said that millions of residents of the state can still meditate, play badminton, climb trees, cycle or watch the sunrise while adhering to social distance.
Many who were detained for weeks beat him for overseeing the population, mocking his “ all-powerful ” leadership, and saying his suggestions came directly from a California tourism commercial.
He announced the list when Northern California’s Modoc County announced it would cancel its closure orders by opening bars and restaurants, and the Huntington Beach council said it would sue the closure of beaches.
Orange County Sheriff Don Barnes also vowed “not to take enforcement action” because his community was “chosen” and does not recognize “the sacrifices made by civilians.”
“Governor Newsom’s mandate to close all beaches in Orange County today was a shocking decision that will have significant ramifications for us here in Huntington Beach,” Mayor Lyn Semeta said in a statement.
Vice President of the Republican Party of California, Harmeet Dhillon has described California Governor Gavin Newsom as “from the deep end” when he closed beaches to force social distance. Pictured, people gather at Huntington Beach on April 30
Since Orange County has one of the lowest COVID-19 mortality rates per capita in California, state action prioritizes politics over data, in direct contradiction to the governor’s goal of imparting science and facts are our response to this dreadful global pandemic. ”
Harmeet Dhillon, vice president of the Republican Party of California, described Gov Newsom as “from the deep end” when he closed beaches to enforce social distance today.
The council has voted to seek “all legal action necessary” to challenge Newsom’s order.
As of Friday morning, Orange County had 2,393 cases and 45 deaths. The state has 50,000 confirmed infections and 2,036 people have died.
But Thursday saw Orange County spike with 145 new cases, up four times in six days.
Governor Newsom took action yesterday to shut down the beaches after “disturbing” footage showed masses of residents flocking to the sand over the weekend – ignoring the state’s home state.
The governor was expected to shut down all beaches and state parks in California as of today, after a leaked memo from the Newsom government to the California Police Chiefs’ Association surfaced on Wednesday.
But Newsom announced at a news conference on Thursday that the new order applies only to state and local beaches in Orange County.
“Orange County is on our list of health problems and they did a great job there, I think we can tighten that up a bit. So we’ll have a temporary break there, ”he said.
The complete list of Governor Gavin Newsom’s acceptable lockdown activities
Throw a baseball or softball
Explore rock pools
Gardening (not in groups)
Golf (singles, walking – no cart)
Hiking (on trails and paths that allow for distance)
Horse riding (singles)
Jogging and running
Kitesurfing and kite surfing
Picnics (only with your family members at home)
Roller skates and roller skates
Scootering (not in groups)
Skateboarding (not in groups)
Gentle Martial Arts – Tai Chi, Chi Kung (not in groups)
Table tennis (singles)
Throw and catch an American mini football, Frisbee or Frisbee golf (not in groups)
Jumping on the trampoline
Walking the dog
Wash the car
Watch the sunrise or sunset
“Everyone saw those images and we are all concerned about that. … That is ultimately what led to this decision, ‘added Newsom.
Newsom has published a list of ‘acceptable’ home activities, including horse riding, jogging, meditation, picnics, tree climbing, singles golf and watching the rising or setting sun.
“We want you to see sunsets,” he said. “We want you to enjoy outdoor activities. What they don’t want is for people to gather outside in large groups. ‘
Twitter broke out when people complained that their brains were being checked.
One said: ‘Lol, meditation has been approved on the list @GavinNewsom released. Thanks for not checking my brain activities. That’s so mild of you. ‘
Another added: “SFGate article contains activities that are” allowed “by @GavinNewsom. If this isn’t tyranny, I don’t know what it is. Are Californians allowed to garden and jog? These are a few scary things. ‘
One wrote: “Wait. No hopping? I really hope he will revise his list of sanctioned activities. ‘
Another user wrote: ‘Oh my, I am SO GRATEFUL that my Lord and Master @GavinNewsom graced us with a list of outdoor activities we are allowed to do! Huzzah! Let’s bow farmers to a bent knee and promise to be worthy of his merciful thoughtfulness !! ‘
Another said: “Meanwhile, Governor Gavin Newsom in CA announced the activities that we allowed farmers during the closure.
“I’ll see you protest in the State Capitol tomorrow as the governor sits on top of his throne dreaming off this list of allowed activities.”
It comes after Newsom admitted that he was under pressure to lift the restrictions on coronavirus locking after movements from other U.S. states, but said he wouldn’t bow to it.
Remaining home orders given by United States governors and subsequent decisions to slowly reopen state economies have become highly charged political issues in recent weeks as shutdowns continue to hammer the country’s economy.
In an interview with NBC is today on Wednesday, Newsom said he would lie if he said he did not feel pressure from other states and from those seeking to reopen California, including some who have organized protests.
“There is no doubt that it is busy. I do not reject any of those protests or any of those criticisms … All I will reject is pressure as a guide. It will be data and health that will guide our decision-making, ” he said.
“I’m afraid we can erase all profits in a very short time.”
Asked if he thought the worst of COVID-19 in California was behind them, Newsom said, “In my gut, I do … only if we take these next stages seriously.
“If people just assume … that the virus is taking the weekend off or maybe going on a summer vacation, then we’re really in trouble where a potential second wave that wipes out all progress and could potentially cost literally tens of thousands of lives. I think we have to be careful and data will drive decisions away. ‘
Dozens of protesters lined the streets of Orange County, California, on Monday to reopen the state.
Photos from the demonstration show people hoisting and waving flags in the air with signs saying “Open California!”
Surfers wait for waves as the sun goes down the day before the beach closes during the corona virus outbreak
People gather on the beach in front of the pier in Huntington Beach, California, after Newsom ordered the beaches to be closed
A helicopter flies over surfers in Huntington Beach after the city votes to sue Newsom over the decision to close beaches
The pier is viewed as closed and closed as it has been in Newport Beach, California since mid-March
California residents fly kites on the beach and relax on the sand on the last day the beaches are open
Pictured: A California woman holds an improvised sign that reads ‘Open California’ as she joins other residents to protest Governor Gavin Newsom’s orders to stay home
California’s home orders have a provisional end date that, according to Governor Newsom, depends on how well the state navigated the outbreak
Newsom told Californians that public health restrictions would continue to be imposed on Monday, adding, “The chances of a virus-free world are unrealistic in the coming months.”
Few attendees wore face masks and gloves among the crowd. Social distance also seemed to be forgotten as people stood shoulder to shoulder in the country’s latest anti-lockdown protest.
It came when Newsom Tuesday outlined a roadmap for one of the largest economies in the world to gradually reopen for business.
FOUR STAGES TO REOPEN CALIFORNIA:
Phase one: security and preparedness
Stay at home and flatten the curve. Expanding tests, personal protective equipment and hospital capacity. Making essential workplaces as safe as possible. Develop sector-by-sector guidelines for safe reopening.
Stage two: Workplaces with a lower risk
Gradually reopen some lower risk workplaces with adjustments.
This includes: retail (eg curbside collection), manufacturing, offices (when teleworking is not possible) and more public spaces
Stage three: workplaces with a higher risk
Gradually, some higher-risk environments are reopening with changes and size limits for meetings.
This includes: personal care (hairdressing salons, nail studios, gyms), cinemas, sports without a live audience and personal religious services
Phase four: End of the order at home
Reopening of the highest risk areas of our economy once therapeutic agents have been developed.
This includes mass gatherings such as: Concerts, convention centers and live public sports
Curbside stores, factories, and other “lower-risk workplaces” should reopen in a few weeks as coronavirus testing and tracking improves, Newsom said.
Non-essential businesses such as remote office and childcare facilities, along with some parks, would be in the first phase of reopening.
The next stage would be the reopening of higher-risk workplaces, including hair and nail salons, gyms, and movie theaters. Sports without a live audience and personal religious services fall into this category.
The end of homebirth in California and the reopening of the riskiest parts of the economy fall under phase four. It includes mass gatherings such as concerts, convention centers and live public sports.
Newsom said higher risk companies and activities, such as concerts and large gatherings, would take months to reboot.
Schools in California could begin their 2020 year as early as July to make up for a “ learning loss ” from closings and get the broader workforce back to work, Newsom said.
“We think we are weeks, not months, away from making meaningful changes,” he said.
California currently has at least 46,507 cases and 1,875 deaths.
Newsom was one of the first U.S. governors to issue a home order across the state.
The Democratic Governor has not yet set an end date for the order and has said that he will coordinate with Oregon and Washington on reopening once security standards are met.
Minnesota, Mississippi, Colorado, Montana, Tennessee, Georgia, Oklahoma, Alaska, and South Carolina – will reboot, or have rebooted, their economies after weeks of mandatory lockdowns that laid off millions of U.S. workers.
California is poised to reopen as soon as it meets benchmarks such as statewide contact tracking to help identify those who may be infected and a stabilization in coronavirus hospitalizations, health officials have said.
According to the Covid Tracking Project, a volunteer group that publishes data on the pandemic, the state is about halfway between U.S. states in per capita coronavirus testing, with 14,602 tests per million residents.