California Governor Gavin Newsom’s latest diktat states that any region with ICU capacity below 15% will trigger a mandatory three-week lockdown. The order already applies to 60% of the state’s population or almost 30 million people.
The order shuts down church services, travel, playgrounds, movie theaters, wineries, and more. Because of the timing, these regions cannot reopen before Christmas, which means the Governor has forbidden Christmas gatherings beyond one household.
The order reads in part:
“All gatherings with members of other households are prohibited in the Region except as expressly permitted herein. Nothing in this Order prevents any number of persons from the same household from leaving their residence, lodging, or temporary accommodation, as long as they do not engage in any interaction with (or otherwise gather with) any number of persons from any other household, except as specifically permitted herein.”