Holiday Lockdowns Are Here! Washington Cancels Thanksgiving and California Shutters
Washington Governor Jay Inslee has decided that his state won’t be celebrating Thanksgiving this year. These draconian measures were recently put into place and people are understandably furious. The new statewide restrictions were put into place last night at 11:59 p.m. and are expected to last through Dec. 14.
These strong actions are being justified because of the increase in COVID-19 cases. Now that Biden is the president-elect, citizens all over the country who reside in Democrat-run states are going to want to prepare themselves. Inslee seems to have left the possibility of Christmas open but we are not going to bet on that one.
The outbreak that is currently taking place in Washington is just as nasty as the one they experienced back in March. The state is currently averaging over 2,000 cases per day. Inslee also knows that this decision is going to cost a number of residents their jobs. Is anyone silly enough to think that he is going to care about that, though?
“This spike puts us in a more dangerous position as we were in March,” Inslee said during a weekend press conference. “And it means, unfortunately, the time has come to reinstate restrictions on activities statewide to preserve the public’s well-being and to save lives. These were very difficult decisions that have very real consequences to people’s livelihoods. I recognize that and don’t take those impacts lightly, but we must act now and act quickly to slow the spread of this disease.”
Indoor dining has been shut down as well but take-out is still permitted. Outdoor diners are welcome to sit outside, as long as there is a limit of five people per table. Grocery stores and churches can only function at 25 percent capacity. As for church services, everyone needs to have their masks on. Otherwise, choir, band, or ensemble performances are not permitted during the service.
There is more to the story, though. Fox Business News has the inside scoop. The list of rules that Washington residents will have to follow is insane. “In addition, all business meetings are prohibited. Only professional training and testing that cannot be done remotely is allowed will be allowed. Occupancy for meetings is limited to 25% or 100 people, whichever is fewer. Professional services must allow employees to work from home when possible and close offices to the public. If offices must remain open, occupancy is restricted to 25%.
Gyms will be prohibited from offering indoor services, though outdoor fitness classes can continue as long as they don’t exceed five people in a group. Meanwhile, entertainment venues like movie theaters, bowling alleys, museums, and zoos will all be banned from offering indoor service, though drive-in theatres will still be allowed to operate under previously laid out restrictions. Long-term care facilities can only offer outdoor visits, with exceptions for end-of-life care.
Weddings and funeral receptions will be limited to no more than 30 people and youth and adult sports must be held outside only with all athletes wearing masks. Personal services, such as barbershops and salons, are also limited to 25% capacity, and real estate open houses are prohibited.” That sounds like an awful lot of rules to adhere to, doesn’t it?
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer wants in on the fun, too. She’s banning in-person high school and college classes as of tomorrow. Indoor dining service is also banned, in addition to public events at venues like concert halls, casinos, movie theaters, and skating rinks. “We are in the worst moment of this pandemic to date,” she said at a recent news conference. “The situation has never been direr. We are at the precipice and we need to take some action.”
Once Christmas is canceled officially, you’re going to see even more people upset. Trust us on this one, it’s coming. “Christmas is probably not going to be possible,” said Dr. Fauci during a recent appearance on Jake Tapper’s show. Let us go find our surprised faces.