“I’m hearing that @RichardGrenell‘s #FixCalifornia is working to file an injunction against the latest Los Angeles County mask mandate. This is good, because I have a lot of questions,” the Globe Tweeted Friday.
We referenced our article reporting that Los Angeles County public health officer, Dr. Muntu Davis, announced at a video press conference a new order requiring masks be worn by LA residents when indoors, regardless of vaccination status — effective Sunday morning at 12:01AM.
This is good, because I have a lot of questions:https://t.co/YvTZv8MsOd
— Katy Grimes (@KATYSaccitizen) July 16, 2021
Sacramento residents are also once again being asked to mask up indoors as the county’s COVID-19 case rate increases and the Delta variant surges.
We asked, “Why Are California Cities’ Public Health Officers Really Ordering Masks Worn Indoors? We’ve been told the vaccines protect against COVID-19, and the variants, according to the World Health Organization.”
Sure enough, Grenell’s FixCalifornia legal team filed an Emergency Stay on the July 15th Mask Mandate on behalf of Petitioner Fadde Mikhail.
In their Case Overview, attorneys Harmeet Dhillon and Mark Meuser explain why the mask mandate is dubious:
On July 15, 2021, the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health, through its Health Officer Dr. Muntu Davis, announced that the County would reinstate its indoor mask mandate effective 11:59 PM on Saturday, July 17, 2021, in response to a reported rise in the Delta variant of the COVID-19 strain across the County.In doing so, Dr. Davis made clear that the Health Officer Order will apply to everyone, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status, by noting that “we’re not where we need to be for the millions at risk of infection here.” Yet, as the CDC and the County both recognize, vaccinated individuals’ risk of either infection or transmission is extremely low. Further the County is less than ten percentage points from vaccination levels experts consider having reached herd immunity. In short, the County has no rational basis and no authority for the Health Officer Order.
The lawsuit says:
The Health Officer Order impermissibly restricts the liberty of fully vaccinated individuals without rational basis or legal authority. Since March 2020, County residents have had their liberty restricted in unprecedented ways. Businesses, schools, and houses of worship have been shuttered or had to follow other onerous restrictions in an effort to stop the spread of COVID19. Those restrictions have loosened as the result of rising vaccination levels, but now the County seeks to again restrict the rights of vaccinated County residents, yet this time based on a minuscule risk of COVID-19 contraction or transmission.
This is the legal document:20210716_Mikhail_Writ_FILED