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Gov. Newsom Limits Gatherings to Three Families, Two Hours Or Less, No Singing

Do riots and protests count as ‘gatherings?’

By Katy Grimes, October 13, 2020 8:54 am

It’s clearly past time to make George Orwell fiction again.

Gov. Gavin Newsom and his California Department of Public Health issued another “new” set of  social distancing guidelines prohibiting gatherings that include more than three households at any time.

The Oct. 9 document, “Mandatory Requirements for All Gatherings,” explains that all private gatherings must limit the number of attendees and are required to be held outside.

“Gatherings are defined as social situations that bring together people from different households at the same time in a single space or place.  When people from different households mix, this increases the risk of transmission of COVID-19.”

Despite the The World Health Organization’s special envoy on COVID-19 urging world leaders this week to stop “using lockdowns as your primary control method,” the governor continues to discuss at his daily press conferences the people with “infections,” or “cases.” But these are not “cases;” actual practicing medical doctors refer to “cases” as those in the hospital, in the ICU, or those who have died as a result of COVID-19.

California’s COVID-19 numbers tell the rest of the story:

  • 16,191,341 COVID-19 tests given
  • 850,028 people tested positive for COVID-19
  • 15,341,313 people tested negative for COVID-19
  • 16,572 deaths attributed to COVID-19
  • California’s total population is 39,512,000 million

California has a 0.04% mortality rate for COVID.

Unsure of the details telling Californians just how to gather with friends?

The CDPH explains:

Keep it short

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

Rules for Singing, Chanting, and Shouting at Outdoor Gatherings 

  • Singing, chanting, shouting, and physical exertion significantly increases 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:
    • 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 6 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).
  • Instrumental music is allowed as long as the musicians maintain at least 6-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.

Be sure to stay away from those dreaded wind instruments. As for requiring gatherings two hours or less because “the longer the duration, the risk of transmission increases,” this is totally arbitrary. And do riots and protests count as “gatherings?” Should they also be limited to “three families, two hours or less, no singing, no shouting?”

Gov. Newsom’s rules are sounding eerily like a chapter out of George Orwell’s Animal Farm: “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”

As California Globe reported last week, more than 30,000 medical practitioners and medical & public health scientists recently released a letter called the Great Barrington Declaration, telling politicians who continue to keep people in lockdown, they are causing more health issues and deaths than COVID-19:

“Current lockdown policies are producing devastating effects on short and long-term public health.”

“Schools and universities should be open for in-person teaching. Extracurricular activities, such as sports, should be resumed. Young low-risk adults should work normally, rather than from home. Restaurants and other businesses should open. Arts, music, sport and other cultural activities should resume. People who are more at risk may participate if they wish, while society as a whole enjoys the protection conferred upon the vulnerable by those who have built up herd immunity.”

The most compassionate approach that balances the risks and benefits of reaching herd immunity, is to allow those who are at minimal risk of death to live their lives normally to build up immunity to the virus through natural infection, while better protecting those who are at highest risk. We call this Focused Protection.”

While Gov. Newsom continues to convolute and extend the state’s COVID guidelines, killing off more businesses, the Great Barrington Declaration doctors say he is also putting more of the state’s residents “at risk for lower childhood vaccination rates, worsening cardiovascular disease outcomes, fewer cancer screenings and deteriorating mental health – leading to greater excess mortality in years to come, with the working class and younger members of society carrying the heaviest burden. Keeping students out of school is a grave injustice.”

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84 thoughts on “Gov. Newsom Limits Gatherings to Three Families, Two Hours Or Less, No Singing

  1. Why is CA being dictated to by an unelected task force group put together by a governor who is high on Control??? Why are the citizens of this state surrendering to this?


    1. OMG. I was thinking the same thing. Just left Cali in July, and wow, just wow. When will people stand up on their hind legs and kick this tyrant to the curb?

        1. Settle down? Are you friggin kidding? I heard about this and thought it was a joke, seriously!!!!! People worried about big tech? Crap no, it is big government I am worried about. Hmmmmm, 250 years ago, didn’t we take care of this kind of abuse of power?

      1. Those of us in the Central Valley (though our numbers are small compared to the bay area and southern California) are trying! We are fighting the good fight.

    2. He’s busy with making rules like this that can’t be enforced when his state is a mess . So many homeless people , businesses closed , unsafe roads , bad forestry management… he needs to go

      1. Yes move to the east but don’t bring that ridiculous mess with you! Remember you voted that POS into office we don’t need that kind of governing over here

    3. Because ppl love him. He gives them $$ to be lazy and not enough ppl to protest. Just sad because he thinks he is a king!????

    4. Who is going to follow these ridiculous “rules”?
      My family has never chanted before, but we are going to this year! lol

    5. Because you live in a state that is 99.999% democrat. They love to control ever aspect of your life and the stupid people that keep voting for these morons get what they vote for.

    6. I signed the petition to remove Newsome.
      If you think a leader like Newsome, who takes away your democratic rights can’t happen – look at Nazi Germany, Communist Russia, Communist Cuba, China, Korea, and many other countries.
      It can happen and is happening here

  2. The comedy continues. No one listens to this clown and, hopefully, his reign of terror will come to an end with the court date of October 21.

    1. Where will HE GET ALL THE POLICE TO ENFORCE FAMILY GATHERINGS FOR CHRISTMAS AND THANKSGIVING??? Who is going to monitor him and Nancy pelosi ????? You think covid 19 is the danger???? You want to drive people to drugs suicide and their death with all of these lockdowns! I for one am planning on leaving California as soon as I can!!!!

      1. NOTHING this mentally-ill megalomaniac has “mandated” is legally enforceable. He has NO power to order ANY INDIVIDUAL to do ANYTHING . His power is limited to overseeing state agencies only, he CANNOT make law or regulations. He can only make “Recommendations” . THERE IS NO LAW REQUIRING MASKS, only a “Recommendation” or “Guideline”… Take off the &^$*@$^!(! Masks!!!

      1. Newsom is being sued by Assembly Members James Gallagher and Kevin Kiley who are requesting an end to the “emergency powers” under which Newsom is issuing all if his executive orders. Michigan courts have already ruled the powers unconstitutional.

    1. We just signed the removal petition to remove the slime. He/it, won with cheating and lieing votes, illegal voters.
      The whole soros fandamily is worse than any desease or virus.

      1. He also won because John Cox was a terrible candidate. I thought newsom would have to face villaraigosa because I thought he was very popular, but he proved to be a terrible candidate as well. Newsom ruined San Francisco when was mayor. A lot of their problems were because of him. The California government is as corrupt as the federal government.

  3. Newsom missed his true calling. He needs to take his act to Comedy Central.

    This dictate is clearly aimed at limiting 1st amendment freedoms, more specifically I suspect this is aimed at birthday parties and weddings.

  4. Newsom is a corrupt controlling narcissist. ACT NOW download, print, follow instructions, print name, address, fill in Circulator portion, SIGN and mail to PO address at bottom if the petition! recallgavin2020.com ????????❤????????

  5. Guess what Newsom…..we aren’t following your rules, you know why? You have taken it too far.

    Hopefully the lawsuit outs you in your place at trial next week. I just wish it were a criminal trial that would put Newsom behind bars for the rest of his life.

    Newsom is an evil corrupt controlling narcissist. ACT NOW download, print, follow instructions, print name, address, fill in Circulator portion, SIGN and mail to PO address at bottom if the petition! recallgavin2020.com ????????❤????????

  7. Is it inappropriate to ask if there is a category called “Silly Totalitarianism”?
    Gruesome and the Gang may have created something new. Their only accomplishment.

  8. Comrades

    Don’t ya love it…..a new phone book of rules to protect us…..balance…equity……

    The block commissars, cameras and drones are next…..

  9. This governor Isa disgrace to society and so is mask wearing for fricken seven almost 8 months now this is so against our constitutional rights recall governor newsom and lose the masks it’s redicoulas

  10. Nuckin’ Futs!
    Newsom is absolutely drunk on his own power.
    Check out South Dakota, Kansas, Kentucky and Sweden. There are also rural parts of this country that have family gatherings, church services, schooling and have not been effected. We need to boost our immune system, protect the elderly, wash hands and get on with life! For most of us it is 99.5 % SURVIVAL RATE!

    1. You know I totally agree and I’m a older adult
      I can’t stand what this is doing to our young people they need to be back in everything, as for us old folks!! Just be smart It’s not that hard !!! I chose to be smart and live !!! I want young people to be young people they can be smart and make good choices

  11. The wannabe Dictator Newsome, needs to go away. Yes COVID is dangerous to certain people already acknowledged as ‘at high risk’; but when is enough enough??? I live on a hill in Stinson Beach with a view of the beach. The beach has been packed every weekend. Where are the current infection rates? Straight from the Marin County Public Health web site: as of Monday there was not a single COVID patient in any of Marin County’s hospitals! Not one!

  12. It’s a contest between New York, Michigan, California and Hawaii for how many stupid arbitrary rules can be created. They think Biden is going to bail them out. We’ll see.

  13. This is just a dress rehearsal for his upcoming “climate change” restrictions. For example, “you can only drive your gasoline powered vehicles 50 miles a day, three days a week.” Outdoor bbq’s are limited to grills operated by electricity. Coal and propane are no longer allowed.” This is coming people!

    1. Absolutely. A “climate emergency” every summer and winter to prevent people from heating or cooling their homes and forget driving to work.

    2. Perfect description: Dress rehearsal of what is to come. The virus is DEADLY but it is being used as the doorway to turn out way of life upside down.

  14. Seriously this Governor has lost it, has gone absolutely mad. Wasn’t his aunt Pelosi writing an mental health bill to check off people like him that have touch with reality.

  15. Newsom you need to get your head out of Aunt Polocis ass you CANNOT stop peaple from having family gatherings its not in your job description you don’t make laws we the people do so go pound sand with your guide lines and open this dam state up

  16. Im trying really hard to find the puppet strings because I know there is no way on gods green earth that he is able to stand in front of millions of people and continue to chant his bullshit! This is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard and he should feel like a moron for even attempting it. President whoever of wherever needs to pull the plug on this guy and his aging Aunt Palogne. We need to start a marching band ASAP and blow our horns in his driveway every day until he packs his bags and bounces down the road. He has ruined over 30 million peoples year. How can we continue to let him ruin our lives while he goes about his. #BlowYourHornAtGavin.

  17. Allowed to continue, the chiseling away of our Inalienable rights ——The freedom to travel as we wish, freedom to create a life for ourselves through our own mind & efforts, freedom to worship with others or to gather at live music events, the freedom to have control over our medical decisions—-will continue unabated until this illegal tyrannical system is firmly in place.

    He has no right to crown himself overlord over tens of millions, none.
    Pushback is critical.

    What HAS been proven & verified with REAL science are two keys disproving the pandemic fear porn-
    the PCR tests used to determine if you may be carrying or are infected with the virus do not work! They are totally unreliable, the inventor of the test is very clear about this. What the PCR test is good for is to give a positive test result on demand. If you need 3000 people to test positive, it’s quite easy to do so.
    FACT : the virus has NEVER been isolated.
    The CDC admits as much on their website, but that important information is not highlighted, and it’s tucked away within the information presented.

    Herr Newsom is all smoke and mirrors, his edicts are not legally enforceable.
    How we come out of this predicament will have an impact here in the US and around the world.

  18. He does not make laws only Congress does . Newsom can not fine you because its not a law its goes against your civil rights n your constitutional rights. Newsom has over stepped n beyond his authority as Governor n needs to step down !!!!

  19. Peggy Hall on thehealthyamerican.org has all the literature and civil rights documents that prove this guy is acting against the law. I’ve adapted her documents for Oregon civil rights and presenting them to businesses who think they can police me not wearing a mask. Guess what, impersonating a police officer is against the law, harassing a customer wearing a mask is aggregated assault. I love businesses but they need to fight back. They are being used in these shenanigans just like Hitler used SS officers and German citizens against the Jews. We have civil right of freedom of movement to walk into any public establishment without fear of discrimination. When Trader Joe’s asks you to stand in the square, that’s false imprisonment. Don’t do it! Don’t do any of this!

  20. This is actually bordering on Communism. This guy needs to be stopped. This is exactly why my wife and I left California last year after living there for 65 years!

  21. Relax everyone he is actually in Gitmo for all his crimes he is being represented by a clone/body double it will soon be over after the election you need to show that your willing to fight for your state it’s just a bad movie your watching and a part of

  22. Just think how many churches could be formed if just the large churches like the Crystal Cathedral broke into two to three ”family churches” and brought to Christ another family, then one of the original families split off and drew two more families in to Christ, to build another Church, etc! If we take this stand to heart our churches could grow in leaps and bounds! Small personal Churches with a personal communion with Our Father, Christ, and the Holy Spirit! We could learn sign language to sing! Two hour service in the morning and two in the evening, plus two hrs of prayer meetings and Bible studying during the week days. We could even alternate the families so that the churches were used 24/7. CHRIST CAN NOT BE STOPPED!

  23. Just following the orders given to him by his Chinese Communist overlords…

    The check’s in the mail, Gavin… Along with your ballots…

    Don’t be sheep….

  24. One has to wonder WHAT Gavin Newsome (and the tyrants in NY and MI) have been promised. They’re all but killed the privately owned restaurants in their states, killed 10s of thousands of small businesses, have watched the suicide and domestic abuse cases rise rapidly, and have kept schools closed forcing our teachers in to impossible situations (as if a 7 yr old could telecommute??? )

    To What End?

    What these Governors are doing is flat out evil and YES – People must STOP complying.

    Leave the F-ing mask at home!! Unless it’s an M95 there is no science behind it. It is the ultimate sign of compliance. STOP

  25. Newsom apparently doesn’t read suggestions and opinions from people more educated than he, case and point,
    (30,000 medical practitioners and medical & public health scientists recently released a letter called the Great Barrington Declaration,) stating lockdown is bad for the public. He is so stupid I wonder how he lived to get grown. I am very sorry for the Californian natives. He needs to be legally removed from the Governor’s Office.

  26. Other notable restrictions:
    – No breathing anymore than you have to.
    – Bicycles are only allowed one wheel.
    – Bowling alleys can only load 5 pins or less per lane.
    – Shopping store one-way lanes are subject to fines if disobeyed.
    – Car windows must stay closed and vents set to recycle air.
    – Face masks required during showers.
    – Laughter is strictly prohibited.

    Rule of thumb: If it’s fun, it’s probably banned.

  27. People from the cities immigrate to the suburbs because of these over-reaching idiots, and then change the ‘culture’ and vote the same in. There are democrats & republican senators/congressman both who have colluded against the American people to take our rights to sue vaccine companies, telecommunications companies, congressmen who supress free speech and whose justice is aimed at supporting special groups while ignoring justice for everyone else. Governors who complain about climate fires while ignoring the arsonists who started them. (Yes, I know what Newsweek said, but I actually live in a very wet area and driving around have seen a dozen small burn areas next to roads. Don’t tell me this was from climate or bad forest management. It was arson!)

  28. Californians deserve this. It’s an unashamedly blue state. Unfortunately, the retards move from there due to the bad government policies, move somewhere nice, then vote for the same things that they voted for in California. They can rot right where they are.

    1. Yes…they are moving to Colorado who’s Governor is a friend of California’s Governor. When we see what the Cali Governor does we just stand waiting for the same fate!!!! This is complete INSANITY and I still stand in disbelief that the citizens of AMERICA are falling prey to such fear and listening and abiding to this. When has this country EVERY shut down and put so much fear in people??? It’s time to say NO MORE!!!!

    2. Not all Californians are democrats. The 30% that are are are fed up. There are some Blues we ho move out. My home has always been a red county, but we too are getting city people thinking they love it, but then want all they left behind. Same for many in the central valley. The farmers are NOT blue, but bay area people move over because it’s cheaper and ruin so much.

  29. I am born and raised California resident. My husband and i are in the process to move to North Idaho. What Newscum is doing, is chasing good wholesome people OUT of California to make room for his “people”(illegals). I dont wear a mask(unless forced to) since day one! I had to be tested for covid to have surgery. Of course i am negative. Crowd immunity is REAL! My church has never closed… ever! It is because our church is not registered with the state and is located in the middle of the desert. Not one positive covid case. No masks, everyone hugs and sings weekly. The problem is, California has too many sheep who believe everything he says. Wake up! Covid is no more deadly then the flu. In Idaho, EVERYTHING is open, EVERYTHING! NO MASKS!

  30. We left California in 2010 because of the crazy people running the State. What do you all expect from a Governor who is related to Nancy Pelosi? Wake up California!

  31. Newsom is a piece of crap that can’t limit my constitutional rights. We’re having whatever gatherings we want. And will continue to do so until he breaks up the criminal Antifa and BLM protests. BBB

  32. Wouldn’t it be great if Trump won California showing dictator Newsom we have had enough of the tyranny? Go vote in person.

  33. Last Saturday I was a a birthday party ???? ???? no mask like 7 different families kids bounce house ect. Playing board games ???????????????? next a Halloween party like they said for 4th of July no fireworks remember all of California responded ????????✨

  34. NewCaliforniaState.com – here we come!
    Good Californians, please stay and join us in making New California a great place to live!

  35. Not all Californians are democrats. The 30% that are not are fed up. There are some Blues we ho move out. My home has always been a red county, but we too are getting city people thinking they love it, but then want all they left behind. Same for many in the central valley. The farmers are NOT blue, but bay area people move over because it’s cheaper and ruin so much.

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