California entertainment workers exempted from Gov. Newsom’s stay at home orders

Cher, Madonna, Sean Penn, Bette Midler and the rest of the hate America Hollywood crowd are laughing at us.  While real people, the middle class and poor, are forced to stay in their homes, not work, must wear masks, no allowed in church or give their children an education, the rich of Hollywood do the opposite.

Newsom has declared that making a movie or TV show is “essential” work, as if we would die without an episode of NCIS.

“The entertainment industry is located in Southern California and the governor is allowing a nice little carve-out for Hollywood. Though entertainment workers were not exempted in Newsom’s original stay-at-home orders last March, the industry is listed in the latest order under the category of essential workers. The original order still applies with some revisions, like this one.

So, all those grave shift workers in other industries are out of luck and out of work for the next month – the curfew is issued for one month – while entertainment workers continue to work.

Will the people revolt and sign the Recall petition?  Will they vote against Newsom in November, 2022 if we do not have a Recall?  Or is the public going to say in response to the curfew and Newsoms’ other fried brain induced orders, “What is the punchline to that joke?”  Then go on with living and hoping Gavin get the therapy he so obviously needs.

California entertainment workers exempted from Gov. Newsom’s stay at home orders

Karen Townsend, HotAir,   11/20/20 

Who knew that the entertainment industry workers are essential workers? No one knew that because it is an absurd stretch of the definition of an essential worker. In California, Governor Gavin Newsom is issuing a new stay-at-home order to California residents and exempting entertainment industry workers from it.

The order issued by Newsom on Thursday is described as a “limited stay-at-home order”. It establishes a curfew between the hours of 10 PM and 5 AM. All non-essential work, movement, and gatherings must stop during those hours, except for the exempted categories of those deemed essential in the state’s purple tier, essentially every county in Southern California and 94% of the state’s population. The entertainment industry is located in Southern California and the governor is allowing a nice little carve-out for Hollywood. Though entertainment workers were not exempted in Newsom’s original stay-at-home orders last March, the industry is listed in the latest order under the category of essential workers. The original order still applies with some revisions, like this one.

So, all those grave shift workers in other industries are out of luck and out of work for the next month – the curfew is issued for one month – while entertainment workers continue to work.

The governor’s original Stay-at-Home order (read it here) from March includes the following passage, which still applies:

In accordance with this order, the State Public Health Officer has designated the following list of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers to help state, local, tribal, and industry partners as they work to protect communities, while ensuring continuity of functions critical to public health and safety, as well as economic and national security.

On that list of exemptions, under “Industrial, Commercial, Residential, and Sheltering Facilities and Services,” there is essential worker designation 15 which reads, “Workers supporting the entertainment industries, studios, and other related establishments, provided they follow covid-19 public health guidance around physical distancing.”

The guidance does indicate this exemption only applies if remote work is not possible, but with film and TV production it is often not.

Clearly, remote work is not possible for most of the industry. We’ve seen evidence of that since the beginning of the pandemic when non-essential businesses were forced to close and Hollywood followed those orders. Television shows and movie productions were shut down, leaving a void in new entertainment coming out for consumers. Did you notice the surge in bringing back classic game shows on television over the summer months? There wasn’t anything else available to the networks for broadcasting besides reruns of episodes of shows shown in the fall television season. Talk shows can operate remotely but not regular television programming. Movies can’t be filmed using Zoom.

It’s hard to not be cynical here and assume that the governor was pressured by the industry to allow them to continue to operate. Lots of television shows and some movie productions have resumed in recent weeks. You may be noticing some of your favorite shows beginning to offer a new season of episodes over the last week or two. The industry is slowly getting back to work. The entertainment industry unions and guilds contribute to Democrats, as do the majority of politically active actors, directors, producers, writers, and so on. He is probably feeling the heat to keep productions open during the night and early morning hours, too.

California is one of several states taking stricter measures to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus as new spikes in cases emerge. Apparently, though, the governor thinks the virus doesn’t affect some segments of California’s population as it does others. Newsom is in hot water for showing his own arrogance by attending social gatherings like a birthday dinner at French Laundry. The guests, twelve in all including Newsom, didn’t bother to wear masks or social distance. The group included doctors. Newsom, you may remember, recently tried to micro-manage diners by telling them to wear a mask even while eating – taking it down only for bites of food and putting it back on their faces between bites. The rules are for the little people, you know, and apparently Hollywood gets a pass, too.

“We know from our stay at home order this spring, which flattened the curve in California, that reducing the movement and mixing of individuals dramatically decreases COVID-19 spread, hospitalizations, and deaths,” California Health and Human Services Secretary Mark Ghaly added in the statement.

Along with the limited stay-at-home order, California has also issued a travel advisory asking people to avoid nonessential out-of-state travel and to quarantine for 14 days after arriving from another state or country. Masks are required to be worn by individuals whenever they are outside their homes, with limited exceptions.

It looks as though we all aren’t in this thing together. Perhaps someone should hand a copy of his own rules to him for a little leisurely reading.

About Stephen Frank

Stephen Frank is the publisher and editor of California Political News and Views. He speaks all over California and appears as a guest on several radio shows each week. He has also served as a guest host on radio talk shows. He is a fulltime political consultant.

Comments

  1. Paint Brush says

    Her Nuisance exempted the “entertainment” folks so he can attend one of their “secret” parties, just like the one at the French Laundry.

  2. *Laugh* So bars, with entertainment, and back-lot workers are exempt?

    And how many millions have these newly exempted people given to Slick? Wow.

    Regarding the rules comment at the end of the article….. “Rules, we don’t need no stink’n rules”

  3. It is truly a good thing I no longer live in California. If I were to see any of these low-life scum, I would attack each and every one of them. They are NOT better, nor more important, nor more ‘essential’ than anyone else. In fact, they are less so. One does not need television. The theaters are closed, so no need for a movie. Even the news can be done from home.

    Read a damn book. So much more entertaining, generates a good habit, and allows the mind to expand.

    This group of pond scum? They should be eliminated, permanently.

  4. Recall the a$$hole at RecallGavin2020.com

  5. Isn’t it telling that a virus (We’ve had many before this one.) can be manipulated to scare enough people into completely submitting to whatever tales government officials and the disease care industry choose to promote? Far too many Americans are on the verge of total ignorance regarding how our government officials are to behave per constitutional and statutory requirements.

    There will be too few who will stand up and challenge the outrageous actions of elected and appointed officials.

    The success of the entrenched interests and the mass media in completely demonizing and destroying Donald Trump with falsehoods and innuendo, while promoting a senile, incoherent, woman-abusing, five-decade public trough feeder in Joe Biden shows just how illiterate the mass of American people have become.

    Elections where any manner of quality control has been dispensed with by both major parties means we cannot hope for reason and right to prevail over emotion and the dark motives of those who want to control us completely.

    Look out Roman Empire. The fall of America will be even more spectacular and devastating and we are well on the way to a complete collapse as events continue to unfold.

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