‘Every One of Them’: California Begins Forcibly Quarantining People – Separating Families – Over COVID-19

It is starting.  The Supreme Leader of California, the Regressive Dem Guv Newsom, is threatening to take children and grandma from their homes—“for their own safety”.  Sadly, the first County Health Officer who feel for this next step in control of the population is the guy in Ventura County—a County with a total of 19 deaths.

“Newsom announced that the “army” – his word – will start with a deployment of 3,000 and grow to the 20,000 mark to chase down who, what, where, and with whom COVID positive people have had connections. To what end? Newsom said, “the tracing component requires workforce and to identify individuals who tested positive…to ID their contacts (with privacy) and maybe quarantine individuals to stop the spread of the disease.”

He means forcible quarantine.

On Wednesday, the soft voice of Ventura County Health Director Robert Levin confirmed that the forcible quarantines are underway. He announced a “pilot program that will grow into a larger program” and “we will find everyone with COVID-19 and we will isolate every one of them and we will make sure that they stay quarantined and we will check in with them every day. In other words, what this program means is we’re going to do a more complete job, we’re going to do a more meticulous job of making it less and less possible for others in the county to run into someone with COVID-19 infection.”

The media has not covered the Governors totalitarian remarks.  Name a society that uses government to take people out of their homes against their wishes?  Name those countries and you see where California is headed.  We are being set up.

‘Every One of Them’: California Begins Forcibly Quarantining People – Separating Families – Over COVID-19

By Victoria Taft, PJMedia, 5/6/20   

As I reported at PJMedia, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced Tuesday he was raising up an “army” of contact tracers – as many as 20,000 people – to track down everyone with COVID-19 and quarantine them.

The number of deaths has begun going down in the state, but Newsom has only doubled down, announcing Monday he was training as many as 20,000 people – “an army and a workforce” – to begin tracking down COVID-19 cases.

Newsom announced that the “army” – his word – will start with a deployment of 3,000 and grow to the 20,000 mark to chase down who, what, where, and with whom COVID positive people have had connections. To what end? Newsom said, “the tracing component requires workforce and to identify individuals who tested positive…to ID their contacts (with privacy) and maybe quarantine individuals to stop the spread of the disease.”

He means forcible quarantine.

On Wednesday, the soft voice of Ventura County Health Director Robert Levin confirmed that the forcible quarantines are underway. He announced a “pilot program that will grow into a larger program” and “we will find everyone with COVID-19 and we will isolate every one of them and we will make sure that they stay quarantined and we will check in with them every day. In other words, what this program means is we’re going to do a more complete job, we’re going to do a more meticulous job of making it less and less possible for others in the county to run into someone with COVID-19 infection.”

Ventura County has hardly been overwhelmed with the virus. Out of its 846,000-person population, Ventura County has had 19 deaths from COVID-19. Most of them occurred in hospitals.

Levin attempted to put a happy face on removing people from their homes because, after all, everybody’s doing it.

This is occurring in many, many other states as well and perhaps all the states in our country.

But other states aren’t doing this. There are 19 deaths in the county since this outbreak visited itself upon us from Wuhan.

But back to the contact “investigators,” as Levin called them.

Levin said that we also realize that as we get more contacts, “some of the people are going to have trouble with being isolated, for instance, if they live in a home where there’s only one bathroom, and there are three or four other people living there and those people don’t have COVID infection we’re not going to be able to keep the person in that home. Every person whom we’re isolating, for instance, needs to have, uh, their own bathroom. And so we’ll be moving people like this into other kinds of housing that we have available. They’ll also have other needs perhaps – food, whatever it’s going to be – the county will be there to back them up and to support them.”

They’re also being given “sensitivity” training to be able to respond to the understandable outrage one would feel if ripped from their mom, dad, and kids.

There is a legal basis for this according to the CDC, but, one must ask if this curve is flattened – as the mantra goes – why are we now resorting to locking people up?

Isolation and Quarantine

The Centers for Disease Control says there is precedent for forcibly removing people and locking them up in quarantine:

Isolation and quarantine help protect the public by preventing exposure to people who have or may have a contagious disease.

  • Isolation separates sick people with a quarantinable communicable disease from people who are not sick.
  • Quarantine separates and restricts the movement of people who were exposed to a contagious disease to see if they become sick.

In addition to serving as medical functions, isolation and quarantine also are “police power” functions, derived from the right of the state to take action affecting individuals for the benefit of society.

Federal Law

The federal government derives its authority for isolation and quarantine from the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution.

Under section 361 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S. Code § 264), the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services is authorized to take measures to prevent the entry and spread of communicable diseases from foreign countries into the United States and between states.

The authority for carrying out these functions on a daily basis has been delegated to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The path to destruction apparently isn’t paved with good intentions, but instead with the Commerce Clause.

Why is it that we’re freeing prisoners and locking up innocents?

Where are all the Leftists who decry “family separation” with those dubious fake “families” at the border?

Now that governments are caging Americans, will any of them give a squat?

One more thing. Watch the sign language interpreter when Levin talks about locking people up.

Watch this for yourself. And then ask yourself, why is this happening now after the curve is flattened?

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. George Miller says

    Steve:

    It’s too bad that you publish PJ Media distortions and untruths in your mostly excellent newsletter without correction even after you are shown they are incorrect:

    “On Wednesday, the soft voice of Ventura County Health Director Robert Levin confirmed that the forcible quarantines are underway. He announced a “pilot program that will grow into a larger program” and “we will find everyone with COVID-19 and we will isolate every one of them and we will make sure that they stay quarantined and we will check in with them every day. In other ”

    Dr. Levin never said it was forcible or mandatory. He clarified his “imprecise language” the very next day. My independent sources confirmed he was telling the truth. I published and sent my interview of Dr. Levin to you- https://www.citizensjournal.us/vc-health-officer-facing-biggest-challenge-of-career-with-covid-19-speaks-with-citizens-journal/. I called and gave you a heads up. YET, you published it anyway. I am disappointed. Steve, please publish a follow up to explain to readers what is really going on.

    Focus instead on state and county unproductive regulations concerning businesses, beaches, etc.

    • “He clarified his “imprecise language” the very next day.” Lots of this imprecise stuff going on until there is push back. Just sayin’

  2. I am tired of a communist state… Governor Nuisance must go!!!

  3. I always find it interesting to look at the numbers for LA county they post on the news without any clarification. They said on the news the number of people in LA county that tested positive was about 25k. Now when you consider that the population of LA county is 10.04million the number that tests positive is .28%. The main question is still how many died and that number is 1172 which comes to .01% which is less then the flu. So why is there all the panic? Almost every year the flu season kills between 20k and 100k and we do not panic so why now??

  4. This is no longer a medical issue. It’s now a political issue. And it’s not about a disease. It’s about control.

    • Otis Needleman says

      Sure is. Problem for them – Americans don’t do “control” real well. Understand this is now voluntary, but as always, “they” could make it mandatory when they believe people aren’t paying attention. If “they” are smart, they can avoid widespread violence. You can only imagine the way these patients under county quarantine would be treated. Not real good.

    • Toni Carver says

      Yes. At this point it is, without question, a political issue. Enough is enough!

  5. Damocles says

    The only way to correct Treason and Sedition is with trial by an IMPARTIAL jury and when found guilty , the correct punishment should be IMMEDIATELY carried out. Death by gallows will assure that these cockroaches don’t just scatter off into the dark and hide under a rock until they can do more damage. We are under attack for our very existence and yet we do nothing . Even under the drastically falling projected numbers they take more and more of our rights away . This has been a fraud from the start and the begging of a long planned agenda . They will push until they cause a civil war and then the Same Traitors will enact , By EXECUTIVE ORDER , Martial Law . Then we will see the gloves come off and the true nature of Globalism which is just Communism / Socialism thinly veiled .
    From the Sword of ——-

  6. The Captive says

    Am I imagining this or is the gov. of CA getting worse and worse because he isn’t getting the results he thinks he needs to be come “president”??? LOL ! WHAT a joke or what a dictator and yes that is treason and sedition if he pullaa stunt like this.
    Too bad he can’t be tarred and feathered for starters!

  7. Paint Brush says

    Keep in mind that Guv Newsolini is Nancy Pelosi’s Nephew…two peas in the pod. Power and control hungry, hateful of the average American, these two are working hand in hand to destroy our Republic. Then we have all the suck ups hanging on to these two, hopeful of being given a crumb from their power. I see CA waking up and going on with life and business all around me. What are the commie-dems going to do, arrest all 40 million Californians? This is such a disgrace and frightening to think a few power hungry people are trying to herd California down the Socialist path. If all are to be tested, Nancy and Gav first!

  8. Paint Brush says

    I don’t know who’s political side you are on, George, but you have to admit the government in California can not be trusted. Of course no one wants to go this route, no matter how wonderfully scientific and “fair” to the unfortunate folks who get nabbed by this lunatic of a governor. He has already shown his disrespect for the law and the people. First he waylays the capital punishment that WE VOTED FOR, then lately he has made adjustments to the Workers Comp program WITHOUT THE REQUIRED LEGISLATIVE INVOLVEMENT. And he want us to trust HIM and his “army”? Isn’t this exactly what Hitler did? He gathered all the names of the citizens under some innocent reason, then proceeded to terminate them, group by group: disabled, mentally challenged, old people, then etnic groups. Yeah, like we trust Newsolini and his bunch!

  9. Ken Hunter says

    How can I get a job as one of these contact tracers? I bet it pays really good. Looks like steady work for a while.

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