Guv Newsom Thanksgiving ORDER: Six Feet Apart/Serve Turkey in Disposable container–OUTSIDE

This is how Guv Newsom expects you to hold Thanksgiving dinner: 

“Not only is California limiting the number of households that can come for Thanksgiving, the state also requires hosts to write down the names of all attendees for contact tracing. For families who want to celebrate the holidays with both sets of in-laws, “participating in multiple gatherings with different households or groups is strongly discouraged.”

In addition to limiting how much of your family can gather, California is mandating that all gatherings happen outside. That means families can’t congregate in the kitchen to cook together, serve food in the kitchen, or sit around the dining room table. Family members can leave your backyard and enter.”

Do you really think he is going to limit his family and friends, do it outdoors—even if it rains—and keep a contact list of attendees?  The fun part is that he does not want you to use your good Thanksgiving china—he wants you to use disposable containers—like you are going to a picnic at a neighborhood soccer game.  He has taken away Thanksgiving—next on his hit list is Christmas.

California Just Declared War On Thanksgiving With Kafka-Level Regulations

Gov. Gavin Newsom’s new regulations ban gatherings of more than three households, outlaw indoor gatherings, require guests to sit six feet apart, and suggest serving your turkey in ‘single-serve disposable containers.’

By Elle Reynolds, The Federalist,   10/20/20   

Gov. Gavin Newsom just gave Californians more regulations for an early Christmas present — and anyone hoping to celebrate the holidays with family better hope there’s a gift receipt.

Just in time for the Thanksgiving and Christmas festivities, when most families gather with loved ones, California’s Democrat governor has issued a new set of regulations that bans gatherings of more than three households. Additionally, no indoor gatherings are permitted, so don’t plan on eating around the dining room table unless you lug it out into your backyard.

Newsom’s ban on gatherings of more than three households means that a family with more than two grown children can only have two visit at the same time. According to the Pew Research Center, almost two-thirds of mothers in their young forties in 1976 had three or more children. If those mothers are grandmothers now and their children are grown, that means up to two-thirds of families would be banned from bringing all their children under one roof for the holidays.

Ashley Pollard lives in Orange County, California, and her family’s gatherings for Thanksgiving and Christmas usually include several households coming in from all over the state and beyond. “For most of my family, we look forward to the holidays, as it is often the two times of year that we are able to see each other,” she said. But this year, that won’t be able to happen. “Our holidays will be celebrated individually,” Pollard said. “No cousins, aunts, or uncles.”

Beka Helm is from Sanger, California, and her family’s gatherings normally include about 25 people. This year, she expects they can only have less than half of that. “The holidays are all about family,” says Helm. “If you try to enforce every single one of these rules, the focus turns from family to keeping the rules.”

Not only is California limiting the number of households that can come for Thanksgiving, the state also requires hosts to write down the names of all attendees for contact tracing. For families who want to celebrate the holidays with both sets of in-laws, “participating in multiple gatherings with different households or groups is strongly discouraged.”

In addition to limiting how much of your family can gather, California is mandating that all gatherings happen outside. That means families can’t congregate in the kitchen to cook together, serve food in the kitchen, or sit around the dining room table. Family members can leave your backyard and enter your house to use the restroom, but only if the restroom is “frequently sanitized.”

Unlike some states, California’s winter climate isn’t necessarily hostile to outdoor gatherings, but it can dip below freezing in November and December. Families who have a backyard can gather there; families who live in condos or apartments will have to look elsewhere. “We have been blessed with enough space to have it outside if that was what we wanted,” Helm said. “It probably isn’t realistic for the average resident of California.”

Even outside, the regulations also mandate at least six feet of distance between members of different households at all times, including when family members are sitting. So good luck passing the Thanksgiving turkey down the table, much less having a conversation with the people seated around you.

Speaking of Thanksgiving turkey, Newsom’s regulations require that “as much as possible, any food or beverages at outdoor gatherings must be in single-serve disposable containers.” And no serving your own plate — if food can’t be served in single portions, then someone wearing a face covering must be there to dole out servings.

Attendees should also put their face masks back on as soon as they finish eating. And make sure to keep your gathering short, even if it’s been months since you’ve seen your extended family. “Gatherings should be two hours or less,” Newsom’s rules stipulate.

Finally, don’t count on singing Christmas carols at any holiday parties this year. Singing is “strongly discouraged.” If you do sing, you must wear a face mask the entire time. Further, you’re “strongly encouraged” to sing quietly, and standing far apart from everyone else.

If these rules weren’t severe enough, the regulations also give “local health jurisdictions” permission to enforce even stricter rules. Which raises the question: how is this going to be enforced? Are neighbors going to be encouraged to rat each other out — as New York Mayor Bill de Blasio did — or is this just a political stunt with no real teeth?

Some of Newsom’s rules might be fine as recommendations or suggestions. It may be wise for certain families with at-risk members to follow some of these precautions this year. But that should be a decision left to individual families — not mandated by the state.

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. This is INSANE!!! STUPID IDIOT!!! That decision is for the family to make… not some dictator …
    AND WHY can’t they serve their Thanksgiving meal on regular plates and silverware… WHY should they be forced to use throw away …
    IF anyone is worried about germs… wash with a dishwasher, very hot water.. if washing by hand, but a capful of bleach in your rinse water… it disinfects the dishes when you wash them… I do it all the time when I have a cold…

  2. James Coles says

    Severely retro: as in medieval disease terror.
    Gav, old homeboy, old buddy — this is COVID-19, not Black Plague.
    So, dude, I’m thinkin’ all y’all inside your ruling clique know these rules win stop or even slow the spread of this not especially deadly disease — but y’all must think that if the folks cave to you on this, they’ll cave on everything else..
    And, yo bro, you get to be Governor For Life…those pesky elections; meh…no real opposition, you gonna be General Secretary of the California Democratic People’s Party …
    Comrade Governor!!
    Don’t count on it, Gav.
    .

  3. Otis Needleman says

    Since “they” won’t abide by these rules, we need not do so, either. Nazi Newsom can make up any rules he pleases. He can stick his rules up his fourth point of contact.

    Recall Newsom.

  4. William Hicks says

    IS THIS 1984?

    Are there ways to see what’s going on in my home as in the famous novel by George Orwell? Maybe so with the electronic’s we voluntarily put in our houses and carry with us daily.

  5. Totallyfedup says

    No one cares what dictator gavey says anymore.
    While he is slobbering out directives to us, he will be at nasty nancy’s big family dinner.
    Only turkey he will eat will be up piglosi’s butt.
    News flash newsom, we are smart and will do what we think is appropriate.
    The more we don’t hear from you, the happier we are.

  6. Gav, you’re f—-Ing crazy! The state will be loade with disobedient criminals starting with me. You want us to cover our mouths between bites too. Oh, my mask will have a hole in it so I can sip my wine? Damn, it won’t be Plumpjack, for damn sure.

  7. Otis, I like your “Nazi Newsom” better than my “Pretty Boy Newsom” so I will switch. HOWEVER, I hope everyone is aboard the Recall Gavin bandwagon. You can sign up at RecallGavin2020.com
    This liberal POS has published over 75 “executive orders” bypassing the communist liberals in Sacramento.
    Also it is time to divide this State. Leave the coasts to the effing liberals/hollywood elites and let the rest of the State become normal again.

  8. Will somebody give him a better supply of “POT” !! His idea’s are getting crazier and crazier !

  9. Somebody needs to tell Gruesome Newsom exactly where he can shove his order. I could provide an old fence post if he needs help getting it up there.

  10. Philip Gallanders says

    The good news here, is that most Californians will deny this dictatorial edict and they will deny the so-called authority of the edict issuer.
    The Emperor is truly shown to both have no clothes and no authority worth honoring, not even the residual “honor” of his office.

  11. Gov. Nuisance is in full Vladimir Putin/XiJinping/Kim Jong-un mode. There’s still time to signed the recall petition. https://recallgavin2020.com

  12. Paint Brush says

    What? What King G? Can’t hear you. Have a nice Thanksgiving day in your quilted, isolated world.

  13. Ken Campbell says

    Hey Gavin, pound sand!!

  14. Mary M Cunningham says

    Unfortunately and thanks to out indoctrination school system your 12 year old might report you to the Calistopo . Our feared future is here.

  15. Larry Olds says

    It is time to get rid of this dictator. Please go to http://www.recallgavin2020.com and find a location for the recall petition for you to sign or download the petition and circulate it amongst your family and friends. The instructions for doing so is on the page. We HAVE to get rid of this ass-bite!

  16. Roxie A Rose says

    I think he, in his fantasyland mind, really thinks his “subjects” are listening to and obeying him. Not!

  17. Judy Putney says

    Resist ,Resist,Resist.Everyone should do as you have forever..Lasts time l heard we are notchhommunists yet.Because , Nancy is his Aunt,he is allowed to dictate to all of California and he will 6tell& Auntie Nancy . It is time to send them to China or a long stay with Putin or better yet to Iran.Somewhere where dictators can give them a dose of real communism.Let them eat outside in snow and of course,no Thanksgivings food.Ice cream, Nancy loves ice cream.So,have everyone sign a petition to get rid of evil person who thinks he is God.)

  18. C. Armstrong says

    Be sure to unplug Alexa….she hears and records all your conversations!!!!

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