Paul Sacca of The Blaze writes (abridged):
Protesters gathered in Huntington Beach to resist California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s new coronavirus curfew. The protest, which mostly party-like atmosphere, saw demonstrators merrily dancing and singing.
On Thursday, Newsom issued a new COVID-19 curfew that prohibited “non-essential work, movement and gatherings” in the state’s “purple tier,” which are counties where there are more than seven cases per 100,000 residents. California considers these areas to have “widespread” coronavirus outbreaks. Most of the state, which has a population of 40 million, is labeled as having widespread outbreaks, including all of the major metropolitan areas.
The order states that California counties in the purple tier must prohibit members of other households from gathering “between 10:00pm PST and 5:00am PST, except for those activities associated with the operation, maintenance, or usage of critical infrastructure or required by law.”
The order justified the curfew by stating, “Activities conducted during 10:00pm to 5:00am are often non-essential and more likely related to social activities and gatherings that have a higher likelihood of leading to reduced inhibition and reduced likelihood to adhere to COVID-19 preventive measures (e.g., wearing face coverings and maintaining physical distance).”
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