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Governor announces new stay-at-home order triggered by regional ICU capacity

Original post made on Dec 4, 2020

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a new stay-at-home order Thursday that will be targeted at regions of the state with diminished intensive care unit capacity as the state attempts to slow its surge of new COVID-19 cases.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, December 3, 2020, 3:39 PM

Comments (10)

Posted by Willy
a resident of Old Towne
on Dec 4, 2020 at 9:23 am

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How many businesses will close for good with this action? Another bad call by our Liberal Governor!


Posted by Mr. Julius
a resident of Downtown
on Dec 4, 2020 at 10:31 am

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Our Governor has now had 9 months to put his plan together beyond rolling shutdowns. His predecessor, Governor Brown, sold off our Emergency backup supplies & three large mobile hospitals.

Newson unilaterally sent $1 Billion to China for face masks. Journalist Adam Housley from Napa suggests upgraded air filtration systems for small businesses would be far cheaper and more effective than lockdowns. Imagine the businesses, jobs, and tax revenues we would save.


Posted by Claudette McDermott
a resident of Del Prado
on Dec 4, 2020 at 10:56 am

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The Virus and irresponsible behavior in our communities are to blame, not the Governor. Lockdowns are necessary because the virus is out of control. No one person can stop it. The community has to act responsibly in order to stop shut downs by stopping the contraction of the virus. If our community can not act responsibly, in order to stop the spread, it shows by the virus numbers going up. These are not Normal Times! Stay home! Don't travel! Don 't visit with other households! Keep travel to work related needs, grocery needs... Thanksgiving Travel was ridiculous! Risky behavior by Kids and Adults with their parties and gatherings are to blame. Blame those people, not our Governor.


Posted by Willy
a resident of Old Towne
on Dec 4, 2020 at 11:11 am

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Claudette, it would appear that you do not understand the economic ramifications of your comments!


Posted by James Michael
a resident of Val Vista
on Dec 4, 2020 at 11:50 am

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Claudette M...It's too bad that politicians don't follow their own words and stay home and not go to gatherings, SF Mayor and Gov going to the same restaurant, and YES the Governor is to blame


Posted by MichaelB
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Dec 5, 2020 at 9:35 am

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"The Virus and irresponsible behavior in our communities are to blame, not the Governor. Lockdowns are necessary because the virus is out of control. No one person can stop it. The community has to act responsibly in order to stop shut downs by stopping the contraction of the virus. If our community can not act responsibly, in order to stop the spread, it shows by the virus numbers going up."


Lockdowns are not necessary and have their own damaging effects to the community. Most people (over 98%) who contract the virus are going to recover. A better approach would be to devise a plan isolating/protecting those most at risk and vulnerable (elderly and/or those with preexisting conditions). Given what we now know about the virus, it is irresponsible to simply count those who are infected and then use this as a justification to disrupt the lives/employment/well being of everyone else. The governor is to blame for doing this.


Posted by MichaelB
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Dec 5, 2020 at 9:44 am

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"Claudette, it would appear that you do not understand the economic ramifications of your comments!"


As far as the economics are concerned, so called "progressive" politicians like and promote the current situation because more people become dependent on the government for their livelihoods vs. being employed and self sufficient. And that means more political power for them. We're seeing this with the need for a so called "equity index" (equality of results plan based on race) from Newsom before businesses/counties in the state are being permitted to reopen.


Posted by MichaelB
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Dec 5, 2020 at 10:34 am

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Should the title of this article have been "stay-at-home" vs. "state-at-home"?


Posted by James Michael
a resident of Val Vista
on Dec 5, 2020 at 11:08 am

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If there is one thing that we should all have learned from this is that politicians ARE NOT LEADERS. Think about that next time you vote.


Posted by BobB
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Dec 6, 2020 at 8:11 pm

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Vaccines are on the way! Things are looking There is a light at the end of the tunnel. Let's wear our masks, wash our hands, and stay away from social gatherings until we can slow the spread. It isn't much longer now. Remember to order take out from restaurants and support small businesses if you can. Let's keep them in business until we can get through this. I wish the government would have done a better job with this, but those of us who can afford to can do our part.

Have hope.


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