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World Californians, Facing Thanksgiving Blackouts and Lockdowns, Urged to 'Say No' to Family

07:00  26 november  2020
07:00  26 november  2020 Source:   newsweek.com

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California ’s health secretary urged people to say “ no ” to family and friends who want to gather for Thanksgiving “Inaction in the face of this devastating acceleration of cases will cause irreparable harm.” Los Angeles has issued an order closing restaurants Wednesday night for three weeks.

“It’s as important to say no even when it comes to the closest people in our family ” Dr. Mark Ghaly said as counties continued to see record COVID-19 Residents were urged to avoid nonessential travel during what is typically the busiest travel period of the year. Anyone entering California was

California residents were encouraged to hold Thanksgiving events away from family members on Wednesday as the state buckled down to quell a surge of positive COVID-19 cases. Meanwhile, parts of California could be subject to power outages on Thanksgiving Day because of the risk of wildfires.

Gavin Newsom wearing a suit and tie: After exposed to the coronavirus by his children, California Governor Gavin Newsom and his family began self-quarantining on Monday. All members of Newsom's immediate family have tested negative for COVID-19. © Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty After exposed to the coronavirus by his children, California Governor Gavin Newsom and his family began self-quarantining on Monday. All members of Newsom's immediate family have tested negative for COVID-19.

California Governor Gavin Newsom announced a statewide curfew which went into effect on Saturday and is expected to remain in effect until December 21. Amid these mitigation protocols, health officials are asking Californians to rearrange their Thanksgiving plans to exclude some family members.

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With California desperately battling an out -of-control surge in the coronavirus, the state’s health secretary is urging families to avoid gathering for “It’s as important to say no even when it comes to the closest people in our family ” Dr. Mark Ghaly said as counties continued to see record COVID-19

“It’s as important to say no even when it comes to the closest people in our family ” Dr. Mark Ghaly said as counties continued to see record COVID-19 Residents were urged to avoid nonessential travel during what is typically the busiest travel period of the year. Anyone entering California was

"I think it's necessary to modify or pause our usual traditions to really stop the surge this year," California Health Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly said Tuesday, adding that it was "important to say no even when it comes to the closest people on our family."

"It's really important to be clear," Ghaly said. "Saying no effectively starts with just that—saying no. It's simple, it's direct and it's clear. It often helps close the door for further negotiations."

Coronavirus guidance from the CDPH calls for keeping gatherings "small, short and outdoors and limiting them to those who live in your household." Newsweek reached out to the CDPH for further comment.

Data released Wednesday by the California Department of Public Health showed 1,114,049 total cases of the coronavirus with 18,875 fatalities attributable to the virus. In order to help stop the spread of COVID-19, Newsom announced a limited stay at home order on Thursday. Social gatherings and non-essential work is prohibited between 10:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. in 41 counties where coronavirus transmission risk is high. That represents approximately 94 percent of California's total population.

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  Safer Alternatives to the CDC's High-Risk Holiday Activities Though Thanksgiving will look a bit different this year, here are some safer alternatives to Thanksgiving traditions to maintain a bit of normalcy this holiday season.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has advised Americans not to travel this Thanksgiving and keep their celebrations restricted to single households. This did not stop millions of Americans who traveled over the weekend creating some of the busiest travel days the TSA has seen since March. On Friday, November 20, the number of travelers to take flight surpassed 1 million for the second time since March, Newsweek reports.

With California desperately battling an out -of-control coronavirus surge, the state’s health secretary is urging families to avoid gathering for Thanksgiving and Los Angeles County appeared on the brink of issuing a stay-home order to prevent hospitals from being overwhelmed. “It’s as important to say no

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"We are sounding the alarm," Newsom said in November. "It is crucial that we act to decrease transmission and slow hospitalizations before the death count surges."

Protests over the stay at home order erupted on Saturday in Huntington Beach. Other demonstrators gathered in front of Newsom's private residence to protest.

Some California residents may find themselves without power on Thanksgiving Day. Citing a heightened risk of wildfires caused by fallen power lines, Edison International said Wednesday that it could kill the electricity to roughly 70,000 Northern California residents on Thanksgiving. At risk for blackouts are residents in the mountainous regions of Kern, Los Angeles, Riverside, Ventura and San Bernardino counties. Southern California Edison spokeswoman Taelor Bakewell told Bloomberg News on Tuesday that the blackouts were expected to last until Friday evening.

Thanksgiving Scenes in TV Ads Anger NY Gov Andrew Cuomo Amid COVID Spikes

  Thanksgiving Scenes in TV Ads Anger NY Gov Andrew Cuomo Amid COVID Spikes "Twenty people around a table, everybody drinking, passing turkey, laughing, kissing, huggingThose commercials have nothing to do with what this Thanksgiving should be," Cuomo said Tuesday."This is not a normal Thanksgiving. It's just not a normal Thanksgiving, despite the commercialization," Cuomo said during a press conference. "I'm sitting there last night, I'm watching television, all these commercials, 'Thanksgiving is coming...here's Thanksgiving.' Twenty people around a table, everybody drinking, passing turkey, laughing, kissing, hugging. All beautiful pictures of Thanksgiving in the storybook setting, the way we wish it could be.

Biden said during an at times campaign-like speech in Wilmington, Del., that he and his family were setting an example by not celebrating the holiday as President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday called on Americans not to gather with extended families for Thanksgiving , saying it was a “patriotic duty”

Family is what McWhorter says she’ll miss the most this holiday, but she doesn’t want to run the risk Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot placed a stay-at-home-order on the city and urged people to cancel all Walsh said her mother and two sisters are currently in the San Francisco Bay area, and her father

Newsom received criticism in November for attending a birthday party at an indoor restaurant in an apparent violation of the state's coronavirus safety guidelines. According to a press release on Monday, Newsom's family started self-quarantine proceedings after three of their children "had been exposed to a member of the California Highway Patrol who later tested positive for COVID-19." Newsom and his family have tested negative for the virus.

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