The State of California has just banned singing in church, even with masks on, under new guidelines issued by the Department of Public Health, while at the same time allowing protests to continue that feature protesters and rioters screaming at cops, often right in their faces.
The new public heath guidelines regarding singing in church state:
“Even with adherence to physical distancing, convening in a congregational setting of multiple different households to practice a personal faith carries a relatively higher risk for widespread transmission of the COVID-19 virus, and may result in increased rates of infection, hospitalization, and death, especially among more vulnerable populations.”
In particular, activities such as singing and chanting negate the risk- reduction achieved through six feet of physical distancing.
*Places of worship must therefore discontinue singing and chanting activities and limit indoor attendance to 25% of building capacity or a maximum of 100 attendees, whichever is lower. Local Health Officers are advised to consider appropriate limitations on outdoor attendance capacities, factoring their jurisdiction’s key COVID- 19 health indicators.
At a minimum, outdoor attendance should be limited naturally through implementation of strict physical distancing measures of a minimum of six feet between attendees from different households, in addition to other relevant protocols within this document.
California had just started allowing churches to re-open when cases of Covid-19 began to spike in the state, causing public health officials to reverse course.
Weirdly state officials are blaming bars, wineries (but not the governors winery), theaters, etc on the increase in infections but not the mass protests that Democrats encouraged and egged on.
Even weirder the media, including Fox News for the most part, is playing along and not fingering the real culprit for the increase in cases, mass protests and riots by leftist and anarchist BLM / Antifa types.
Why politicians, including Republicans, and media types refuse to name the real cause is beyond me, when it is so obvious to everyone else.
In addition the reason people are no longer paying attention to Covid restrictions can be directly attributed to politicians allowing and egging on mass protests.
If protests are OK then so is everything else, at least that’s what many, many people are thinking.