Officials in 纽约 和 加利福尼亚州 are adding themselves to the growing list of leaders who are acting against their own policies when it comes to restrictions put in place as 新冠病毒 cases increase across the country.
San Jose, 牛犊., Mayor Sam Liccardo’s press team said that he was visiting his parents for Thanksgiving after he called on residents to stay home.
“Let’s cancel the big gatherings this year and focus on keeping each other safe,” Liccardo tweeted a day before the holiday.
The vast majority of the state was placed under strict prohibitions. Hospitalizations in California have increased 89% over the past 14 days and nearly 7,800 coronavirus patients were hospitalized as of Monday. Public health officials warned that people ignoring distance and mask guidelines and gathering for Thanksgiving with non-household relatives could lead to a massive surge in coronavirus cases by Christmas.
Santa Clara County Health Officer Dr. Sara Cody on Nov. 14 warned residents to keep holiday gatherings between “immediate household members only” during a virtual town hall, according to NBC Bay Area.
“I cannot emphasize enough, gathering with friends and family who are not in your household is not safe,” 她说.
政府. Gavin Newsom on October 9 issued new guidance ahead of the holiday season limiting gatherings to include people from no more than three households and saying that gatherings should be held outdoors with social distancing and masks.
Photos captured Newsom in November at an upscale restaurant in the wine country with a large group that appeared to be appeared to be eating shoulder-to-shoulder indoors and unmasked.
Newsom later apologized, saying he made a “bad mistake.”
In Los Angeles, protesters demonstrated against new restrictions, carrying signs outside Los Angeles County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer’s Echo Park residence and chanted “no science, no data, no shutdown,” 以及, “open L.A.,” 根据 洛杉矶时报.
在纽约, prominent Brooklyn Democrats were criticized for attending a birthday party where many of the attendees were neither wearing a mask nor practicing social distance, despite the rising number of coronavirus cases in New York City.
聚会在周末举行，以庆祝卡洛·西苏拉（Carlo Scissura）诞辰50周年, 建筑贸易组织的负责人, 纽约建筑大会. 与会者包括布鲁克林区副主席英格丽德·刘易斯·马丁和布鲁克林民主党前主席弗兰克·塞迪奥, 的 每日新闻 已报告.
The event took place as Gov. Andrew Cuomo limited indoor gatherings to 10 people or less.
“这是一个特别艰难的时期, 还有我遗憾的缺点,” Scissura told Fox News. “我非常感谢朋友们给我开个惊喜派对的手势, 但是我们所有人都必须遵守严格的协议，这样我们才能摆脱这一大流行。”
A person familiar with the event told Fox News that the party was “主要在外面,” that all of the attendees were given a mask, and their temperatures were taken before entering the event.
Cuomo announced a battle plan Monday for the state to attack the coronavirus pandemic and while boasting to reporters his push for mask-wearing has helped curb the number of cases in the state. The announcement was made, 然而, at a press conference where neither he nor his aides on the dais – including state Health Commissioner Howard Zucker – wore face masks, 根据 纽约邮报.
当时, Cuomo was surrounded by state troopers, spokespeople, his photographer, 记者, and other aides who all wore masks.
The governor’s head of communications, Peter Ajemian, told The New York Post in an email Monday, “We follow and exceed all health guidance to ensure the safety of our briefings – period.”
福克斯新闻’ 奥黛丽·康克林, Brie Stimson, 大卫·阿罗, Jack Durschlag and The Associated Press contributed to this report.