You don’t hear from me for months, and here I am, popping up in your mailbox twice in one day!
In case you haven’t seen the most recent COVID-19 update, there was a big one just a few minutes ago.
Governor Brown has announced a statewide freeze, which will be in effect from Nov. 18 through Dec. 2, which aims to limit group activities and reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Here are the specifics:
- Grocery stores, pharmacies, and retail stores are limited to a maximum capacity of 75%. Faith-based organizations will also have their capacity reduced to 25 people indoors and 50 people outdoors.
- Gyms and fitness centers, museums, pools, sports courts, movie theaters, zoos, gardens, aquariums, and venues — will have to close their doors completely.
- Restaurants and bars, which had a capacity limit of 50-100 people depending on the county and curfew of 10 p.m., will now be limited to take-out only.
- All businesses will be required to close their offices to the public and mandate work-from-home to the greatest extent possible.
- Both indoor and outdoor social get-togethers are limited to six people, total, from no more than two households.
The freeze does not apply to barber shops, hair salons, congregate homeless sheltering, outdoor recreation and sports, youth programs, childcare, and K-12 schools that are currently open.
Oregon, California, and Washington also issued travel advisories today, urging residents to avoid non-essential travel out-of-state and asking people to self-quarantine for 14 days after arriving from another state or country.
I guess I’ll finally clean out some closets and make a big pot of chicken soup. What’s new on Netflix?
Hang in there and stay well!