Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Covid-19: Church Guidelines Released | City Libraries Open For Pickup | State Briefing Forecasts Looser Guidelines In Coming Days and Weeks

I hope everyone had a nice weekend. We stayed home to avoid the throngs of people out and about, though we did make an "emergency" run for ice cream at Rite-Aid on Saturday night, which was doubly convenient because I scored some new outdoor chairs that were 50% off. Funny enough, we were the only customers at 10pm. I'm hoping we'll get out and about at some point this week, but I just get too pissed off when people aren't following the rules so it's better for me to just stay home with my people and not have to interact with people who don't think they need to follow the rules. Over the weekend we spent a lot of time in the backyard playing games and kicking back, and we also watched a bunch of movies, including Jaws, which I'd never actually seen before. Me and Nova finished "Sweet Magnolias" on Netflix which is super cringey with the awful fake southern accents, silly sayings, and the unsubtle Christian overtones, but for family programming, I suppose I've seen worse. It sounds like there are going to be a lot of announcements and new loosening of stay-at-home orders, so it's a good time to pay attention to the direct messages from the State, County, and City and filter out the unnecessary noise.

  • As promised, on Monday the governor released Industry Guidelines for churches and places of worship. The Chula Vista pastor is still suing. I say fuck em all, lets tax them like the businesses that they are and be done with it. If they wanna hold masses, they can certify their parishioners are quarantining, and the state can sue them right back for the outbreaks that they're sure to reignite. I get so fucking sick of bowing down and held hostage by churches and letting them strongarm policy that is meant to keep everyone safe. 
  • If This Is What Concerts Look Like Now, Maybe They Shouldn't Come Back Yet - Noisey (5.22.2020)
  • WHO Halts Hydroxychloroquine Trial Over Safety Concerns - NPR (5.25.2020)
  • They're not wrong. China Accuses US of Spreading ‘Conspiracies’ - BBC (5.24.2020)
  • Some San Diego County libraries had already opened, but today eleven San Diego City libraries are opening for pick-up. Service will be available from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the following locations: Carmel Valley, College-Rolando, La Jolla/Riford, Logan Heights, Mira Mesa, Mission Hills-Hillcrest/Knox, Mission Valley, Point Loma/Hervey, Rancho Bernardo, San Ysidro, Valencia Park/Malcolm X. Books will be distributed for existing holds, and new holds can start being placed on June 1st.  
  • California Governor Newsom Daily Briefing
    • Nationwide approaching 100k deaths
    • Approaching 100k cases in California 
    • We're still in the first wave; Second wave is months away
    • Virus is not behind us
    • Stay At Home order modifications:
      • Retail has opened with modifications statewide
      • Places of worship guidance issued
      • Regional variances will include salons and barber shops
        • Face coverings required/protective gear
      • Camps/Schools/Childcare guidance will release on Wednesday
      • Film & Production guidance will be released this week
      • Nail salons & personal care will be issued soon
    • Control will begin to shift to county level
    • In regards to clashes with Federal government vs state: "I don't lose sleep over that...it's just noise"
    • It's a concern that numbers are still rising; spikes continue at congregate housing facilities

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