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Gov. Gavin Newsom orders all Californians to stay at home

Old Mar 19, 20, 10:26 pm
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Exclamation Gov. Gavin Newsom orders all Californians to stay at home

In the Los Angeles Times:

Gov. Gavin Newsom orders all Californians to stay at home

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The mandatory order allows Californians to continue to visit gas stations, pharmacies, grocery stores, farmers markets, food banks, convenience stores, take-out and delivery restaurants, banks and laundromats. People can leave their homes to care for a relative or a friend or seek health care services. It exempts workers in 16 federal critical infrastructure sectors, including food and agriculture, healthcare, transportation, energy, financial services, emergency response and others.

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Old Mar 20, 20, 9:42 am
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Good job. While I"m not always his biggest fan, it is nice to hear reasoned, rational leadership. It is also preventing a hodgepodge of county orders.

We'll see if CA gets through the worst of this sooner rather than later. One can hope,
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As of yesterday, elective surgery is allowed to resume. Elective surgery is surgery which doesn't need to be immediately scheduled, but is often mandatory. It can include critical cancer, heart, and stroke treatments as well as (at the least critical end) cosmetic surgery.

Updated on 4/30/2020 to note that just as some counties are re-opening parks and hiking trails, the governor is closing all state parks and beaches effective Friday, May 1, because of what he felt was overcrowding last weekend.
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Old May 9, 20, 9:56 pm
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Updated on 4/30/2020 to note that just as some counties are re-opening parks and hiking trails, the governor is closing all state parks and beaches effective Friday, May 1, because of what he felt was overcrowding last weekend.
These closures are sometimes misleading. Right now, Mount Diablo State Park is closed...to vehicles. It's actually open if you're on foot or bike:

UPDATE (May 1, 2020): This park is temporarily closed to vehicular access, meaning there are no parking facilities and parking on roadways is prohibited to protect public health from the COVID-19 pandemic. Although this park is open to local residents, they must abide by the following guidelines:
  • Stay Local: Walk or bike into the park. Do not drive to the park.
  • Stay Active: Keep walking, jogging, hiking and biking. Watch for one-way trails.
  • Stay Safer at 6 Feet: Maintain a physical distance of 6 feet or more. Gatherings, picnics and parties are not allowed. Visitors are being asked to leave if there are too many people at the park or on trails to allow for the required physical distance.
  • Stay Clean: Be prepared. Bring soap/sanitizer and pack out all trash.

Statewide, many parks and beaches are temporarily closed or have very limited access to ensure Californians are abiding and practicing physical distancing. The goals are to make sure people are safe and to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 as much as possible. To view the list of closures and what they mean to the public, please visit www.parks.ca.gov/FlattenTheCurve.

https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=517

Adding to the confusion is that parks and beaches in the state fall under federal, state, regional, county and city jurisdictions. Bottom line is if you're thinking of visiting a park or beach, go to its website to see if it's completely closed (as in stay away), or just closed to vehicles. Also, closing parking lots can, as a practical matter, mean stay away because there is nowhere to park close to where you want to go. That's the situation now in Mt. Tamalpias State Park. I rode my bike to the summit a couple of weeks ago, and I didn't see anywhere to park for hikers.
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Old Jul 13, 20, 3:32 pm
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Counties impacted:
  • Colusa
  • Contra Costa
  • Fresno
  • Glenn
  • Imperial
  • Kern
  • Kings
  • LA
  • Madera
  • Marin
  • Merced
  • Monterey
  • Napa
  • Orange
  • Placer
  • Riverside
  • Sacramento
  • San Benito
  • San Bernardino
  • San Diego
  • San Joaquin
  • Santa Barbara
  • Solano
  • Sonoma
  • Stanislaus
  • Sutter
  • Tulare
  • Yolo
  • Yuba
  • Ventura
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Old Jul 13, 20, 3:36 pm
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And a statewide order:

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But does not seem to affect Indian casinos which are still open according to their websites. Nice to see they care about their employees and customers.
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Old Jul 21, 20, 3:58 pm
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From the California Legislative Analyst's Office:

What Is Tribal Sovereignty?
Indian tribes possess a special status under U.S. law. In 1787, the new U.S. Constitution reserved for the federal government the power to “regulate commerce” with foreign nations, among states, and with Indian tribes. In 1831 and 1832, two U.S. Supreme Court decisions determined that tribes in the U.S. were “independent political communities” with “original natural rights” that preceded European colonization. Certain jurisdictional rights were declared to be ones with which no state could interfere. In the last century, judicial rulings began to recognize tribes’ sovereign immunity from lawsuits as one aspect of this sovereignty. As a result of these laws, a state’s regulation of tribal activities-including casinos-generally is limited to what is authorized under (1) federal law and (2) federally approved agreements between tribes and a state.
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