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Governor pulls 'emergency brake' on reopenings as coronavirus cases spike. San Mateo County moves back to red tier

Original post made on Nov 17, 2020

Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday issued new orders to pull the "emergency brake" on the virus, pushing San Mateo County back into the red tier and Santa Clara County back two tiers into purple, the most restrictive, effective Nov. 17.

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Posted by Brian
a resident of Menlo Park: The Willows
on Nov 17, 2020 at 3:23 pm

Brian is a registered user.

It is too bad Newsom chose not to follow his own recommendations and have dinner with 12 people at The French Laundry (not members of his family). That really hurt his credibility, especially among those that were already unhappy with the restrictions. Now people who don't want to follow the newest restrictions just point to Gavin and say "why should we listen to him when he didn't follow his own recommendations." I have already talked to two people who plan on having people over at Thanksgiving. They said "if it is good enough for the governor it is fine for us".

We are all getting tired of these restrictions but many of us follow them because we believe they are needed. Adding fuel to those that don't feel they are needed or just don't care is not the right thing to do, especially right before Thanksgiving.

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