Gov. Gavin Newsom orders statewide shelter in home order

March 19, 2020

Gov. Gavin Newsom

Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday ordered all California residents to shelter at home in response to the coronavirus. The order takes effect immediately and will last until further notice.

While specific details are not yet available, it is likely  Newsom’s shelter at home will be similar to the rules San Luis Obispo County issued on Wednesday. The restrictions are intended to keep the number of coronavirus cases from escalating and overwhelming the healthcare system.

Currently, SLO County residents are required to stay home, and to avoid unnecessary travel and socializing. In addition, all public and private gatherings, regardless of the number of attendees, are prohibited.

Violating Newsom’s order is a misdemeanor punishable by fines, jail time, or both.

Newsom also announced plans to deploy 500 California National Guard personnel to help with humanitarian work and food distribution.

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Republican Senator Richard Burr heard a briefing in early February about the COVID-19 and privately told people it was potentially the worst thing we’ve seen since the 1918 Spanish Flu (killed 20-50 million worldwide). He then proceeded to sell off many of his stocks including airlines.

Please take this thing seriously. It is not the flu. Be safe and smart.

I wonder if that constitutes as inside trading potentially, we all thought of it though, I openly encouraged my mother to sell stocks a year ago, begged her giving uncertainty like this that happens every decade it seems and given a wacky bull run. Then suggestions of corporate bail out, but aside from state and fed workers some still getting paid on administration leave….Idk how to feel about that, at least they’re ok and I like that; we are all on the hook for this including giant corp and private non government contractors with reduced business in such an extreme., minus CEO folk and 1% ers.

Any idea if it is okay to drive my car to a hiking spot for a hike?

Hiking is encouraged I believe and you have no restrictions about driving. As of today, according to, Bishop is open and part of Johnson is open (south loop closed, probably because of sloppy conditions) as are other trails except for Madonna (not sure why).

The following 3 items are directly from the CDC website.

Please Please-some perspective Folks!!!

“Each year in the United States, more than 250,000 people have to seek care in a hospital due to pneumonia. Unfortunately, about 50,000 people die from the disease each year in the United States. ”

“Flu season is hitting its stride right now in the US. So far, the CDC has estimated (based on weekly influenza surveillance data) that at least 12,000 people have died from influenza between Oct. 1, 2019 through Feb. 1, 2020, and the number of deaths may be as high as 30,000.”

“CDC estimates that from 2010-2011 to 2017-2018, influenza-associated deaths in the United States ranged from a low of 12,000 (during 2011-2012) to a high of 79,000 (during 2017-2018).”

The influenza info is correct, however you are a Coronavirus denier pushing the same influenza disinfo that is all over the conservative blog networks.

Please prove it’s hysteria by videoing yourself licking some door handles at the post office.

I am not a denier. I am saying that it needs to be put into perspective. As we keep throwing up the terms “corona-virus denier”, “Climate denier”, “……… denier” we do nothing but attempt to shut down opposing thoughts with a term.

What about pneumonia? If we inserted those statistics into the Coronavirus discussion we would have people absolutely hiding under their beds.

It is not the Virus that I take issue with, it is the need for the 24/7 news-cycle to find something to make people stay glued to their TV/Phones. I grew up with Hurricanes. We survived. The rest of the United States were oblivious to what we went through. Now, a Tropical storm becomes National headlines.

Shocked, it is the pneumonia that sets in and kills these people with Covid 19. Creating cystic fibrosis type scarring. People should be freaked out.

The media is merely combating people “putting this into perspective” that possess very little of it..

The proper perspective is that this is at least 10 times deadlier than the “flu” you reference. No other perspective is really required.

The powers that be are trying to figure out just how stupid we are. And we are answering back that we are very, very stupid.

“that we are very, very stupid” if we think this is a hoax or conspiracy.

Read my posts very carefully. They do not criticize precautions, take the virus lightly, or consider it a hoax. However, there is no doubt we are being forced to give up freedom of movement, assembly, work, and speech. If you think it’s worth it, fine. I think it’s worth discussing the lengths to which an elected official can unilaterally make these sorts of decisions, no matter the reason or the intended benefits.

I did read them. The governors of US states have had the power for longer than you have been alive.

“unilaterally make these sorts of decisions” Yes that is how it works, so you want a call from Newsom before he does it?, perhaps we can vote about it, lol.

Sounds more like you want to discuss the legitimacy of the election or perhaps the desire to secede from California.

slocoast and the others who doubt and gripe, YOU can be the guinea pigs, and tell us what it is like to have the HOAX illness. You’re probably not taking the proper precautions anyway.

But before you express your valued freedoms, watch this video first:

This is the same guy who said school could be out until the end of summer. Just to scarce families with both parents working. This was something he could of kept to himself….

This is getting ridiculous. There’s a certain point where the negative impacts of these drastic measures will outweigh the benefits.

Yeah I guess it boils down to; how much is grandma really worth to you? I suspect not a lot.

Negative impact = your pocket book. Benefits = your neighbors not dying needlessly.


It all seems ridiculous until someone you know dies. It’s frustrating for those of us following recommendations of medical professionals to see apathy and incredulity among our neighbors.

Just stay home and if it turns out to be overblown swoop in for the “I told you so.” I’ll be first to buy you beer.

Hang in there everyone.

It is ridiculous that that Newsom is threatening martial law, is publicly predicting 25 million Californians will get the virus, and has not given the order an end date or parameters, all without discussion or debate. It should not be that easy for an elected official to become a dictator, and it’s alarming that we are so willing to give up our freedom.

Cabin fever already? Please crack a window.

” give up our freedom.” to infect some citizen, someones mother or father?

If you can’t tell the difference between a dictator imposing martial law and a public health emergency………

Please stop undercutting the efforts to keep us safer.

What did you think would happen when you’ve created every kind of overstaffed governing entity known to mankind?. Like they say, a government big enough to give you what you need, is big enough to take everything you have.Enjoy them vacations.