CA Gov. Gavin Newsom's Ridiculous 'Approved' Outdoor Activities During His Stay-at-Home Order

Posted: May 03, 2020 7:05 PM
CA Gov. Gavin Newsom's Ridiculous 'Approved' Outdoor Activities During His Stay-at-Home Order

Source: AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli

California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) has come under fire for having a stay-at-home order with no end in sight. In fact, residents in his state have been standing up and saying "enough." People packed the beaches in Orange County, forcing Newsom to order all city beaches to be closed for good.

"We want you to see sunsets," Newsom said, according to SF Gate. "We want you to enjoy activities outdoors. What they don't want is people congregating outside in large groups."

But fret not! Newsom and his team have provided Californians with an "approved" list of outdoor activities (directly from the state's coronavirus website):

  • Athletics
  • Badminton (singles)
  • Throwing a baseball/softball
  • BMX biking
  • Canoeing (singles)
  • Crabbing
  • Cycling
  • Exploring Rock Pools
  • Gardening (not in groups)
  • Golf (singles, walking – no cart)
  • Hiking (trails/ paths allowing distancing)
  • Horse Riding (singles)
  • Jogging and running
  • Kite Boarding and Kitesurfing
  • Meditation
  • Outdoor Photography
  • Picnics (with your stay-home household members only)
  • Quad Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Skating and Roller Blading
  • Rowing (singles)
  • Scootering (not in groups)
  • Skateboarding (not in groups)
  • Soft Martial Arts – Tai Chi, Chi Kung (not in groups)
  • Table Tennis (singles)
  • Throwing a football, kicking a soccer ball (not in groups)
  • Trail Running
  • Trampolining
  • Tree Climbing
  • Volleyball (singles)
  • Walk the dog
  • Wash the car
  • Watch the sunrise or sunset
  • Yoga

Although people in the Golden State can still walk, run, hike and go for a bike ride (as long as the practice social distancing), Newsom has ordered all State Parks, campgrounds, museums and visitor centers to close. 

Newsom says he wants beaches to be closed to prevent "large gatherings" and "large groups," but if you look at pictures and videos of the beaches, people are far apart from one another. 

Let's call this for what it is: a power grab.

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