During a vaccination lottery event on Friday, Democratic California Gov. Gavin Newsham dropped his promise to lift the state̵
“The only thing I’m sure of is: There is uncertainty about the future,” Newsum said. “The accident remains in force after June 15.”
Asked about his rationale for giving his promise to the Californians, the governor said: “Because we are still in a state of emergency. This disease is still in force. It doesn’t take summer. “
He hinted that he might have to use emergency forces again. “Some modifications may need to be arranged based on changing conditions,” he said.
Reporters also questioned Newsom about the California Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (CalOSHA) decision, which appears to approve recommendation masks for everyone in the workplace if some employees are still unvaccinated. Such a policy will retain the mandate of the mask after Newsom’s expiration date for the requirements. The Council has set up a subcommittee to examine the matter further.
“The dust settles. They have a subcommittee that meets to monitor some of the work. They are moving in the right direction, ”Newsom commented on the issue with CalOSHA.
“We are working through this. This is the process of making sausages. We already had a number of conversations earlier this morning about people’s feelings about what happened last night. I think it is useful for the governor not to dictate and appoint these decisions in advance. . . . We are in an iterative process of engagement. . . . We hope to let people know very soon about our next steps, “Newsham said.
The governor reiterated the efficiency and importance of wearing masks, despite the widespread use of vaccines across the country and the sharp transmission of the virus. “Face coatings remain an important part of our arsenal to fight this disease,” he confirmed.
Newsom’s flip on COVID’s restrictions and unwillingness to deprive itself of its emergency pandemic authority comes as a motion to recall his removal as governor, which has received widespread support from more than a million petitioners. The effort was largely inspired by Newsom’s coronavirus policies, which include some of the strictest blocking measures in the United States.
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