It was with a heavy heart and much disappointment on many levels that I read through the May 13, 2020 Revised Order from Muntu Davis, M.D., M.P.H., Health Officer of County of Los Angeles, for the continuation of the Safer at Home Order to comply with State Executive Order N-33-20, issued by Governor Gavin Newsom. There were three very specific orders that made it imperative to:
In the Summary of the Order, Dr. Davis reiterates that all individuals living in the State of California are ordered to continue to stay home or at their place of residence. Second, in the complete text, #3, a) “Nothing in this Order prohibits members of a single household or living unit from engaging in permitted activities together. But gatherings of people who are not part of a single household or living unit are prohibited within the County of Los Angeles Public Health Jurisdiction, except for the limited purposes expressly permitted by this order.” Third, #7. Dr. Davis ordered “the continued closure of the following types of higher-risk businesses, recreational sites, commercial properties, and activities, where more frequent and prolonged person-to-person contacts are likely to occur:” very specifically stating item m) “All events and gatherings, unless specifically allowed by this Order.”
Over 100 Daughters had already made their reservations indicating their hope that the situation would be such that, with very specific precautions and practice of behavioral guidelines in the controlled event, we would have been able to celebrate together. The Order was clear: we could not. The reservation checks will be shredded to save postage. Members who prefer to have their check returned to them, please make a request for such before June 1, 2020. Address the request to Linda Bartolf, Headquarters Secretary:
Do watch for information about how to join Continental Congress online and delegate voting. Check the schedule June 1st and, from the comfort of your own home, plan to attend the CA Congressional Tea Tuesday afternoon; participate in the evening events; and hear for yourselves this State Regent’s report when she shares just how all CA Daughters have Made a Difference!