While students in California are being forced to wear masks for the entire school day due to the Omicron variant “crisis” – N95's required in LA County even between classes and while playing outside – two of the state's NFL teams faced off Sunday in a playoff game in front of over 70,000 mostly mask-free people.
Los Angeles County's current regulations for attendees at “outdoor” mega events require either proof of vaccination or negative COVID test, and for masks to be worn *at all times* unless actively eating or drinking. As in, pull the chin diaper down for each individual bite or sip, then immediately raise it over your mouth and nose.
Of course, California Governor Gavin Newsom and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti paid that no mind.
Los Angeles sports agent Fadde Mikhail (who's running as a Republican for Congress in suburban LA) reports that he was two boxes down from where Newsom and Garcetti were partying it up and says Newsom can't use the excuse that he just took his mask down for a picture.
Mikhail also says that he was told that Newsom didn't show his vaccine card while going through the VIP entrance to the stadium. Obviously that's hearsay, but given that Mikhail attends all of the games in the VIP section due to his job, this hearsay is quite a bit more credible than most.
Last week, as mentioned previously, Los Angeles County's N95 mask requirement went into effect, and employers in the county are forced to provide them to all of their employees. Yet “Babs” Ferrer, LA County's ghoul of a Public Health Director (who's not a doctor), is gushing about the county's “partnership” with the NFL for the upcoming Super Bowl and claiming that they'll be making big efforts to “remind” people to keep that useless piece of cloth properly installed.
The NFL will offer free COVID testing to all fans before they enter SoFi Stadium, and Ferrer says every fan who attends the Super Bowl will be given a KN95 mask. Public health officials will also do extensive outreach to remind attendees to wear their masks at all times during the game, except when actively eating or drinking, she said.
Will they be entering those *indoor* boxes and reminding those attendees that they're not any more precious than the rest of us? Really, we'd rather they just do away with all of the insanity.
It's past time for California parents to follow the example of the Canadian truckers. It's mass non-compliance time.