Gov. Newsome Says Mass Gatherings "Not in the cards" for the Near Future

A (mostly) positive, yet cautious announcement from Governor Newsome earlier today confirmed what we feared.

As we look at the plan for California to open back up after this initial surge of the Covid 19 virus - mass gathering like sporting events and live concerts will one of the last things to return. It's gonna be quite some time before we see either of those.

From Mercury News:

“The prospect of mass gatherings is negligible at best until we get to herd immunity and we get to a vaccine,” Newsom said. “So large-scale events that bring in hundreds, thousands, tens of thousands of strangers altogether across every conceivable difference, health and otherwise, is not in the cards based upon our current guidelines and current expectations.”

The governor added the state’s response to the coronavirus pandemic is evolving rapidly and outlined what would be required for California to change its stance on mass gatherings.

“Things can change radically and we could of course have therapeutics at scale, the kind of community testing at scale, serology tests at scale and a capacity to get vaccines earlier than we anticipated that can change that dynamic, so I want to caution my own words in that context,” Newsom said.

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