Democrats Push Three-Week “Stay At Home” Order In Los Angeles, Endangering Small Businesses

( Ever since election day, Democrat politicians have found it much easier to implement new lockdown rules. From Chicago to Michigan, Democrats are using their power to force people to stay at home, close businesses, and take drastic measures to stop social interaction, safe in the knowledge that the voters can’t punish them for it for at least a couple more years.

In Los Angeles County, that’s precisely what happened again on Friday. A new temporary stay at home order was implemented, starting from the following Monday, telling people to stay at home as much as possible and stop socializing with people from outside of their household.

KTLA reported that the new order will remain in place until December 20, meaning people won’t be able to enjoy the Christmas period this year. Essential and emergency workers will be allowed to go to work, and there will be strict limits on businesses deemed “non-essential.”

On Friday, officials from the Los Angeles County announced on Twitter the reasoning for the new lockdown, describing how COVID-19 cases “remain at alarming levels” and that the number of people hospitalized with the virus continues to increase. No information about the mortality rate was provided.

The tweet said that “all public and private gatherings with individuals not in your household are prohibited, except for church services and protests.”

Hey, at least they’re not banning church this time…

For essential retail, stores will only be allowed 35% occupancy, personal care services just 20% occupancy, and libraries 30% occupancy. Thankfully, fitness centers will be allowed to remain open with a 50% occupancy limit.

While nowhere near as severe as the first lockdown, the new rules will severely impact small businesses in Los Angeles County at a time of year when takings should increase. A Christmas rush on purchases could have provided local businesses with a much-needed boost, but that is now unlikely to happen – particularly for the “non-essential” stores.

Public health officials from the state released a statement advising people to stay at home as much as possible.

“Acting with collective urgency right now is essential if we want to put a stop to this surge. Please remain home as much as possible and do not gather with others not in your household for the next three weeks,” Director of Public Health Barbara Ferrer said.

Would they have done this right before the election if they thought it necessary, or did they purposely wait until afterwards?