Nanny States – What are YOUR restrictions this Thanksgiving?

Thanks to the bed wetters who came up with this video. Blindingly obvious advice that most of us don’t need because we’re adults. We get it. Keep the compromised members of the family away – or safely distanced. Wash our hands. Have fun. The scaremongering about this very survivable disease (which appears to have wiped out flu because those statistics are well down on last year) is highly politicized. Democrat run states are locking down and scaring people. Most republican ones are allowing us to demonstrate commonsense and exercise our humanity.

Thirty-seven states – plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico – now require people to wear face coverings in public statewide, according to a list maintained by AARP. Iowa, Utah, North Dakota and New Hampshire joined the list in recent days.

Have the bad luck to live under these Governors & and their arbitrary rules?

  • Colorado: GovJared Polis says no more than 10 people from no more than two separate households.
  • Delaware Gov. John Carney 10 people indoors. 
  • Hawai’i Gov. David Ige Each county in Hawai‘i currently has rules in place for gatherings. Honolulu has prohibited indoor and outdoor social gatherings of more than five people.
  • Idaho Gov. Brad Little has limited gatherings to 10 people.
  • Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced that all counties in the state would be moved to tier 3 effective Nov. 20, which limits private gatherings to members of the same household only, and limits outdoor gatherings to no more than 10 people where social distancing must be maintained. Also no dancing!
  • Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds limited private gatherings to 15 people indoors or 30 people outdoors (unless everyone is a member of the same household.)
  • Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has issued statewide restrictions on gatherings and informed Marylanders that the police will be checking them for compliance and that a snitch line has been created. Baltimore Mayor Jack Young is limiting indoor gatherings to 10 people.
  • Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker is limiting indoor gatherings at private residences to 10 people and outdoor gatherings at private residences to 25 people. If you violate that order you’re subject to a big fine. Also, you have to be all done by 9.30pm.
  • Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has banned gatherings of more than two households, capped outdoors events at 25, and urged families to limit interactions with only one other household for the next three weeks. Indoor dining has also been shut down. In a typical power move she also reminded her subjects that she has the authority to issue a second stay-at-home order to curb spiking coronavirus infections if necessary.
  • Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz is limiting all public social gatherings to 10 people from no more than three households.
  • Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves has limited gatherings and group activities to 20 people indoors and 100 people outdoors if individuals from different households are closer than six feet apart. Also everyone must wear a mask. He’s big on that.
  • Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak announced that public and private gatherings—including Thanksgiving celebrations—are limited to just 10 people from no more than two households. Also – masks for all.
  • New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy says only 10 for indoor gatherings and outdoor get-togethers are limited to 150 people. The new indoor limit goes into effect Nov 17, while the outdoor level kicks in Nov. 23. New Jersey’s largest city, Newark under Mayor Ras Baraka, has set up police checkpoints on the roads coming into the city demanding people show proof of resident and proof they are doing an “essential activity.”
  • New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has ordered a “reset” and commanded that her subjects must shelter in place through Nov. 30—and all gatherings of more than five people are banned. 
  • New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo instructed indoor gatherings at private homes are limited to no more than 10 people. Also, don’t land at an NY airport without a negative test – they’re meeting each plane with police and National Guard members.
  • North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper has limited gatherings to 10 people. He also banned alcoholic drinks sales for immediate consumption are from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. and insists that people are required to wear face coverings or masks when out in public and in the presence of non-household members.
  • Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine went old-school with a curfew from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Also, wear a mask at home.
  • Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf announced that tighter restrictions on at-home gatherings will be issued that won’t allow dancing or games. He also had Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Rachel Levine, MD issue a one-night suspension of alcohol sales starting at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 25, which is the night before the Thanksgiving holiday.
  • Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo is draconian with just five at a gathering, also specifing that “any adult who lives alone or is a single parent can gather with one other household, as long as the gathering is not more than five people.”
  • Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has prohibited outdoor gatherings of more than 10 people.
  • Vermont Gov. Phil Scott declared attendance at all public and private social gatherings, indoor and outdoor, including social gatherings incidental to ceremonies, holiday gatherings, parties and celebrations, shall be limited to participation with only members of a single household. Individuals who live alone may gather with members of their immediate family residing in a different household.
  • Virginia Gov Ralph Northam mask mandate will now include ages 5 and up and ALL alcohol sales must end at 10pm.
  • Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announced that Indoor Social Gatherings with people from outside your household are prohibited unless they (a) quarantine for 14 days prior to the social gathering; or (b) quarantine for 7 days prior to the social gathering and receive a negative COVID-19 test result no more than 48-hours prior to the gathering. A household is defined as individuals residing in the same domicile. Outdoor Social Gatherings are limited to five people from outside your household.  
  • Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers has advised people to watch the big game alone at home and to avoid gatherings of any size between individuals who are not members of the same living unit or household, to the extent possible.
  • Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser announced a ban on indoor gatherings of more than 10 people that takes effect on Wednesday, Nov. 25 and also covers outdoor groups of more than 25 people. Houses of worship can have up to 50 people, down from 100, although sanctuaries can’t be at more than 50 percent capacity. Restaurants to close at midnight and to stop serving alcohol after 10 p.m.