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Rescue California rebukes Newsom’s latest arbitrary, selective, and punitive mask mandate

Rescue California is calling on Governor Gavin Newsom to immediately rescind his latest arbitrary and punitive mask mandate, which will further devastate many small businesses struggling to stay open and interfere with Californians from making responsible personal choices.

On Dec. 13, 2021, Newsom announced a renewed mask mandate for all indoor settings. The mandate also issued new travel advisories and implemented stricter requirements for indoor events with over 1,000 attendees and outdoor events with over 10,000 attendees. The order takes effect starting today, Dec. 15, 2021, and lasts through Jan. 15, 2022.

One day before the statewide mask mandate was to take place, he exempted four of his favorite counties – San Francisco, Contra Costa, San Mateo, and Marin, where many of Newsom’s wealthy donors and personal businesses are located. San Francisco County is number one in population density, Contra Costa is number seven, San Mateo is number eight, and Marin is number 16. We’re sure rural counties with some of the lowest population densities are befuddled.

On Mar. 4, 2020, Newsom grabbed emergency executive power, declaring a state of emergency. Since then, he has issued over 58 executive orders. Rescue California demands the Governor lift his executive emergency power and return the power to the People. California’s 58 diverse counties are in the best position to know what is best to keep their citizens safe and businesses thriving.

Anne Dunsmore: “Once again, Gavin Newsom is abusing executive power to punish and reward for his own personal gain without any legislative concurrence. This is unacceptable and he must be held accountable. He needs to explain these exemptions and be held accountable for his decisions. He was inconsistent with the shutdown last year and he is doing the same thing this year on mask mandates. He needs to have uniform reasons across the state without bias, especially when small businesses are struggling to stay open.”

This article was released by Rescue California.


  1. This is what dictators do in totalitarian states.

    1. I notice those exempted counties contain a lot of very rich people including some of Newsoms own relatives and members of Congress.

  2. If you don’t like it-leave California.

  3. These people are either idiots or plain political hacks, stirring up nehative behavior whereever they can. I say we dont let them into hospitals when they get sick, unless theyre vaccinated.

    1. Yes Republicans and all Trump supporters. Just because Donald Trump got vaccinated in secret and last week admitted he received a booster shot… does not mean you have to. Don’t wear a mask either, that is Biden’s propaganda to control your behavior. Go out and party the next few weeks to celebrate 2022. Omicron and Delta are Covid hoaxes. Let your natural antibodies take care of you.

  4. Thankfully, 57% of polled Californians support Gavin Newsom’s mandates and only about 32% do not.. When Covid hit the US, California became the #1 hot spot due to our proximity to the source (Asia), our heavy foreign traffic and population density… Within a year, Newsom caused our state to become the #1 lowest percentage of Covid cases per capita in the US… Nothing wins like Success… These ‘Rescue California’ types need to just shut up and sit down. They offer nothing but continuing misery and an endless pandemic.

    Meanwhile, the rest of the world is not ignoring this issue:

    ** Hospital admissions spike 50% across the US over the last month with more than 60,000 admitted: Ohio calls in the National Guard and Nebraska begins rationing care.

    ** Covid’s icy grip on Europe: Winter infections soar on the continent as Belgium rages with anti-lockdown riots, Holland enforces brutal new curbs and Germany bans tourists in desperate bid to slow the march of Omicron.

  5. I totally agree

  6. The 4 California counties mentioned above are highly vaccinated . Over 85% of the populations in the above counties have at least one shot .
    Therefore, masks are not as important in those counties .
    Here , in OC we have 65% of our people with at least one shot . More important here to wear a mask indoors now that winter is here and the new variant as well as colds and flu are spreading easier .

    1. This was in the news today as Florida becomes the hot spot for Covid and Omicron: “About 30% of new COVID cases in Florida in the last 30 days are breakthrough infections in people who have coronavirus vaccines but not a booster shot, according to the Florida Department of Health”… The fact that some people have had one or two shots means nothing… You need both shots and the booster…

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