Certified Water Technologist #63

Certified Water Technologist #63
Vern's Stories fredhorn37@gmail.com

Warning----Pun Ahead

 Some friars needed to raise more money for books for the school, so they opened up a small florist shop to raise funds.

Since everyone liked to buy flowers from the men of God, a rival florist across town thought the competition was unfair. He asked the good brothers to close down, but they would not. He went back and begged the friars to close. They ignored him.So, the rival florist hired Hugh MacTaggart, the roughest and most vicious thug in town to "persuade" them to close. Hugh beat up the friars and trashed their store, saying he'd be back if they didn't close up shop.
Terrified, they did so, thereby proving that:

 "Only Hugh can prevent florist friars."


Now CIA Director Haspel is Dead??

Haspel is Dead??

BREAKING GEORGIA UPDATE

  Judge Issues Restraining Order for 10 Days Preventing Defendants from Destroying or Erasing Dominion Voting Machines

???True?? Not True??

 Is this true?? Not true?? From the Babylon Bee??

Found at Politically Incorrect Canadian




FURIOUS truckers SHUT DOWN in America

I found this video tonight at Conservatively Speaking
I posted about this a couple weeks ago.  I don't know if this is for real or not, but what the heck, might as well share it with you and get your response to the situation. Have at it in the comments if you will.


Secretary of??

I overheard two guys talking today.

One of them said biden was considering pete buttgig for secretary.

The other said secretary of what?

The first one said Secretary of the Posterior!

Sunday Jokes

 This morning I saw a neighbor talking to her cat. It was obvious she thought her cat understood her.

I came into my house and told my dog... we laughed a lot.


When I go to casinos, the most ridiculous sign I see is the one that says: "If you have a gambling problem, call 1-800-GAMBLER."
I thought about it for a moment and dialed the number. When they answered I said, "I have an ace and a six. The dealer has a seven. What do I do?"




A little boy wanted $100.00 badly and prayed for two weeks but nothing happened. Then he decided to write GOD a letter requesting the $100. When the postal authorities received the letter addressed to GOD USA, they decided to send it to Bidens campaign. Hiden biden was so impressed, touched, and amused that he instructed his secretary to send the little boy a $5.00 bill. Hiden Biden thought this would appear to be a lot of money to a little boy. The little boy was delighted with the $5.00 and sat down to write a thank you note to GOD, which read: Dear GOD, Thank you very much for sending the money, however, I noticed that for some reason you had to send it through asshole bidens campaign. and those jerks took $95 for a contribution.




 


My Neighbors Christmas Lights

 Last year the chimney on the right side looked like a longneck beer bottle the way he had the lights done.


Funny for Saturday

 


Donations to Sidney Powell

 In the comments I received a question about how canadians can donate via credit card to the legal fund set up for Sidney Powell.

I don't know the answer to that.

I went to the Defending the Republic website and found a place you can mail a check to. That is what I am going to do.

If you prefer to send a check, please make payable to: Sidney Powell, PC. Address: 10130 Northlake Blvd. #214342, West Palm Beach, Florida 33412

There is also a form to contact them with a message. You can probably ask them with that form how to donate via credit card.

Nuther Joke

 Dream job

Reaching the end of a job interview, the Human Resources Person asked the young programmer, "And what starting salary were you looking for?"
The programmer said, "In the neighborhood of $75,000 a year, depending on the benefit's package."

The HR Person said, "Well, what would you say to a package of 5 weeks vacation, 14 paid holidays, full medical and dental, company matching retirement fund to 50% of salary, and a company Corvette leased every 2 years?"

The programmer sat up straight and said, "Wow!!! Are you kidding?"

The HR Person replied, "Certainly, ...but you started it."

Joke

 A man is dining in a fancy restaurant, and there is a gorgeous redhead sitting at the next table. He had been checking her out since he sat down, but lacked the nerve to talk with her.

Suddenly she sneezes and her glass eye comes flying out of its socket towards the man. He reflexively reaches out, grabs it out of the air, and hands it back.

"Oh my, I am so sorry," the woman says as she pops her eye back in place. "Let me buy you dessert to make it up to you."
They enjoy a wonderful dessert together, and afterwards, the woman invites him to the theater followed by drinks. After paying for everything, she asks him if he would like to come to her place for a nightcap...and stay for breakfast the next morning.
The next morning, she cooks a gourmet meal with all the trimmings. The guy is amazed! Everything has been incredible!
"You know," he said, "you are the perfect woman. Are you this nice to every guy you meet?"
"No," she replies...
... "You just happened to catch my eye



Are Cell Phone Companies Changing Texts Now???

 

More Covid-Some Context Maybe

 Rick in the comments left a link to an article I thought I would share with you, it's pretty interesting about covid.

There is no question that Covid is a serious disease, and that every life lost is cause for concern. But each one of us faces very real risks every day from all manner of things. What’s important is that we address each risk with commensurate care. That the media has consistently reported on Covid without appropriate context suggests that historians will look back on 2020 less for its outbreak of Covid than for its outbreak of hysteria.

Covid Cases?

Taken from The View from Lady Lake


The US was reported to have been hit with a record number of new coronavirus cases and hospitalizations on Thanksgiving Day after millions of people ignored warnings not to travels. 
According to the AP, there were at least 110,611 new infections Thursday - the 24th consecutive day cases soared above 100,000. Assuming an infection rate that's fairly stable at 3 %, that means - according to how this report is presented -  3 million people got tested in just one day? And that day was Thanksgiving when everything was closed? 
That's pretty fuckin' impressive, but they don't ever talk about this shit in context. Ever. I think, for whatever reason, it's mostly all bullshit. But that's just me.

Link to PDF File at Johns Hopkins

The link below is a brief pdf file that is not filled with high fa-lutin medical terms. 

Link to Johns Hopkins Research for Covid Deaths

Deaths From the Covid

 I have long thought deaths from the covid are being inflated simply to help with control of the population, possibly to influence this years election.

Looks like Johns Hopkins did a study which said that the amount of deaths in 2020 are no different than the amount of deaths in other years when we didn't have the covid.

Then they removed the article for some reason.  

Suspicious, isn't it????

Johns Hopkins Takes Down Article Showing US Deaths in 2020 No Different than Prior Years – It Doesn’t Fit their ‘We’re All Gonna Die’ Narrative


Gives State Legislators Power to Choose Electors

 We have all been waiting for something big to happen, looks like this may possibly be it:

BREAKING HUGE: Pennsylvania Judge Files Memorandum Stating 2020 PA Election Likely Unconstitutional – Trump Case “Likelihood to Succeed” – Gives State Legislators Power to Choose Electors!

Pennsylvania State Legislature Files Resolution — DISPUTES STATEWIDE 2020 ELECTION RESULTS

  It is clear the Pennsylvania 2020 election was wrought with fraud and criminal conduct.

Advice for Biden

 There was a fly buzzing around a barn one day when he happened on a pile of fresh cow manure. Due to the fact that it had been hours since his last meal, he flew down and began to eat. He ate and ate and ate. Finally, he decided he had eaten enough and tried to fly away. He had eaten too much though, and could not get off the ground. As he looked around wondering what to do now, he spotted a pitchfork leaning up against the wall. He climbed to the top of the handle and jumped off, thinking that once he got airborne, he would be able to take flight. Unfortunately he was wrong and dropped like a rock, splatting when he hit the floor.

The moral to the story is: Never fly off the handle when you're full of sh*t.


Afternoon humor

 A monkey is sitting in a tree

A monkey is sitting in a tree smoking a joint when a lizard walkspast and looks up and says to the monkey, "Hey! What are you doing?"
The monkey says, "Smoking a joint, come up and have some."

So the lizard climbs up and sits next to the monkey and they have afew tokes together.
After a while the lizard says his mouth is 'dry' and that he's goingto get a drink from the river.
The lizard climbs down the tree, ditty bops on thru the jungle tothe river and leans over the river to get his drink.
Well, the lizard is so stoned that he leans too far over and fallsinto the river.

A Crocodile sees this and swims over to the lizard and helps him tothe side, then asks the lizard, "What's the matter with you?"
The lizard explains to the crocodile that he was sitting in a treeand smoking a joint with the monkey and got too stoned and then fellinto the river while taking a drink.
The crocodile says he's gotta check this hippie monkey out and walksoff into the jungle where he finds the tree where the monkey isstill sitting and toking on the joint.
He looks up and says "hey you!"
The Monkey looks down and says, "wwoooowww dude.............how much water did you drink?!!"



Donations to Sidney Powell Legal Fund---Feed the Kraken!

 I was following links and went to NC Renegade where I found a page to donate to Sidney Powells legal defense of our election. 

Here is the link: Feed the Kraken

Here is another link: Defending the Republic

My wife and I have decided we will send $100 to her. 

At NC Renegade he asks that you spread this message across the country. Tell your friends and neighbors.

2035

 I found this over at the Irish.

The young man set the AR-15 on the bench with a smirk. Every round had “pinged” the target down range as the bump-stock helped to quickly empty the 30 round MAGAzine. Gramps had always treasured this gun and since it had been given to him as a gift, he too treasured it. As he glanced down at it, each little telltale sign of use never betrayed how well it worked and had been maintained. Even the laser engraved MAGA on the side was still very legible.

The Supreme Court Weighed in Last Night----Guess Where Roberts Is on This?

"[T]here is no world in which the Constitution tolerates color-coded executive edicts that reopen liquor stores and bike shops but shutter churches, synagogues and mosques.”


Supreme Court Backs Religious Challenge To Cuomo’s Covid Restrictions; Barrett Delivers Decisive Vote

Todays Thought

 This is taken from Politically Incorrect Humor

Message of the Day

History teaches us so many valuable lessons. For example, in World War II, many small twists of fate could have changed the entire course of events and caused unimaginable suffering. Case in point, early in the war, the Germans had almost the entire British army trapped on the beach of Dunkirk. Hitler could have easily crushed the British, but instead he turned his attention towards Paris, allowing the British to mount a heroic rescue. Had Britain been defeated, Germany could have easily taken all of Europe and prevented the U.S. from having a base to counterattack. Consider the Battle of the Bulge, where Hitler’s counterattack threatened to undo all the gains of D-Day. Had it not been for a sudden change in weather conditions, Patton’s 3rd Army may not have been able to win the battle, allowing Hitler to stay in power possibly long enough for Germany to build a nuclear weapon. Imagine Nazis with a nuke! How about the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Just by chance, multiple aircraft carriers were out on exercise and therefore not part of the carnage. Had they been destroyed, the West Coast of the continental U.S. would have been vulnerable to attack. The examples are endless of where you can say “we were lucky,” but maybe, just maybe, it wasn’t luck. Maybe things happen for a reason.

How does this relate to today? I’m not sure yet. Maybe the close election will put pressure on those in power to put in audit & verification procedures so voter fraud and “mistakes” like in 2020 never happen again. Imagine Ruth Bader Ginsburg, rest in peace, had died just a couple months later and just 1-2 more Senate seat had gone to Democrats. Would the U.S. have a democracy in a few years? Maybe the lessons of Trump Derangement Syndrome were designed to teach the majority of the country about the bias & corruption of mainstream media and Big Tech before their power got out of control? Maybe Covid-19 was designed to teach the dangers of putting too much dictator-like control in the hands of power-hungry socialist governors?

Whatever lessons we’re being taught, history shows the best of times are usually preceded by the worst of times. Think Roaring 20s after World War I. Think the Happy Days of the 50s after the Great Depression & World War II. Think Reagan Revolution of the 80s after the Carter stagflation, Watergate, and Vietnam in the 70s.

And without the bad times, would we even appreciate the good times? After Covid, imagine how great it will be to go to a concert, sporting event, or fair. Imagine how much you’ll appreciate just being able to go to the store, work, go to school, or fly on a plane without having to wear a damn mask.

So relax and keep your chin up. Tell your governors to f**k off, go be with your families, and give thanks for all the great things in your life!

quote thankful heart opens eyes james faust

Typical Democrat Playbook

 Computer Repairman at Center of ‘Biden Laptop’ Scandal Closes Shop, Disappears Amid Purported Death Threats

Breaking News: Powell Files Complaint With Georgia

 I'm not sure what this means. But I think it is maybe too little and too late for it to help.

Here is part of what she is seeking:

1. An order directing Governor Kemp, Secretary Raffensperger and the Georgia State Board of Elections to de-certify the election results;

3. An order requiring Governor Kemp to transmit certified election results that state that President Donald Trump is the winner of the election;

Have Some Turkey Memes!

 

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Some Californians Grew Some Balls

In response to asshole newsom some californians grew some balls finally:

 

 






Log Splitter

 About 3 years ago I decided to quit splitting small pieces of wood for the fire by hand. So I started looking around for a small log splitter.

I did a duckduckgo search and a few came up.  There was something called a Sun Joe hand operated manual log splitter that I liked the looks of. 

I continued looking and saw that Harbor Freight had an identical log splitter for about 25% less money, so I said Hallelleujah! That sucker is gonna be mine!

Went to harbor freight and got the thing, brought it home, and it was exactly what I was looking for. Want to split just one log? Easy peasy japanesy. Except. Little things started going wrong the first year, and then last year too. The slow speed piston quit pumping, so i used the high speed piston by itself and bent the pumping handle badly.  The metal around the front of the jackface bent terribly so that the ram wouldn't retract all the way, and the metal holding the log also bent.

I added some hydraulic oil to the jack and it started working better, but the slow speed piston started leaking oil, and i would have to fill it every 2 or 3 times of use. I can live with that, but this year it quit altogether, and after filling it was leaking a pencil size stream of oil.

Okay, i can fix that. Go online and found a list of products harbor freight has repair parts for, looked thru it but couldn't find my log splitter. Mine is a 10 ton model, they had a 5 ton model listed, but not my 10 ton. Well, crap.

So i looked for log splitters and found one at lowes online and one at home depot online, but nowhere else. Those had to be shipped, so i said screw it and went to harbor freight nov. 12 and bought another one of theirs. Today i went to use it, worked great for one little bitty piece of wood, then the low speed piston quit pumping, at all. So i added some oil to it, and now both low speed and high speed quit working.

Piss on this, loaded it up and back to harbor freight, didn't want an exchange just got my money back.

Went online to lowes and home depot and guess what? Not one dam log splitter is available.  Found one at amazon, but that one will cost me $200 including shipping.

So now my conundrum is, how much do i pay the kid next door to split up some kindling for me?


















You Think Dems Will Get Pissed About This?

 Congresswoman-elect Boebert, who runs gun-friendly grill, asks about carrying pistol on Hill, report






 

“They also turn in their neighbors in China and in the Soviet Union. This is so un-American,” she said.

Jesus Christ these asshoes are everywhere. Today one of our local talk radio stations had a question of the day asking who was the worst govenor.  At least i think it was today. I think they listed newsom and inslee but not sure if anyone else was listed. This bitch should have been there for sure.

Oregon Governor Asks Citizens To Snitch On Lockdown Violators This Thanksgiving

Any firearms in the vehicle today?

Don't Know if This is True, But Lordy Lordy What a Mongolian Clusterflop This Is

Kayleigh McEnany There Was No Peaceful Transition Of Power In 2016 And S...

I saw this over at Antz In Pantz and thought I should let you see it over here.



Dominion Officials Refuse to Testify before PA House Committee - Lawyer ...

Whatta Buncha Bullshit

 Watch the short video at the link, then read below that.

GLOBALISM WELCOME TO THE NEW NORMAL: Thousands of Desperate Texans Line Up for New-Age Breadlines

We Are Not Coming for Your Guns!

 Uh huh, yeah right.

BIG LEAGUE GUNS Biden Deputy Chief of Staff Proposed Mandatory Confiscation of “Assault Weapons” as Beto Campaign Manager

Thanksgiving Humor

 


Fresno County Sheriff Says No Enforcement Also

 Orange County, Sacramento and El Dorado County Sheriffs Will Not Enforce Gavin Newsom’s Curfew Order

Some One Liners For You

 ​Today was a terrible day. My ex got hit by a bus. And I lost my job as a bus driver!

I called a suicide hotline in Iraq. They got excited and asked if I could drive a truck.

Why don’t cannibals eat clowns? Because they taste funny.

Why did the one-armed man cross the road? To get to the second-hand shop.

The only drinking problem I have is that I can’t afford alcohol.

The other day my wife asked me to pass her lipstick and accidentally passed her the super glue. She still isn’t talking to me.


At Last! A Leader with Testicular Fortitude!

 In defiance of governor’s orders, one of Clackamas County’s top elected officials plans to host a large dinner in her Molalla area home on Thanksgiving despite the raging COVID-19 pandemic.

Defying governor’s orders, Clackamas County leader says she’ll celebrate Thanksgiving ‘with as many family and friends’ as she can find



Oregon Governor Will Put You in Jail For Violating Her Coronavirus ‘Freeze’

 A spokesperson for the governor told the outlet that Oregon State Police “will be working with local law enforcement to enforce the Governor’s orders, in the same way local law enforcement officers respond to noise complaints for loud parties, for example, and issue citations.”

“For the last eight months, I have been asking Oregonians to follow the letter and the spirit of the law and we have not chosen to engage law enforcement. At this point in time, unfortunately, we have no other option,” the governor reportedly said over the weekend.


Masks by State

 State-by-State Guide to Face Mask Requirements

I Uses Swear Words When I Heard About This

 The following guidance supersedes face coverings guidance released on June 18, 2020. This updated guidance mandates that a face covering is required at all times when outside of the home, with some exceptions.

It mandates that face coverings be worn state-wide at all times when outside of the home, unless one or more of the exceptions outlined below apply. 

Speed Limits

 Well, I guess my speed o meter on my truck is accurate. But that begs the question, where the hell am i, on a  california freeway or a damn racetrack?

Ever since those guys at the dodge dealership put that new/used computer in my truck, people have been driving much faster than me. I usually go 5 over the limit, but dam! that puts me about 10 mph slower than everyone else! Its like all of  a sudden I became like molasses, and am going soo slooow. 

I have checked the accuracy of my speed o meter with my cellphone stopwatch and the digital mileage indicator. That indicates that my speed o meter is deadnuts accurate.

I have also checked it by clocking my speed against the highway mile markers, and that is also deadnuts accurate, if my math is good.

Today on my trip to Santa Maria and back i had to go south down hiway 41, mostly a 2 lane road, 55 mph. Well, I had to go 80 just to keep up with the flow of traffic, and much of that STILL went around me like I was sitting still. One of those was a sprinter van, looked like it had logo county logo on the side, and i thought that sucker was gonna spread wings and liftoff. Once he got around me, he went around a curve and I never saw him again.

Makes me wonder if he went off the road like my father in law did back in the late 90's. 

Maybe everyone is trying to get away from the covid.


Rules for Thee, But Not for Me

 

Fun

 






South Park Police Equipped To Manage Town in Chaos - SOUTH PARK

Ga. Recount---Yeah, Right.

 

Biden Campaign Director Arrested For Electoral Fraud

 Biden Campaign Director Arrested For Electoral Fraud

Communists Striking Again in San Fran. Thanks Communist Biden Voters

 San Francisco Considering A Bill To Fine People For Smoking In Their Private Apartments

Hey Newsom, Screw Your Don't Get Together at Thanksgiving Orders!!!! And Inslee Too!!!

 











Fun

 





Are You SURE You Want That Covid Test??

 Famed Singer Gets Virus Results, One Nostril Negative, One Positive: ‘I Want My $ Back’



Too Little, and Too Late

 "Executive Order N-67-20 issued by the Governor on June 3, 2020 is void as an unconstitutional exercise of legislative power and shall be of no further force or effect," the ruling states. "The California Emergency Services Act (CA Government Code §8550 et seq.) does not authorize or empower the Governor of the State of California to amend statutory law or make new statutory law, which is exclusively a legislative function not delegated to the Governor under the CESA."

None of that makes a good goddamn anymore because the state legislature passed the same goddamn mail in voting law as his executive order. 
But maybe he gets the point his power isn't as much as he thinks it is, the goddam sumbitch asshoe.

“Don’t worry about the election, Trump’s not gonna win. I made f*cking sure of that!”

 Anti-Trump Dominion Voting Systems Security Chief Was Participating in Antifa Calls, Posted Antifa Manifesto Letter to Trump Online

More Sidney Powell---Jesus H. Christ!!

 Sidney Powell Drops a BOMB on Sunday Morning Futures: CIA May have Used Dominion for Its Own Benefit – Gina Haspel Should be Fired Immediately! (Video)

“We’re Fixin’ to Overturn the Results of the Election in Multiple States!” – Sidney Powell Releases the Kraken

Sidney Powell said a few days ago that she would ‘Release the Kraken’. Today she and Rudy Giuliani did just that on Sunday Morning Futures with Marie Bartiromo.


Sidney Powell says that officers in several states should be investigated as to why they bought this software!

Watch the video!

Fun

 



Denile is Still Not a River

 

Difference Between Americans and Democrats

 

El Paso and Lockdown

 Appeals Court Rules Governor Abbott’s Lockdown Orders Trump Those Of El Paso County Judge

Wow, Her Look

 


 

Jon Voight

 

It Was a Close Vote

 Well, looks like the Tax Revolt will stay in place at least one more election cycle. 

Here in calif. the voters narrowly defeated Prop. 15 which would have let governments increase property taxes(for the good of the people of course) on commercial/industrial properties. But not residential. At least not yet. 

Back when we passed prop 13 in 1978 people were having to sell their houses to pay the exorbitant property taxes. People were losing their homes, and government? Give me more of your money you pissant!!!

We need it to give to the CHILDREN dammit!!!

1978 Prop 13 Property taxation law will not be amended

The Election-elect

 Stolen from Xenophiliic






This Guy Needsto be Buried in Nebraska or Someplace

 

Calif. Guidance for Thanksgiving Gatherings---or General Get Togethers

 F*** these *************!

November 13, 2020


TO:
All Californians

SUBJECT:
CDPH Guidance for the Prevention of COVID-19 Transmission for Gatherings


​Summary

This guidance provides an updated plan for Californians to gather outside their household and replaces the March 16, 2020, October 9, 2020 and other prior gatherings guidance. It applies to private gatherings, and all other gatherings not covered by existing sector guidance are prohibited. It also applies to activities protected by the First Amendment to the extent that they are not already permitted by other guidance, notwithstanding any guidance, orders, or directives to the contrary. Gatherings are defined as social situations that bring together people from different households at the same time in a single space or place. When people from different households mix, this increases the risk of transmission of COVID-19.

Context

COVID-19 continues to pose a severe risk to communities and requires all people in California to follow necessary precautions and to adapt the way they live and function in light of this ongoing risk. The safest way to gather is to spend time with people in the same household, gather virtually, or gather outdoors.

The season of cold weather has now arrived in many parts of the state, and rainy season is imminent, making it more difficult to gather outdoors. Because of this, many people in California may feel the need to gather indoors instead. Indoor gatherings remain risky activities, and it would always be safer to gather outdoors or virtually whenever possible. But this guidance explains some important and necessary steps to make indoor gatherings less risky if they do occur.

In general, the more people from different households a person interacts with at a gathering, the closer the physical interaction is, and the longer the interaction lasts, the higher the risk that a person with a COVID-19 infection, symptomatic or asymptomatic, may spread it to others. Public health studies have also shown that the risk of transmission is increased in indoor spaces, particularly when there isn’t appropriate ventilation. [1] Unlike indoor spaces, wind and air in outdoor spaces can help reduce spread of the virus from one person to another.

Planning scenarios published by the CDC estimate that, on average, a person with COVID-19 goes on to infect between 2-4 people, with a best estimate of 2.5 when there are no preventive measures.[2] For example, if each infected person spreads the virus to two people, who in turn spread it to two others each; those four will spread the virus to eight others; those eight will spread the virus to 16; and so on. As a result, after 10 transmission cycles, one person could be responsible for 1,024 other people contracting the virus.[3] Additionally, there is broad agreement that people who are not experiencing symptoms can still spread COVID-19[4].The fact that COVID-19 can be spread by people who don’t have symptoms or aren’t showing symptoms yet is one of the aspects of the COVID-19 that makes it difficult to control.

All gatherings pose a higher risk of transmission and spread of COVID-19 when people mix from different households and communities. The likelihood of transmission and spread increases with laughing, singing, loud talking and difficulty maintaining physical distance. Limiting attendance at gatherings is a way to reduce the risk of spread as it lowers the number of different people who are interacting. Additionally, by limiting attendance there is an improved ability to perform effective contact tracing if there is a positive case discovered, which can help to slow the spread of COVID-19[5]. People who do choose to attend gatherings should discuss and agree upon the specific group rules before convening together.

Like other types of activities, activities protected by the First Amendment pose risks of COVID-19 transmission. People who wish to engage in political, artistic, or other forms of expression or in religious expression and practice are strongly encouraged to find means of expression that do not involve in-person gatherings or to wait to gather in person until those activities are permitted by the Blueprint for a Safer Economy. However, because this guidance offers safer ways to operate in the colder climate, with higher likelihood of rain, associated with the time of year we now enter, the safeguards in this guidance apply as well to activities protected by the First Amendment and those activities are not prohibited if conducted in accordance with this guidance.

Recommendations & Mandatory Requirements for All Gatherings

All persons planning to host or participate in a private gathering, as defined above, must comply with the requirements identified below and are strongly encouraged to follow the recommendations as well. Activities protected by the First Amendment may proceed under this guidance notwithstanding any guidance, orders, or directives to the contrary. Local health jurisdictions may be more restrictive than this guidance. Refer to your local guidance for what is allowed in your area.


1. Attendance

             a. Gatherings that include more than 3 households are prohibited. This includes everyone present, including hosts and guests. Remember, the smaller the number of people, the safer.

            b. Keep the households that you interact with stable over time. By spending time with the same people, risk of transmission is reduced. Participating in multiple gatherings with different households or groups is strongly discouraged.

            c. The host should collect names of all attendees and contact information in case contact tracing is needed later.

2. Location: Gatherings Must be Outdoors for Counties in the Purple Tier


            a. Gatherings that occur outdoors are significantly safer than indoor gatherings. All gatherings must be held outside in the Purple Tier, and indoor gatherings are strongly discouraged in Red, Orange and Yellow Tiers.

                         i. If gathering indoors, increase fresh air circulation by opening windows or doors, as much as possible, especially in the rooms where people are gathering.

            b. A gathering of no more than three households is permitted in a public park or other outdoor space, even if unrelated gatherings of other groups up to three households are also occurring in the same park or other outdoor space. If multiple such gatherings are occurring, mixing between groups gatherings is not allowed. Additionally, multiple gatherings of three households cannot be jointly organized or coordinated to occur in the same public park or other outdoor space at the same time – this would constitute a gathering exceeding the permitted household limits.

3. Don’t Attend Gatherings If You Feel Sick


             a. Anyone with any COVID-19-like symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, night sweats, sore throat, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, tiredness, muscle or body aches, headaches, confusion, or loss of sense of taste/smell), must stay home and not come into contact with anyone outside their household.

             b. Anyone who develops COVID-19 within 48 hours after attending a gathering should notify the organizer of the gathering and/or other attendees as soon as possible regarding the potential exposure.

4. Individuals in a High-Risk Group are Discouraged from Attending any Gatherings


             a. People at higher risk of severe illness or death from COVID-19 (such as older adults and people with chronic medical conditions) are strongly urged not to attend any gatherings, especially indoor gatherings.

             b. If higher-risk individuals do attend any gatherings, they should do the following to decrease the risk for exposure:

                          i. Spend as much time outside, or near outside air flow such as open windows or doors, as possible.

                         ii. Wear a respirator or surgical mask instead of a cloth mask, and minimize any time at the event with the mask off.

                         iii. Remain at least six feet, or ideally even farther away, from others outside their household as much as possible, especially when people are eating or drinking without face coverings.
  
                        iv. Spend a shorter time at the gathering than others to reduce potential exposure.

5. Practice Physical Distancing and Hand Hygiene at Gatherings


             a. For any gatherings permitted under this guidance, the space must be large enough so that everyone at a gathering can maintain at least a 6-foot physical distance from others (not including their own household) at all times.

             b. Seating must provide at least 6 feet of distance (in all directions—front-to-back and side-to-side) between different households.

            c. Everyone at a gathering should frequently wash their hands with soap and water, or use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.

            d. Shared items should be minimized during a gathering. Food and beverages should be served by a person who washes or sanitizes their hands frequently, and who must wear a face covering. Self-serve items from communal containers should be minimized.

            e. Remind all persons to sanitize hands before eating or drinking, and after touching shared items if shared items are unavoidable.

6. Wear a Face Covering to Keep COVID-19 from Spreading


            a. When gathering, face coverings must be worn in accordance with the CDPH Guidance on the Use of Face Coverings, unless an exemption is applicable.

            b. People at gatherings are advised to limit removal of their face coverings to when they are actively eating or drinking. While face coverings are removed for this purpose, they should stay at least 6 feet away from everyone outside their own household, and put their face covering back on as soon as they are done with the activity.

           c. Face coverings can also be removed to meet urgent medical needs (for example, to use an asthma inhaler, take medication, or if feeling light-headed).

7. Keep it short


            a. Gatherings should be two hours or less. The longer the duration, the risk of transmission increases.

8. Singing, Chanting, Shouting, Cheering and Similar Activities Are Strongly Discouraged at Outdoor Gatherings and Prohibited at Indoor Gatherings


            a. Singing, chanting, shouting, cheering, physical exertion, and similar activities significantly increase the risk of COVID-19 transmission because these activities increase the release of respiratory droplets and fine aerosols into the air. Because of this, singing, chanting, shouting, cheering, and similar activities are strongly discouraged in outdoor settings, but if they occur, the following rules and recommendations apply:

                          i. All people who are singing, chanting, shouting, cheering, or engaging in similar activities should wear a face covering at all times while engaging in those activities, including anyone who is leading a song, chant, or cheer. Because these activities pose a very high risk of COVID-19 transmission, face coverings are essential to reduce the spread of respiratory droplets and fine aerosols;

                         ii. People who are singing, shouting, chanting, cheering, or exercising are strongly encouraged to maintain physical distancing beyond 6 feet to further reduce risk.

                        iii. People who are singing or chanting are strongly encouraged to do so quietly (at or below the volume of a normal speaking voice).

             b. Instrumental music is allowed outdoors as long as the musicians maintain at least 6-foot physical distancing. Musicians must be from one of the three households. Playing of wind instruments (any instrument played by the mouth, such as a trumpet or clarinet) is strongly discouraged, and if played should use protective or tightly woven cloth barriers on the instrument bells or at the end of the instrument to protect from spread of condensation droplets. If music is played, it is recommended that the volume be quiet enough that attendees can speak in a normal voice without shouting.

c. Singing, chanting, shouting, cheering, playing of wind instruments and similar activities are not permitted in indoor gatherings. 





[1] See, e.g., Hiroshi Nishiura, et al., Closed environments facilitate secondary transmission of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19); Hu Qian, et al., “Indoor transmission of SARS-CoV-2” [pre-print] published in medRxiv on April 4, 2020.

[2]  See Planning Scenarios.

[3]  See, e.g., Report 3: Natsuko Imai et al, WHO Collaborating Centre for Infectious Disease Modelling, MRC Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis, J-IDEA, “Imperial college London, UK. Transmissibility of 2019 -n-CoV).” See also Inglesby T B JAMA Public Health Measures and the Reproduction Number of SARS-CoV-2. JAMA Network.2020.7878 (May 1, 2020). 

[4] Transmission of SARS-CoV-2: implications for infection prevention precautions.

[5] See Preventing the Spread of the Coronavirus