Gov. Ralph ‘Coonman’ Northam on Tuesday ordered Virginia residents to wear masks in indoor public areas to combat the coronavirus. He “strongly recommends” face coverings outdoors.
Virginians over the age of 10 will be forced to wear a face-covering when using public transportation and visiting salons, barbershops, and retail stores.
Masks also must be worn in restaurants, except when eating. That’s big of him.
This is the man who did not wear a mask at the oceanfront of Virginia Beach over the Memorial Day weekend. And he hadn’t been tested. He could have had the virus.
“I was not prepared — I am responsible for that,” Northam said. “The next time, I will be better prepared. But this is not just about me. This is about all Virginians and their public safety.”
Maybe he was angry that he got caught and this is his revenge?
IN WRITING, IT’S A MISDEMEANOR
The Virginia Department of Public Health will enforce it, not the police. He said it’s not a misdemeanor. However, the actual text of the order, issued three hours later, says “any willful violation or refusal, failure, or neglect to comply with this order … is punishable as a Class 1 misdemeanor.”
Northam has not yet explained the discrepancy between him saying it’s not a misdemeanor and the wording of the order.
His other rules are, if you’re vulnerable, stay at home; no social gatherings of more than 10; social distance; telework; face coverings in public; some limits eased on faith communities and businesses.
The virus isn’t gone and this isn’t over. We get that, but face coverings when you’re just walking around in the open air seems a bit much. I’m not doing it.
What the hay happened to free Virginia? It’s like a communist country.
Jerry Falwell supports it now:
I was adamantly opposed to the mandate from @GovernorVA requiring citizens to wear face masks until I decided to design my own. If I am ordered to wear a mask, I will reluctantly comply, but only if this picture of Governor Blackface himself is on it!#VEXIT#EndLockdownNow pic.twitter.com/twu7r4rWhd
— Jerry Falwell (@JerryFalwellJr) May 27, 2020
can i just paint my face black instead? pic.twitter.com/7oaLjoTLYB
— hugh g. rection (@PatBevdontplayD) May 27, 2020
Instead of abusing his power with unconstitutional mandates via executive fiat, maybe @GovernorVA should finally come clean about whether he was wearing the KKK uniform or the blackface in his “famous” yearbook photo?
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) May 26, 2020