KTVB approached David Pate, the retired CEO and President of the St. Luke Health System and current member of the Idaho Coronavirus Task Force.
Boise, Idaho-From California to Idaho, people are talking about Golden State Governor Gavin Newsom and his guidelines for social gatherings. Newsom released the guide before the Thanksgiving holiday.
Dan Mudrovich said, “It’s like living in a closed society now,” he moved from Southern California to Starr, Idaho nearly three years ago. “The first thought I heard was that Mr. Newsom became a power trafficker again, trying to control the people unnecessarily, which is one of the reasons people left California.”
The guidelines state that no more than three families can gather together at a time. The party must be held outdoors and the duration must not exceed two hours. Participants can enter the restroom as long as the restroom is cleaned frequently. In addition, singing, shouting and shouting are strongly discouraged.
Mudrovich said: “When I saw that there can only be three families in a house, and they must be separated by the table, I am a little bit supportive.” ”
He is not the only one attracted by the news.
Meridian resident Angela Del Toro said: “It’s surprising that I scrolled back a bit to see if this is a legitimate post or a joke.
Last year, she and her husband moved to Meridian from Los Angeles County. She said she knew the need for guidance in public places, but it seemed a bit too much.
“I’m glad we left when we left,” Del Toro said. “Of course, my online feed is still full of information from California. When I see a post related to Gavin Newsom, it’s like watching your predecessor’s post. I will roll my nose and say: ‘Thank God, I am not alive there anymore.'”
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So, what should I do for Thanksgiving in Idaho?
Dr. David Pate, the retired CEO and president of the St. Luke Health System and current member of the Idaho Coronavirus Task Force, told KTVB that Newsom’s guidelines are consistent with our level of knowledge and overall good guidance, which is somewhat authorized .
“Although we certainly need guidance, and maybe there are some restrictions on public activities in some places, I think that when we start to make rules or compulsorily stipulate what will happen to someone’s personal home or property, this has reached a very high level. Sensitive point,” Pater said.
He added that he does not believe that Idaho will see rules or orders that apply to Thanksgiving.
Pat said: “I think it’s unreasonable to tell people that you can’t be with extended family or friends. It’s not going to work.” “So what I think we need to do is say that it looks like we understand some of you People may do this. We want you to understand the risks, and we want you to understand the ways to mitigate these risks.
For example, he recommends limiting the number of family members with you on vacation and considering whether to include college students in the plan.
Pate said: “Currently, the people at the highest risk of infection are those of that university age. We do know that the spread of higher education is very wide.”
Also, think about how you will have Thanksgiving dinner this year.
“Apart from passing plates or bowls, and everyone using the same spoon or fork, are there other options? Can anyone put on a mask, wash their hands, and serve food instead of just messing with family-style dishes?” Say.
He reminded Idaho people to keep their physical distance as much as possible if possible. If not, consider wearing a mask.
Pate said: “The next Thanksgiving will be completely different. I think we have every reason to be hopeful. We are in a state of tension. If we can maintain it for another six to nine months, we will reach the end.”
He told KTVB that if the people you spend with Thanksgiving have to travel, the risk will increase.
At the same time, Del Toro said that she knows that many Idaho natives are worried that Californians will move to Idaho, and she hopes that they will join their team now. They are not here to destroy things, but to love the development of things and want to maintain this state.
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