Democrat Mayor of DC, Muriel Bowser made a new decree by Executive Order, that people coming into and going out of DC are to obey, she wants them to self-quarantine for 14 days and only leave the house for “essential activities”.
“They should only leave home/where they are staying in order to perform essential activities,” Bower said.
According to her official DC Health Site, “Beginning Monday, July 27, anyone coming into Washington, DC from a high-risk area who was not traveling for essential activities will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days,” they reported. “The order excludes Maryland and Virginia. DC Health will publish a list of high-risk areas on coronavirus.dc.gov and update it every two weeks.”
High-risk areas are locations where the seven-day moving average of daily new COVID-19 cases is 10 or more per 100,000 people Bower said.
Bower, a radical leftist, who wants to remake DC and American history according to her Twitter timeline, started a new hashtag activism, #iMask4DC.
— Muriel Bowser (@MurielBowser) July 23, 2020
The Hill reported on the story:
“Basically what it says is, if you leave home, you should wear a mask,” Bowser said at a press conference. “This means, if you’re waiting for a bus, you must have on a mask. If you are ordering food at a restaurant, you must have on a mask. If you’re sitting in a cubicle in an open office, you must have on a mask.”
The order, which allows for fines of up $1,000 per violation, won’t be enforced on children under the age of 3 and people who are actively eating or drinking.”
WILL IT APPLY TO EVERYONE?
The news of the Mask Mandate comes at the same time DC is seeing an uprising of immigrants and homeless communities, who are successfully protesting City Council member’s attempts to cut their aid while the city is in a massive budget crisis. The groups have pushed the City the Council to defund the police instead.
DC City Council Chairman Phil Mendelson is the champion of over 18 Million dollars in budget cuts to homeless and immigrants. He is a Democrat and a supporter of Bower.
Beginning next week, @MayorBowser will require those coming into the District from high-risk areas to self-quarantine for 14 days. You can read the details on these restrictions: https://t.co/D0XCnvMVp0 pic.twitter.com/BaOIlfz1gE
— Phil Mendelson (@ChmnMendelson) July 24, 2020
Community Organizers started an uprising this week over the Councils’s Budget discussions.
We are adjourned. Our next Legislative Meeting will be Tue. 7/28. The 2nd of 2 votes on the final piece of the budget package, the Budget Support Act (which includes legislative changes embodied in the budget), will occur at that meeting. Agenda & viewing instructions to follow.
— Council of DC (@councilofdc) July 23, 2020
“These programs were already underfunded! People will suffer when funds run out this year. Why on earth did Council suggest cutting them? We should be scrambling to find more funds for these programs. We won’t accept budgets that leave our communities behind,” Activist Alex Taliadoros said.
“I want to see every one of those eight council members join the 650 immigrants in my neighborhood who start standing in line for food as early as 3 am every week. This problem is not an abstraction. Easily 1,500+ people in my small neighborhood are struggling to afford food,”, Chelsea Allinger, a DC neighbor commissioner said.
? HOLY SHIT ?
At the 11th hour 7 DC Councilmembers behind closed doors led by @ChmnMendelson are about to cut *already underfunded* programs for immigrants, violence interruption, tenants, the homeless, child care and more.
— Alex Taliadoros (@AlexCTaliadoros) July 21, 2020
DC has a double-edged health and economic crisis that's devastating its most vulnerable residents, but it's weighing $18 million in cuts to aid for immigrants, tenants, the homeless and violence interruption.
— Alex Taliadoros (@AlexCTaliadoros) July 22, 2020
In the end, the activists were successful in protesting Mendelson to get the budget cuts to their programs and successfully have pushed for defunding the police instead.
BREAKING: Our communities have gathered at @chmnMendleson residence to protest the $18 Million dollar cut to essential services. It’s time to divest from MPD and reinvest in our communities. #DontExcludeMe pic.twitter.com/Layv7epuEG
— Many Languages One Voice (@mlovdc) July 22, 2020
And the City Council relented immediately.
I'm relieved @ChmnMendelson backed off from cuts to aid for DC excluded workers, tenants and other vital programs – and I'm in awe of the communities that mobilized, got him to reverse course, and held him accountable for suggesting these cuts in the first place.#DontExcludeMe pic.twitter.com/aH2GxQhzaO
— Alex Taliadoros (@AlexCTaliadoros) July 23, 2020
This story is developing..
Yet DC local leaders are voting to defund the police.
Actions have consequences. These consequences are deadly. https://t.co/yA9v5ssgcT
— Abigail Marone (@abigailmarone) July 20, 2020
Next Council meeting is Monday, July 27, same day the Mask order goes into effect.
Kari is an ex-Community Organizer who writes about Voter Engagement, Cultural Marxism and Campaigns. She has been a grassroots volunteer with the GOP, on and off for 18 years. She is a Homeschool Mom in North Carolina and loves Photojournalism and Citizen Journalism.