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The greatest trick that Newsom ever pulled was convincing the world that COVID mandates would no longer exist.
To the surprise of absolutely zero Californians, Governor Gavin Newsom has announced that the state will retract its plan to fully reopen on June 15.
The Golden State will continue to enforce statewide COVID restrictions indefinitely.
News of the update released on Friday when asked about the upcoming date in an interview. Originally proposed by the governor back in May, the projected end date for the Draconian measures was scheduled for mid-June amid improving vaccination efforts and plunge in COVID-related infections and deaths throughout the state.
“The emergency remains in effect after June 15,” added the governor. Declaring a state of emergency in March 2020, Newsom remains at the helm of when California can fully reopen.
“The one thing I am certain of is: There’s uncertainty in the future,” he added.
According to the Fox report, Newsom has issued an estimated “47 executive orders to alter or suspend 200 state laws and regulations.”
Continuing to enforce restrictions opposite ongoing reopening efforts in states like Florida, Governor Newsom is optimistic that ongoing limitations imposed on a state with high unemployment rates and shuttering small businesses will help mitigate the effects of the virus during the upcoming season.
“This disease has not been extinguished. It’s not vanished,” Newsom commented.
Reports remain unclear as to whether the governor was referring to COVID, or his upcoming recall election.