Holidays in Mexico, Thanksgiving dinners and election parties. These are just a few reasons why officials have apologized for violating blocking rules in recent months.
Governors and mayors have announced restrictions aimed at halting the spread of the coronavirus throughout the pandemic.
However, some seem to have perhaps not played by their own rules.
Republican governors have received fewer charges, mainly because they have not implemented as many of the restrictions requested by public health experts.
One, Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt, retired after tweeting to take his family to a “packed” restaurant in March – the day before he declared a state of emergency.
All of these known personalities have been accused of violating anti-COVID guidelines. Some apologized, others persevered in their actions. Here is the dropout …
Mayor of Austin, Steve Adler
In early November, as the number of coronavirus cases increased, hospitalizations and deaths increased, Adler called on residents of Austin, Texas, to stay home and not “relax” because of the epidemic.
However, Adler, it turned out, announced his meeting call while he was on vacation in Mexico for a week.
He went to Cabo San Lucas with seven other people Austin is an American statesman she first reported after her daughter’s outdoor wedding and a reception with 20 guests at an Austin hotel.
At the time, people in Austin were asked to avoid gathering in groups of 10 or larger, but there were no travel bans.
Adler told the local newspaper, “It’s safest to stay home. However, we don’t ask people to ever venture out. We ask everyone to be as safe as possible.”
Denver Mayor Michael Hancock
At this Thanksgiving, Mexico was not the only controversial destination for mayors.
“Hand over the potatoes, not the COVID … Avoid the trip,” Hancock wrote last week as he sat at an airport and headed for a family reunion in Mississippi.
A few minutes before boarding the plane, he also told his followers to “avoid the trip if they can,” stay home as much as they can, and “hold virtual gatherings instead of personal dinners.”
He later apologized. “I made my decision as a husband and father, and for those who are angry and frustrated, I humbly ask you to forgive decisions that burden my heart and not my head,” she said. A spokesman said he would be independent for 14 days after Hancock’s return.
California Governor Gavin Newsom
California Governor Newsom apologized last month after being photographed at a restaurant in a large market in Napa Valley with a prominent lobbyist.
The images that you first a San Francisco Chronicle, no one, including representatives of the California Medical Association, showed a face mask at the Michelin-starred French laundromat, where some plates cost $ 450.
State guidelines limited private gatherings to three households outdoors, however, restaurants in restaurants were less defined. According to them, owners should “limit the number of patrons at a single table to a household unit or patrons who have requested a meeting together.”
“As I sat down at the bigger table, I realized it was a little bigger group than I expected and I made a bad mistake,” Newsom said of the French laundry dinner. “Instead of sitting down, I should have stood up, walked back, got in my car, and drove back to my house.
The governor was recently self-quarantined after a student at his child’s school tested COVID positively.
Mayor of Washington DC, Muriel Bowser
Bowser was accused of violating his own travel rules to congratulate President-elect Joe Biden on his election victory last month. Democrats made a roughly 90-mile trip to Delaware, where Biden was based, to celebrate.
At the time, Delaware was one of 42 states that DC considered a high risk, meaning residents traveling to one had to limit daily activities and conduct self-monitoring for 14 days. However, the directive exempts essential travel.
Bowser refused to be quarantined and defended the road, saying it was an “essential journey.”
Mayor of San Jose, Sam Liccardo
Texas Mayor Sam Liccardo apologized this week for attending a Thanksgiving dinner attended by seven other family members.
A total of five households were present at the dinner – more than the rules allowed. Earlier this month, California ordered that social gatherings be limited to a maximum of three.
NBC first reported that Liccardo was celebrating Thanksgiving with his elderly parents at Saratoga’s house, along with an unknown group of people.
Following the revelations, the Mayor of California said, “I apologize for my decision to gather in violation of state rules by attending this Thanksgiving meal with my family. I commit myself to walking better.
Mayor of Chicago, Lori Lightfoot
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot defended the professional hairdresser’s hairstyle in April while salons shut down under the state’s home-staying order.
The Democrat has previously said that “getting the roots is not necessarily necessary.”
A few days after the debate, he said, “I am the public face of this city. I am in the national media and I am in public.”
New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo
He didn’t break the rules. But some say it has come hugely close.
Prior to Thanksgiving, the governor warned his New York counterparts that family reunions could be dangerous amid growing numbers of cases in the United States.
An interview with WAMC Radio shortly before the holidays shortly before the holidays.
“My mother will come up and my two daughters,” he said. This is his 89-year-old mother, Matilda, and two daughters, one of whom lives in Chicago.
His remarks were repulsed and Cuomo abandoned his plans.