One of the new rules imposed by the Democratic mayor of Washington D.C., Muriel Bowser, to curb possible contagions of the CCP Virus (COVID-19)) is to prohibit wedding attendees from dancing and socializing with each other, both inside and outside the reception hall, according to The Western Journal.
While the measure became effective on April 26, it was announced by the mayor on Monday, May 3, and is currently getting a lot of press, mainly because of the criticism it has drawn.
Now the Bowser administration, whose Twitter profile shows her wearing a mask, finally allows D.C. residents to attend weddings with up to 250 people. However, they will not be allowed to stand or dance, either indoors or outdoors.
“Without continued extraordinary measures authorized under a state of emergency, as well as community compliance with preventative measures and widespread vaccination, the progress the District has made in protecting public health, safety, and welfare would be threatened,” the announcement read.
“Beginning May 1, multi-purpose facilities and venues may host events such as weddings and special non-recurring events provided that there may be no more than twenty five percent (25%) capacity in any room or up to two hundred fifty (250) persons, not including facility staff, whichever is fewer.”
“Attendees and guests must remain seated and socially distanced from each other or other household groups,” the order continued. “Standing and dancing receptions are not allowed.”
Rep. Lance Gooden (R-TX) was one of the critics who commented in a tweet:
Homicides are up 41 PERCENT in Washington, D.C., but thankfully Mayor Bowser banned dancing at weddings.
— Lance Gooden (@Lancegooden) May 3, 2021
“Homicides are up 41 PERCENT in Washington, DC but thankfully Mayor Bowser banned dancing at weddings.”
Other critics pointed out that Bowser’s latest ruling was in no way based on science or reflective of the CCP Virus landscape in D.C.
Others question that while Bowser arbitrarily exercises her emergency powers over a suffering population, other states with far fewer restrictions have not seen contagion numbers skyrocket.
For example, neither Florida nor Texas has skyrocketing COVID cases, and dancing remains a cherished tradition on their wedding day, comments the Western Journal.
Recall that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday suspended all local emergency orders concerning the CCP Virus via executive order while signing a law restricting what both governors and mayors can do during pandemics.
“I think that’s the evidence-based thing to do,” DeSantis said at a press conference in St. Petersburg.
“We are no longer in a state of emergency,” the Republican governor asserted.
In this global pandemic scenario, many people are questioning the exaggerated measures of some authorities, mainly Democrats and leftists, considering that the restrictions are politically motivated and are not precisely to take care of the population from potential contagions.