Governors and other leaders have imposed new restrictions on restaurants and bars amid an increase in coronavirus cases, but some have been caught not adhering to their own rules.
With more than 10 million cases in the U.S., states like New York are ordering bars and restaurants closed by 10 p.m., while other states are forcing establishments to operate at limited capacity. Here’s a look at how well leaders who’ve made the rules have been following them since the pandemic began.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom
California state guidance orders that gatherings must be made up of people of no more than three households, including for gatherings in outdoor spaces.
Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom attended a birthday dinner for one of his political advisers on Nov. 6 that reportedly includes people from several households despite state guidance ordering otherwise, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
Newsom has since apologized for his outing, saying in a statement that “while our family followed the restaurant’s health protocols and took safety precautions, we should have modeled better behavior and not joined the dinner,” according to the Miami Herald.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio
New York City bore the