CANADA’S TOP DOC SAYS WEAR MASK DURING SEX
You might want to put your mask on because this one may have you laughing out loud:
The governor of California is reminding the restaurant diners of the Golden State that if they go out to eat, they should put their mask on between bites of food.
In a post on Twitter, Gov. Gavin Newsom’s office gave the recommendation, along with a graphic that tells diners to touch their mask as little as possible.
Newsom has served as California’s 40th governor since January of 2019 and has implemented a variety of laws that have outraged conservatives. Last month, he signed legislation to put male inmates into female prisons if they identify as female.
His mask recommendation has elicited a variety of negative responses on Twitter.
While Alaska does not mandate masks, some communities, such as Anchorage and Juneau, do require masks to be worn indoors when in public.
The Juneau mask mandate includes restaurants, except for when diners are eating or drinking, but do not go as far as the Newsom recommendation to put a mask on while chewing food.
Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz’ mandate states, “All individuals must wear masks or cloth face coverings over their noses and mouths when they are indoors in public settings or communal spaces outside the home.”
The Berkowitz mandate also limits indoor gatherings to fewer than 30. Some of the Berkowitz mandates are being ignored by the public, although mask usage is widespread.
Canada’s top doctor has taken the mask advice a step further — into the bedroom. Dr. Theresa Tam wrote that sexual activity with the lowest risk “involves yourself alone.”
“Sex can be complicated in the time of COVID-19, especially for those without an intimate partner in their household or whose sexual partner is at higher risk for COVID-19,” she wrote. “Like other activities during COVID-19 that involve physical closeness, there are some things you can do to minimize the risk of getting infected and spreading the virus.”
Tam said sexual encounters outside one’s immediate social bubble should skip the kissing and avoid face-to-face contact and “consider wearing a mask that covers the nose and mouth.”