Adult leisure entrepreneurs protest COVID-19 restrictions in Baltimore

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The adult entertainment industry is protesting the COVID-19 restrictions

Updated: 1:00 PM EST February 22, 2021

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JENNIFER: AS WE CONTINUE TO SEE CORONAVIRUS CASES DECREASING IN MARYLAND, the city of BALTIMORE will be ready to ease restrictions in the next week. BALTIMORE CITY CAN CONNECT US TO MORE, BRANDON SCOTT. WELCOME MAYOR. >> THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME. >> LET’S TALK ABOUT THE RELAXING RESTRICTIONS COMING ON MONDAY. >> LISTEN, WE SEE VERY GOOD NUMBERS IN THE CITY. We are cautiously optimistic. WE ARE REMOVING THE ONE-HOUR LIMIT FOR RESTAURANTS AND BARS. WE ALSO REMOVE – WE STOPPED AT A STRICT TEN-PERSON INDOOR GATHERING. THESE BORDERS WILL BE REMOVED AND CAPTURES MUST MATCH THE RELEVANT OCCUPATION DUE TO THE ROOM YOU ARE IN. We still have a maximum indoor capacity of 25%, outdoor dining will be another 50%. PEOPLE MUST HAVE AN ADVERTISEMENT AND UNSUBSCRIBE SHEET. GYM GLASSES WILL BE 25% OR TEN PEOPLE, WHICH IS LARGER. LIVING PERFORMANCES, SUCH AS PERFORMERS WEARING MASKS AND ORGANIZED SPORTS EVENTS SUCH AS UNIVERSITY, YOUTH RECREATION, CLINICS, YOU CAN REPEAT WITH GUIDELINES FOR RECREATION AND PARKS BUT WE DON’T – WE DON’T WANT THE PEOPLE TO TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO BE RECKLESS. WE STILL HAVE RESTRICTIONS THAT YOU KNOW, BUT THIS IS NO WAY FOLKS ARE RECKLESS. We have the lowest positivity rate in the state because we run our business and are responsible in the city. WE WANT THE PEOPLE TO CONTINUE BECAUSE WE KNOW THAT COVID-19 IS STILL KILLING PEOPLE IN OUR NEIGHBORHOODS. >> MR. MAYOR, TALK ABOUT THAT BECAUSE THE CITY’S POSITIVITY RATE IS ABOVE A FULL PERCENTAGE BELOW BALTIMORE COUNTY AND ALMOST HALF THE STATE POSITIVITY RATE. WHEN DO YOU SEE SIMPLE RESTRICTIONS ON RESTAURANTS AND ALLOW 50% INTERIOR CAPACITY? >> Well we’ll see. LISTEN, WE ARE LOSING – MAKING A LOT AT THIS TIME. WHAT HAPPENS IS WE MONITOR THE DATA FOR THE NEXT WEEKS TO SEE HOW SIMPLE RESTRICTIONS AFFECT POSITIVITY RATES AND OUR HOSPITAL RATES IF WE GO IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION. WE DO THINGS IN SAFE ORDER so we can show the way to have the least amount of incidents in our city. >> SOMEONE WANTED TO KNOW WHEN CHURCH PARTICIPATION COULD RISE TO 50%. Do you think this will go hand in hand with restaurant restrictions? >> I think it goes hand in hand with the data. It will go hand in hand with the data. BUT PEOPLE ARE CAREFUL TO COME BACK TO YOUR RELATIONSHIP AND FACILITIES IN A TRADITIONAL SENSE. I also know that I have spoken to many of our pastors and leaders in our churches, synagogues and mosques in the city that they are all also very careful and think about how to bring people back. BUT DO IT A SAFE WAY, GIVING PEOPLE VIRTUAL AND OTHER WAYS TO ENSURE YOU KEEP YOUR CONSTITUENCE HEALTHY. >> Much focus was placed on vaccine distribution. How do you feel in the city? >> SALES WASN’T THE PROBLEM. We know where the problem is. We don’t have enough vaccine here in the state or in the country. YOU KNOW I HAVE FRUSTRATION. COUNTY EXECUTIVES FROM THE STATE ABOUT HOW THE ROLL JOUD HAPPENED IN MARYLAND. We have asked for the ability to see how far ahead we are. We got that. We had problems with the state’s PREP-MOD system, which basically was [INDISCERNIBLE] HOW IT WORKED. WE RECEIVE CHANGES AND VERY HOPE FRIENDLY AND ENJOY WITH THE FOCUSED INHERITANCE OF THE PRESIDENT BIDEN AND THE VICE PRESIDENT. I was on the call with Vice President HARRIS last week. YOU ARE LOOKING TO GET MORE VACCINE AND HELP CITIES THAT YOU KNOW ARE FIGHTING ABOUT CORONAVIRUS, AND WE ARE NO HOPE TOO. JENNIFER: IN BALTIMORE CITY THERE IS AN OUTREACH PROGRAM TO REACH SENIORS AND THE RESERVED POPULATION. HOW DO YOU THINK IT WORKS? >> THE MOBILE STRATEGY WAS GOOD. YOU CAN REACH PEOPLE. Number one here is that we don’t have enough vaccine. WE ARE NOT RECEIVING ENOUGH VACCINE TO GIVE AND THAT’S WHERE YOUR FOCUS NEEDS TO BE. BECAUSE WE CANNOT – WE CAN HAVE THE BIGGEST PARTNERSHIPS WITH OUR COMMUNITY GROUPS, WITH OUR HEALTH PARTNERS, WITH EVERYONE. BUT IF YOU DON’T HAVE THE SCOPE OF DELIVERY, IT’S NOT A MATTER. So we’ll keep pushing that. We’ll keep pushing the message as to why people need to get the vaccine. Most importantly, we continue to work to ensure that more vaccines get into the city through the mass vaccination sites here. We believe 50% of the people who receive vaccines should be from Baltimore, but also through the federal government, through the state to us so we can have better vaccine distribution in BAC in Nea The system is not equal . THAT’S WHAT WE’RE GOING TO PUSH FOR JENNIFER: BALTIMORE CITY IS SOON TO OPEN THE SECOND MASS VACCINATION WEBSITE TO OPEN THIS WEEK. What’s good about having the sides? It will be good when we have the delivery. >> WE KNOW THAT THE SUPPLY CHAIN ​​HAS BEEN AFFECTED BY THE WEATHER HAPPENED THIS WEEK? >> THE SOUTH. BUT WE MUST HAVE IT’S DELIVERED AND EVEN IF A BULK VAX WEBSITE IS IN BALTIMORE CITY, YOU SHOULD BE GRANTED 50% OF THESE CANS OF FOLKS LIVING IN BALTIMORE CITY AND I WILL DO THE SAME SAME FOR JURDY GEORGE AND PRINCE GEORGE’S GOOD. >> ORIOLES BEGIN SPRING TRAINING. OPENING DAY NOT TOO FAR. WHAT ARE SOME OF THE CONVERSATIONS THAT ENSURE THAT FANS MAY ENJOY SOME GAMES THIS SPRING? >> Well we’ll see. WE WILL SEE. We will talk to them. I know the idiots are going to talk to MLB first to see how the leg wants to deal with it first and then we’re going to make decisions and talk again about the science, data, where we are a city. THERE IS NOTHING MORE THAN I WANT TO SEE OUR ORIOLS TO BUILD OUR CELEBRITY. OPENING DAY HAPPENS ON MY BIRTHDAY THIS YEAR. We will be very responsible and make sure our team can play but also that we keep people healthy and safe, which is something I know the idioms A set

The adult entertainment industry is protesting the COVID-19 restrictions

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Updated: 1:00 PM EST February 22, 2021

Baltimore adult entertainment business owners protest COVID-19 restrictions requiring their businesses to continue closing. The owners referred to the mayor’s order, which went into effect Monday, saying that their stores should not be allowed to open while others are open. “This is a deeply unfair move from our point of view,” an unnamed spokesman for the owners of adult entertainment companies in Baltimore said in a statement released by the industry. “We’re deliberately geared towards staying closed. If you can open a gym or put on a stage show, you can open a gentleman’s club. There’s a different agenda at work here, and it’s very insensitive to the not insignificant number of people who make a living doing the adult entertainment industry. “The statement made reference to the workers, in addition to the entertainers who depend on the industry for survival, including cooks, bartenders, janitors, security guards, and contractors, a representative from the Ministry of Health the city of Baltimore said the city was following instructions from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Regarding the Transmission of COVID-19, saying the recommendations restrict “activities that bring people in close contact for long periods of time; activities that it is difficult to cover face and / or social dist to carry. Activities that take place indoors and / or in rooms with poor ventilation. “The indust My spokesman in the statement said:” This is a ridiculous and untenable position. Perhaps this person has never been to an adult facility. He could see that his concerns are pretty unfounded. ”

Baltimore adult entertainment business owners protest COVID-19 restrictions requiring their businesses to continue closing.

The owners drew attention to the mayor’s order, which went into effect Monday, saying their stores were not allowed to open while others were.

“This is a deeply unfair move from our point of view,” an unnamed spokesman for the owners of adult entertainment companies in Baltimore said in a statement released by the industry. “We’re deliberately geared towards staying closed. If you can open a gym or put on a stage show, you can open a gentleman’s club. There’s a different agenda at work here, and it’s very insensitive to the not insignificant number of people who make a living in the adult entertainment industry. “

The statement pointed to the workers, in addition to the animators who rely on the industry to survive, including cooks, bartenders, janitors, security guards and construction workers.

According to a representative with the City of Baltimore’s Department of Health, the city is following instructions from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regarding the transmission of COVID-19 and saying that the recommendations “limit activities that groups of people in close contact with for long periods of time bring “time; Activities that are difficult with face covering and / or social distancing; Activities that take place indoors and / or in rooms with poor ventilation. “

The industry spokesperson in the statement said, “This is a ridiculous and untenable position. Perhaps this person has never been to an adult establishment. He could see his concerns are pretty unfounded.”