Knock it off Gina! RI's economy and small businesses are suffering.

Knock it off Gina! RI's economy and small businesses are suffering.

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Jessica Pelcher started this petition to Governor Gina M. Raimondo

In March Gina Raimondo created an executive order, that masks were mandatory, businesses had to close early as well as adopting unnecessary requirements to either stay open or reopen if they chose to. She has continually extended this executive order, yet she seems to be excluded from these rules.

People were unable to go to hospitals with their loved ones. Funerals were cancelled as well as religious services and visitation to nursing homes. People had loved ones pass away and couldn't even say goodbye, yet Gina was protesting without a mask downtown Providence. 

Summer events were cancelled, due to her orders.

Schools have children quarantined in pods, and are being forced to wear masks all day. Children need social interaction and the amount of time spent social distancing and working on computers all day has really taken its toll. 

Suicide rates are on the rise, along with depression and anxiety. Parents can't work for fear that their children who do attend school will be subjected to COVID-19 tests and are being called to pick up their children with the sign of a sniffle. Not only is it flu season but it's also allergy season as well. Not everyone with a cough is actually sick. It's excessive and a complete abuse of her power and our rights.

We are now in October, and still Gina insists on abusing her power and conveniently extended her 'mask mandate' until the end of October. All of this panic for a virus with a 99.89% recovery rate. The CDC has stated this several times now. 

As of today 5 other states lifted all COVID-19 restrictions allowing life to go on as usual.

Let's not forget to address the ridiculous 'rules' she has created making it nearly impossible for small businesses to conduct daily tasks.

I'm asking that the state reopen allowing people to return to normal everyday life. If people choose to wear a mask because it makes them feel better then so be it. However COVID-19 is not a death sentence, but a convenient political ploy right before the election. 

Please stop this madness!!!

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