On Friday, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced the next steps in easing stay-at-home orders, as well as the criteria that retail stores and workplaces must meet before being allowed to reopen. He also stated that all county officials must be able to prove to the state that they have enough testing and hospital capacity to move forward, as well as proof that their county has isolated anyone who tested positive for the virus.
“We’re moving forward but we’re doing it, always, with an eye being led by the data, by the science, by public health,” Newsom said.
But some local officials argue that a few of those requirements are close to impossible, and could keep their counties from being able to lift the stay-at-home restrictions.
Assemblyman Jordan Cunningham (R-Templeon) says that being forced to increase coronavirus testing will only increase the potential of more positives cases, therefore keeping those counties from meeting the qualifications needed to ease their stay-at-home orders from the state.
“When you go out and test people, you’re always going to get more positive cases,” Cunningham said. “The mere act of doing that is going to disqualify you from reopening. That doesn’t make any sense. I don’t think that that’s good for public health.”
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