Los Angeles County has, apparently, decided that its lockdown orders will stay in place “with all certainty” for the next three months. Yes, three months.
Public Health Director, Barbara Ferrer said:
“Based on all of the data that we’re looking at … we know with all certainty that we’ll be extending health officer orders for the next three months.”
Governor, Gavin Newsom, who has come under fire for his deal with China, using Covid-19 stimulus money, announced that he’s changing some of the rules for the stay at home orders in certain counties.
California State University decided it was to cancel its fall semester for in-person classes. This cancellation includes 23 campuses. Yet we haven't seen college students dying from Covid-19. There may have been a handful but by and large they are a group that's not 'at-risk'.
There will be some exceptions to the rule, at CSU, but it will focus on delivery of virtual courses with a very limited in-person teaching approach to courses that require hands-on training for keeping students on pace with their degree.
What will the effect on businesses be? Small business owners must be reeling by now at the restrictions on their ability to provide for their employees and families.
We've already seen protests in CA, particularly in Huntington Beach, that says people are growing tired of government telling them what to do. Will we be seeing more of that as this lockdown extends another 3 months?