California Riverside County

Coronavirus Controversies in Southern California

Riverside County’s death and infection toll is currently updated during the work week only. Riverside County supervisors have requested a relaxation of safety guidelines at the state level. Specifically, the supervisors are calling for a switching to federal CDC guidelines that have themselves been more optimized for economic restart and not health.

Riverside County Supervisors meeting on May 5, 2020

One of the first orders early this month was to remove the obligatory facial covering order. The facemask law came under fire after many radicals protested the county supervisors meeting in Riverside, California. Unfortunately, the widely held view is that facial coverings collectively worn would greatly reduce the spread of the still untreatable virus.

Politics is taking precedence over health concerns in many places. We will continue to cover the issues at the local and regional level. Stay safe, SOCAL!

By Ricardo Lezama

Learn more about me in my website, but if you must know, I am a computational linguist through industry work and write about things that affect Chicano/Mexican community everywhere.

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