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Some changes as Contra Costa County adopts state restrictions for coronavirus blueprint

Original post made on Sep 16, 2020

Most regulations were already closely aligned with state policies; however, county officials say the move simplifies the plan for reducing the spread of COVID-19 and will allow for the reopening of some businesses previously closed...

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Posted by Darlene G
a resident of Alamo
on Sep 16, 2020 at 9:37 am

Darlene G is a registered user.

I feel the county and the state have done so much damage with the extreme covid restrictions. More sensible protective measures could have been used, while offering those at risk- the elderly and those with compromised health- more protective guidelines.
People's mental and physical well being, people's jobs and businesses, have all been affected, and we are only starting to see the collateral damage to our economies. It has been said from the beginning by the medical profession that there is almost no risk to kids. So they should be in school. It's a terrible plan keeping them out of school- for all kinds of reasons. Teachers should wear masks and if they are still too afraid, they should go on leave.
None of the dire predictions by Newsom for CA have even come close to happening- 250,000 deaths and 25 million cases in the first 2 months, overrun of hospitals, and shortage of medical staff and respirators, and the need for him to buy $1 billion dollars of masks from China!!
Think about it. If covid is so contagious and deadly, then why didn't all the Costco workers and grocery store clerks who in the first 4-6 weeks worked without masks, gloves or plexiglass and interacted with 1000's of people each week, have massive outbreaks of the virus and large numbers of deaths? Never happened.
Common sense was left behind when decisions were made about covid restrictions.

Posted by Mark Lonergan
a resident of another community
on Sep 16, 2020 at 2:13 pm

Mark Lonergan is a registered user.

I agree the risk has been vastly exaggerated in Contra Costa County, and local officials have turned a blind eye to the damage being done to our economic security and our children. Re the latter, Contra Costa Health Services has the most restrictive requirements in the state for granting the waiver needed to get elementary school kids back in the school. They've imposed requirements that no other county has and which public school districts can't possibly meet (test every staff member every 2 months with 72 hour results, one teacher for every 14 kids). Then they keep changing the rules to discourage schools from applying. Chief Health Officer Dr. Farnitano (predicted 14,000 deaths, we have 192) and Director Anna Roth need to go, but our only option is to replace the entire Board of Supervisors who have abdicated their responsibility to balance risks. Thank goodness the San Ramon Valley Unified School district cares enough about our kids to take on the faceless bureaucrats in Martinez--they voted last night to pursue the waiver in the face of stubborn opposition from CCHS!

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