RIVERSIDE (CNS) - Riverside County residents and several supervisors Tuesday, Sept. 15 expressed contempt for the coronavirus-related public health regulations keeping many businesses closed, suggesting that open defiance of the governor and California Department of Public Health may be an option.
"We shut down our lifestyle, shut down our businesses,'' Supervisor Jeff Hewitt said. "Now we're in a weird area. Maybe defying the governor or regulations ... may not be so strange in the future.''
Nearly 30 people spent an hour in the board chamber in downtown Riverside, alternately decrying the state's ongoing public health restrictions or calling on the supervisors to end the local public health emergency declared in March because of COVID-19, and thereafter ignore the state's actions.