Supervisor seeks to expedite lifting of public health lockdowns

RIVERSIDE (CNS) - Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Hewitt Tuesday, Sept. 22 will ask his colleagues to support a proposed two-month plan to lift all public health regulations that have locked down large swaths of the regional economy, resulting in thousands of job losses and other impacts that he said will be felt "for years to come.'' "The state's lack of clear guidelines has left thousands of people uncertain about their ability to pay bills and provide for their families,'' Hewitt said in his "COVID-19 Reopening Plan,'' posted to the Board of Supervisors' policy agenda. "The economic impacts are clear -- thousands of businesses and hundreds of thousands of jobs have been lost due to the shutdown of our economy,'' the supervisor said, referencing the region and state. "We will feel the
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