Board backs plan to promote expedited reopening of economic sectors

PAUL J. YOUNG City News Service RIVERSIDE (CNS) - The Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 Tuesday, Oct. 6 in favor of a self-directed public health deregulation plan that provides avenues for Riverside County economic sectors to reopen, but adheres to state guidelines on coronavirus mitigation and requires working with the California Department of Public Health on criteria for safely reopening some venues. "We're not fully open today,'' said Supervisor Karen Spiegel, who joined Kevin Jeffries, Manuel Perez and Chuck Washington in voting for the plan. "We're still going right along with the state (on health safety measures).'' The key difference between the county plan and Gov. Gavin Newsom's color-coded tiered system is that the county will no longer recognize a specific formula that qualif
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