CEO: Counties reaching consensus on challenging state’s coronavirus mandates

RIVERSIDE (CNS) - Southern California counties are in general agreement about the need for adjustments in how the state is applying COVID-19 public health regulations, Riverside County Executive Officer George Johnson said Tuesday, Nov. 10, but a unified approach in addressing state mandates is not on the immediate horizon. "We settled on several key issues,'' Johnson told the Board of Supervisors during a discussion on coronavirus mitigation strategies. "The moving median testing target, we collectively all agreed, should be fixed.'' The California Department of Public Health, under Dr. Mark Ghaly, has been changing the testing target number on a monthly basis. In the first half of October, the threshold for large counties was 239.1 per 100,000 people. According to county Department of
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