Riverside County Lifts Restrictions After 7 Hours Of Debate

Riverside County is the second highest county in the state for coronavirus cases and had been very strict with restrictions to help "flatten the curve". On Friday, after 7 hours of debate, the Board of Supervisors voted to lift many of those restrictions.

What does that mean?

Here’s what’s different according to KTLA:
While the county was previously mandating face coverings, they are now “strongly recommended” starting Saturday, mirroring the state’s guidelines on facial coverings.
Social distancing is now also recommended “whenever practical and within reason,” whereas before the practice was required to curb the spread of the coronavirus, authorities said in a news release.
Riverside County had previously placed limits on short-term rentals, only allowing the homeless, essential workers and those who need to self-isolate or quarantine to seek the lodging.

You can view the full amended county health order here.

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