Six weeks ago California Governor Gavin Newsom ordered residents of California to “Shelter-in-Place” to flatten the COVID-19 curve. But, the Governor left it up to each county across the state to interpret and enforce that mandate in their respective area. That led to a piecemeal approach: Beaches from San Diego to San Clemente closed (on different dates no less), Orange County stayed open, Los Angeles closed, etc. And the same happened up north from Santa Barbara to San Francisco.
After a month of confusion and uncertainty, many places decided to ease restrictions in the last week or so, allowing people to surf, swim, run, etc., and signaling a slow return to normalcy just in time for summer.
That was the hope for many, anyway.
As reported by most major news…