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A rural California county has become the first to permit nonessential businesses to reopen and allow diners in restaurants, defying Gov. Gavin Newsom’s continuing statewide orders barring such moves during the coronavirus pandemic. Modoc County is “moving forward with our reopening plan,” Heather Hadwick ,the county deputy director of emergency services, wrote in an email to The Associated Press. She said the county of about 9,000 in the state’s far northeast corner next to Oregon has had no COVID-19 cases. Hadwick said the county had not heard back from the governor about its reopening plan, but asserted it aligns with Newsom’s indicators for reopening. Schools were not opening Friday, but it was an option for districts that can accommodate preventative measures, she said.
California County Defies Shutdown Order, Allows Businesses To Reopen https://t.co/7dsvBjKn9J— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) May 2, 2020