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Sen. Glazer calls for a second lockdown for most of California

Local reopening variances would be excluded under legislator's proposal

Tri-Valley State Sen. Steve Glazer (D-Orinda) is leaning on Gov. Gavin Newsom to enact another shelter-in-place policy for most parts of California until the COVID-19 virus is under control, including a mandatory two-week quarantine for certain individuals.

During a virtual press conference last week, Glazer unveiled his proposal for a set of new restrictions that he said are necessary to keep the virus from spreading out of control, and also "to support vulnerable people while setting transparent metrics for reopening the economy."

“With this crisis on the verge of spiraling out of control, the only question we should be asking is, what will it take to lower infection rates?” Glazer said. “At this point, we have no choice but to take tough measures, while we simultaneously act to help those in need. Our lives and our livelihood depend on us to move forward as Californians unified against this deadly virus.”

Following Newsom's announcement that the state's rising caseload demands limited interaction to contain the spread, Glazer said time is of the essence and that the state's current policies are hurting its own attempts to protect public health and invigorate the economy.

“We can’t wait another four to six weeks to see if the measures now in place will do the job,” Glazer said. “If they don’t, the virus will be completely out of control. We need to act now to ensure that doesn’t happen.”

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“More people are getting sick, more people are dying, and people won’t shop or invest until it’s safe to do so,” he added. “We need to control the virus in order to restart the economy.”

Glazer suggested measures that include renewing shelter-in-place orders for counties with positive test rates of greater than 2% over a 14-day period, and requiring residents to stay home except for essential work, essential shopping, or to seek medical care.

During that time, grocery stores over a certain size would need to provide curbside pick-up of orders placed online, and meal delivery programs for seniors and other vulnerable residents would be expanded. Unemployment or direct assistance would also be increased for affected workers.

Counties under shelter-in-place orders could not reopen using a process that grants local variances to the statewide order, and a 14-day quarantine period would apply for anyone entering the state from another state or country with a positive test rate of greater than 2%, including California residents. The rule would also apply to anyone entering the state from anywhere that does not report its positive test rate on a daily basis.

A county that falls below the 2% threshold would be required to continue sheltering "if it is adjacent to or in the same Metropolitan Area as a county with a rate greater than 2 percent." Restrictions would be lifted in phases "when thresholds are met on positive test rates; and when sufficient testing and sufficient contact tracing standards are met."

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Sen. Glazer calls for a second lockdown for most of California

Local reopening variances would be excluded under legislator's proposal

by / Pleasanton Weekly

Uploaded: Mon, Jul 27, 2020, 8:19 pm

Tri-Valley State Sen. Steve Glazer (D-Orinda) is leaning on Gov. Gavin Newsom to enact another shelter-in-place policy for most parts of California until the COVID-19 virus is under control, including a mandatory two-week quarantine for certain individuals.

During a virtual press conference last week, Glazer unveiled his proposal for a set of new restrictions that he said are necessary to keep the virus from spreading out of control, and also "to support vulnerable people while setting transparent metrics for reopening the economy."

“With this crisis on the verge of spiraling out of control, the only question we should be asking is, what will it take to lower infection rates?” Glazer said. “At this point, we have no choice but to take tough measures, while we simultaneously act to help those in need. Our lives and our livelihood depend on us to move forward as Californians unified against this deadly virus.”

Following Newsom's announcement that the state's rising caseload demands limited interaction to contain the spread, Glazer said time is of the essence and that the state's current policies are hurting its own attempts to protect public health and invigorate the economy.

“We can’t wait another four to six weeks to see if the measures now in place will do the job,” Glazer said. “If they don’t, the virus will be completely out of control. We need to act now to ensure that doesn’t happen.”

“More people are getting sick, more people are dying, and people won’t shop or invest until it’s safe to do so,” he added. “We need to control the virus in order to restart the economy.”

Glazer suggested measures that include renewing shelter-in-place orders for counties with positive test rates of greater than 2% over a 14-day period, and requiring residents to stay home except for essential work, essential shopping, or to seek medical care.

During that time, grocery stores over a certain size would need to provide curbside pick-up of orders placed online, and meal delivery programs for seniors and other vulnerable residents would be expanded. Unemployment or direct assistance would also be increased for affected workers.

Counties under shelter-in-place orders could not reopen using a process that grants local variances to the statewide order, and a 14-day quarantine period would apply for anyone entering the state from another state or country with a positive test rate of greater than 2%, including California residents. The rule would also apply to anyone entering the state from anywhere that does not report its positive test rate on a daily basis.

A county that falls below the 2% threshold would be required to continue sheltering "if it is adjacent to or in the same Metropolitan Area as a county with a rate greater than 2 percent." Restrictions would be lifted in phases "when thresholds are met on positive test rates; and when sufficient testing and sufficient contact tracing standards are met."

Comments

Jake Waters
Birdland
on Jul 27, 2020 at 9:16 pm
Jake Waters, Birdland
on Jul 27, 2020 at 9:16 pm
37 people like this

This is ‘The Maddening Of The Crowds.’ The Democrats need to be stopped for their misreporting of data, fear-mongering, and outright intent to affect the election. This is political- plain and simple. Not one of these Democrats, to include Gavin Newsom, is making any claims of denouncing the riots and demonstrations, where they are not wearing masks or social distancing, but instead they punish us. They are destroying this state. My God, it needs to stop.


Olorin
Val Vista
on Jul 28, 2020 at 8:05 am
Olorin, Val Vista
on Jul 28, 2020 at 8:05 am
26 people like this

This stopped being a pandemic long ago...it is now a "politicodemic"


Rich Buckley
Livermore
on Jul 28, 2020 at 9:32 am
Rich Buckley, Livermore
on Jul 28, 2020 at 9:32 am
4 people like this

I think I will send this to Sen. Glazer's office in hopes he might actually view it:

THE DEBATE OF THE DECADE

Kennedy Jr. Vs Dershowitz on Face Masks, Vaccines and "Mandatory"


Rich Buckley
Livermore
on Jul 28, 2020 at 9:43 am
Rich Buckley, Livermore
on Jul 28, 2020 at 9:43 am
4 people like this

So I sent it to his office. His office is impressive in that he is one of the few people who list their direct email: [email protected] without a filter.

----------------- as sent ------------------------------------
I'm hoping you will watch this before you drive over your cliff:

THE DEBATE OF THE DECADE Kennedy Jr. Vs Dershowitz on Face Masks, Vaccines and "Mandatory"
Web Link

Schooling Dershowitz is not an easy task, yet Kenney Jr seems to break through on one of the most influential minds in the country (Dershowitz).

There seem to be important lessons in here for you to ponder.


BobB
Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 28, 2020 at 10:32 am
BobB, Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 28, 2020 at 10:32 am
16 people like this

It is sad to see this disease being politicized. People on the left should have spoken out against demonstrations that weren't socially distancing or wearing masks. People on the right should stay away from crazy miracle cures and conspiracy theories.

It's also sad to see anti-vaxxers posting here. I hope you really don't believe that nonsense. Vaccines don't cause autism.


Jake Waters
Birdland
on Jul 28, 2020 at 10:38 am
Jake Waters, Birdland
on Jul 28, 2020 at 10:38 am
2 people like this

@Rich Buckley

Thank you for the Link Rich, I plan on watching this with my wife and will comment later. Though I differ in political views with them, I have listened to their opinions regarding a number of issues, where at times I have found some common ground.


Jake Waters
Birdland
on Jul 28, 2020 at 10:45 am
Jake Waters, Birdland
on Jul 28, 2020 at 10:45 am
3 people like this

@BobB

Sorry BobB, I didn't notice your comment pushing the same old repetitive mantra. I see you are still stuck on autism. Is there a connection with you?


Buck
Foothill Farms
on Jul 28, 2020 at 10:53 am
Buck, Foothill Farms
on Jul 28, 2020 at 10:53 am
18 people like this

During the protests, rioting and looting I thought the Covid-19 pandemic was over. What happened? After the politicians shirked their responsibility to protect civil peace then, they now want to move on to some more malfeasance by demonstrating their total ignorance of economic life.[Interestingly, coming from people who were never in danger of losing their jobs or businesses.]

Last week in the entire U.S. population of over 330 million people there had been a total of 30 children under the age of 15 who had died from Covid-19. Putting that number into perspective, in a typical year 190 children die from the flu, 436 from suicide, 625 are murdered and 4,114 from accidental deaths from drowning. Most of the deaths are in 65+ age category, yet we want to close down schools and businesses and devastate our economy causing much more collateral damage than Covid-19 every will. Sorry, but this makes no sense.


Charlie
Amador Estates
on Jul 28, 2020 at 11:06 am
Charlie, Amador Estates
on Jul 28, 2020 at 11:06 am
22 people like this

Looks to me from the news over the weekend is that the only place that needs a lock down is Oakland and quarantining anybody from other cities who travel there to participate in the violent, anti federal government protests.



BobB
Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 28, 2020 at 12:09 pm
BobB, Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 28, 2020 at 12:09 pm
20 people like this

@Jake Waters,

Vaccinate your children. Stay away from the weird conspiracy theory websites. Those miracle cures don't work. They are just fraud.

Wear a mask. Practice social distancing. Get a flu shot.

The United States is really an embarrassment to the world. So many countries got this virus under control. We screwed up royally.


Olorin
Val Vista
on Jul 28, 2020 at 8:29 pm
Olorin, Val Vista
on Jul 28, 2020 at 8:29 pm
20 people like this

"We screwed up royally"... when the dems decided to use this as a political weapon against the President. Keep it going with lies so that they can push mail in voting in Nov. Remember, it's not who votes, but who counts the votes. If masks work, then why didn't they give them to the inmates at the start instead of releasing them from prison?
Make sure that the churches stay closed, but say nothing about a surge because THE RIOTERS RAN AMOCK because they have the right to. Hypocrisy on parade.


Jake Waters
Birdland
on Jul 28, 2020 at 10:56 pm
Jake Waters , Birdland
on Jul 28, 2020 at 10:56 pm
4 people like this

@Rich Buckley: excellent recommendation on the debate- Kennedy Jr. Vs Dershowitz on Face Masks, Vaccines and "Mandatory.” It was informative and smart. I suggest others view it as well. I’m surprised YouTube would allow it to remain on their platform with the way they (Google) are silencing free speech particularly from conservatives and anyone that disagrees with liberals.

@BobB: you need to view this debate. I don’t take flu vaccines and we didn’t allow our children to be subjected vaccinations in childhood. You really do a disservice with your mindless repetitive nonsense.


Stop
Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 29, 2020 at 7:26 am
Stop, Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 29, 2020 at 7:26 am
19 people like this

Glazer is insane. The evil Democrats HAVE to be stopped before they kill all our jobs and freedoms.


BobB
Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 29, 2020 at 8:10 am
BobB, Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 29, 2020 at 8:10 am
8 people like this

@Jake Waters,

Get a flu shot. Wear a mask. Vaccinate your children. Don't take medical advice from lawyers or quacks.


dknute
Golden Eagle
on Jul 29, 2020 at 9:49 am
dknute, Golden Eagle
on Jul 29, 2020 at 9:49 am
13 people like this

We are peeing into the wind. Unless or until this state’s voters wake up and realize that the only thing the Elected Dems in this state hasn’t ruined is the lovely weather. The weather in fact is the only thing keeping a lot of people here. I just wonder how much in tax increases the dem voter will stand before they realize things could be so much better with real jobs here for real people.


Pleasanton Parent
Pleasanton Meadows
on Jul 31, 2020 at 9:14 am
Pleasanton Parent , Pleasanton Meadows
on Jul 31, 2020 at 9:14 am
Like this comment

I don’t like Newsom, Glazer is worth listening to, doesn’t mean you have to agree with everything he says or proposes, but I think he’s one of the more moderate politicians.



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