Covid Safety Versus the California economy

  • [illustration by Centers For Disease Control]

    [illustration by Centers For Disease Control]

What does a $54 billion deficit mean for schools, plus state, county and personal recovery?

By Patric Hedlund with Marcy Axness, TME

Kern County said Tuesday that it has a $25 million pot of funds from the U.S. CARES Act to distribute to small businesses. Applications will begin by May 26, through four “locally based lenders,” including Valley Republic Bank, Mission Bank, Valley Strong Credit Union and AltaOne Credit Union, according to District 2 Supervisor Zack Scrivner’s office. [Story udated May 26,2020]

This is happening just as the magnitude of the pandemic’s damage to California’s economy is forcing a rush to reopening here and in every other state in the nation—as governors nationwide are backpedaling on re-opening criteria. They are also slow-walking implementation of Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines, belatedly released on their website last weekend, May 16.

Recall Our Journey

Trillions of microscopic strips of gift-wrapped viral RNA arrived as a New Year’s present to our nation this year—though we didn’t know it at …(please see below to view full stories and photographs)

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This is part of the May 22, 2020 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.

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