Fresno starts the new shelter-in-place order today that extends to May 31st. This new order also comes with a requirement that everyone who goes out into the public must wear a mask. While we are loosening measures slightly and allowing some important businesses to open their doors, most on a limited and restricted basis, there is an added emphasis on containing the spread and hoping for the best. I’m not sure we should be loosening any restrictions on businesses at all because it’s clear no one has a handle on exactly where we are in this pandemic. The only thing worse than the economy continuing to crash is opening things up too soon and getting hit with a second wave of COVID-19 infections in a month or two. How in the hell do we recover from that?
Here is the press conference Mayor Lee Brand held regarding this new shelter-in-place chapter we all have to endure.