‘Our Luck May Have Run Out’: California’s Case Count Explodes
Mr. Newsom localized the reopening process, allowing counties to move at different speeds, repeatedly declaring that “localism is determinative,” and vowing to collaborate with county governments, not issue orders. Church congregations were allowed to meet with restrictions.
Advocates for reopening like Ms. Dhillon felt vindicated.
“I feel that our lawsuits were responsible for large sectors of California’s economy opening up much sooner than the governor originally intended,” she said, adding that she fielded countless calls from business owners. “People are absolutely devastated.”
But Mr. Newsom was also criticized by those who worried the state was reopening too quickly.
Dr. Sara Cody, the chief health officer of Santa Clara County and the architect of the Bay Area’s…