Now that the coronavirus curve has flattened, state and county officials can safely reopen in time for summer before any more economic damage is done. Doing so will allow employers and employees to earn a living and let customers enjoy the goods and services that their neighborhood small businesses provide.
Nearly half of the counties in the country haven’t experienced a single coronavirus death. Yet these safe areas are often beholden to state reopening timelines based on conditions in capital cities where the disease threat is far greater. Keeping these areas that have been relatively untouched by the coronavirus closed for business is a violation of residents’ basic civil liberties.
Read the full oped in the Los Angeles Daily News by Alfredo Ortiz, president and CEO of the Job Creators Network.