Santa Clara Health Officer Says California’s Reopening is Moving Too Fast

The architect of America’s first stay-at-home order issued during the COVID-19 pandemic has issued a warning to California. Santa Clara County Health Officer Dr. Sara Cody believes the state is moving too far, too quickly to resume normal activities like church services amid the ongoing pandemic.

California’s guidelines limit houses of worship to 25% regular capacity or 100 people, whichever is smaller. But Dr. Cody thinks 100 people worshipping indoors is still a potential powder keg.

“The state has shifted away from the stay-at-home model and has made significant modifications with increasing frequency,” Cody said (Los Angeles Times). “The pace at which the state has made these modifications is concerning to me.”

Once a restriction is lifted, it’s best to wait 21 days before moving any further, Dr. Cody added. California is moving much quicker than that.