SANTA CLARITA - Statement from Assemblywoman-Elect Suzette Valladares regarding the Governor's recent announcement of a secondary business and school lockdown. "Californians have done an amazing job responding to this pandemic and protecting its most vulnerable residents. The Governor and public health officials have repeatedly cited family gatherings as one of the main causes of the increase in COVID-19 cases. Despite these statements, the Governor continues to punish workers and small business owners without providing any real contact-tracing data that would…
“Knowing that those in our restaurant industry will be unemployed, I’m really eager to get phone lines open and emails open to help our community,” she said, adding that among her priorities include looking at ways to safely reopen businesses and schools and “(asking) the tough questions, looking at long-term consequences” of what a full closure could do to communities.