Education/Engagement/Enforcement Plan Intended to Boost COVID Compliance

By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)– Intensifying its efforts to combat COVID-19 and diminish spread of the coronavirus, the County has launched its COVID-19 Compliance Education/Engagement/Enforcement (EEE) Plan in coordination with local cities. It is designed to encourage compliance with federal, state and County public health mandates.

“Our primary emphasis is on educating high-risk businesses about the critical need to comply with these directives, while offering guidance to assist them in these efforts,” said Board of Supervisors Chairman Curt Hagman. “We prefer to avoid punitive actions but will have no other choice if businesses continue to disregard public health ordinances.”

The County Fire Marshal and County Environmental Health Services Division will field a team of 30 inspectors who will be tasked with visiting businesses, confirm reported violations, and offer assistance to help them come into compliance. Businesses that continue to operate while ignoring public health requirements will be reported to the state Strike Team and/or local authorities for follow-up. Business owners or residents interested in reviewing the details can find a PDF of the EEE Plan on this webpage within the County’s COVID-19 website.

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