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The Santa Cruz Police Department on Sunday announced its intention to actively enforce the city’s shelter-in-place order when officers sees businesses or groups of people in violation.
The department says it generally relies on warnings, but is prepared to issue citations if it sees non-essential businesses violating the public health order to close or people outdoors in groups.
“We do not take this enforcement stance lightly,” the department said in a news release. “The COVID-19 pandemic is a serious community health threat, and the Public Health Order is enforceable.”