If a criminal prosecution is sought, though, a school employee or a student — including those in kindergarten — could face a class B misdemeanor. That is the standard for any violation of a public health order, Lehnardt added. And it can be punished with a sentence of up to six months in jail and a fine of up to $1,000. That is the same level of charge, for example, as a first offense for driving drunk.
The revelation is only one in a recent series of stumbles by the governor since the coronavirus pandemic began... The governor’s failure to contain the resurgence of cases was blamed on a data error that caused a backlog of nearly 300,000 virus test results. “The buck stops with me, I’m accountable,” he said.
Newsom also came under fire recently after Sacramento’s KOVR discovered that PlumpJack... which Newsom is the founder and partial owner, was open through early July – months after the governor had ordered all non-essential business closed in March. The company was also found to have received a loan of $150,000 ro $350,000 from the Paycheck Protection Program...
Costa on Thursday suggested that Obama's speech Wednesday at the convention, which he called an "historic rebuke" of President Trump, might serve as a siren call for Democrats looking with nostalgia to Obama's two terms, from 2008-2018.