California health officials face challenges in tracking COVID-19 infections in protest crowds

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California health officials so far report only a few people who attended protests against police brutality have tested positive for the coronavirus but already they are seeing the futility in trying to track down all in the crowds who could have been infected by them.

California was the first state to impose a stay-at-home order and in recent weeks has accelerated the pace of reopening the economy and loosening restrictions on where people can go. The state’s rollback plans were laid with the idea there wouldn’t yet be large crowds but after the Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd thousands of protesters have filled the streets in major cities and dozens of smaller locations had crowds above 100.

Many demonstrators didn’t practice physical distancing or wear masks — twin pillars of the fight to limit spread of the virus. On Thursday, California Gov. Gavin Newsom started requiring face coverings in most indoor settings and outdoors when distancing from others isn’t possible.

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