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 LAKE COUNTY, CA (December 15, 2020) – The COVID-19 pandemic has tested every fiber of our social fabric.


In 2020, we endured much of society shutting down.  Some believed governments should have taken swifter and even more significant action to save lives.  Others fought to preserve freedoms and keep the doors of their businesses open.  All around, people faced profound hardship.


County leaders and the Board of Supervisors were charged with representing people on all sides of a growing number of divides, as the winds of change swirled with unprecedented force.  Answers weren’t always clear as we wrestled with fundamental questions: How do we balance health and economic risks?  How do we ensure every voice is heard at this critical moment?


“Since March, we have answered those questions and more, and we are still here,” said Moke Simon, Chair of the Lake County Board of Supervisors.  “All the frustrations, the life-changing moments that have happened so differently this year – they have shown us a lot about ourselves.  There is a strength inside every one of us that will not be torn down.”


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