SAN DIEGO COUNTY (INTELLIHUB) — County officials declared a public health emergency on Friday triggering the silent activation of local emergency pandemic preparedness and fatality response plans.
The heightened state of emergency authorizes certain law enforcement and military personnel the right to detain anyone suspected of being infected with COVID-19 or anyone who may have had contact with someone who was infected with the deadly virus.
This essentially means that if authorities ask an infected person or person suspected of being infected to be quarantined and that person does not want to be quarantined, symptoms or not, the use of force is authorized. The CDC refers to this hunter-seeker offensive action as “contact tracing,” LOL.
The infected or suspected infected will one way or another be detained and taken to a camp located at the nearest military facility authorized to contain the deadly COVID-19 strain.
Roughly 230 people are being held in forced quarantine at Marine Corps Station Miramar in San Diego and the U.S. Department of Defence on Wednesday tasked NORTHCOM with a directive to “respond to and mitigate biological threats.” (i.e. any person or persons deemed to be infected or dangerous.)
The quarantine is expected to end next week but may be extended for 30 days, according to ABC 10.
Preparedness is happening on a local, state, and national level as the situation is anticipated to escalate in the coming days.
County health officer Wilma Wooten said in a statement: “Let us be clear, this does not mean there is any increased risk to the general public, in fact it is quite the opposite.” However, her words of encouragement do not seem to reassure residents who fear the worst.
Two patients infected with the COVID-19 are currently being treated at UC San Diego Medical Center, Hillcrest.
So what does this all mean?
In a nutshell, silent martial law has been activated. From here on out locals will only see an increased military and law enforcement presence in the region.
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