Ashley Bautista from Ventura is saying health officer misspoke, but of course he DOES have the authority to force removals if he wants

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“So people were feeling like Dr. Levin was saying that the county is going to rip people out of their houses, and that’s just not the case,” she said.

Bautista explained that people who test positive for COVID-19 “are given guidance, and if they can’t safely isolate, and they want a safe place to stay to protect their family, we have alternative options.”

No one has been forced to isolate, she said.

“But, of course, legally speaking, a public health officer has the authority to do that.”

Bautista said Levin “has not done that, nor does he recommend doing that.”

“It’s completely optional.”

Amendment IV

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”




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