UC Irvine economist Ami Glazer said legislators should’ve thought about incentive programs for businesses and people, which could spur more people to follow public health guidelines while potentially preventing the regional stay-home order. “Say we pay people $50 a week to test negative — so now they have an incentive to not congregate, not go to bars,” Glazer said in a Monday phone interview. Glazer said an incentive program could work for employers, encouraging them to limit indoor operations and strictly follow health measures. The subsidy would also encourage more testing, which public health experts say is critical to helping combat the spread. 

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