Giving individuals information and advice and leaving them to make informed choices would be better than government overreach that is not the best choice for many individuals.
I’m also doing everything in my power not to get sick… and I don’t need officials to dictate what that means. They don’t need to control my life. They need to give me their opinions so I can make independent determinations. The value of an expert is not to impart wisdom, but to give me enough knowledge to make informed choices. I get the sense that we are looking to experts now for revelations from god…— @MarkRPellegrino 
Individuals know their own circumstances, including whether they are at more risk from the coronavirus or from being unable to work, and should be allowed to act accordingly. The state’s role is to protect, and part of that is not putting in place barriers that stop people and organisations being able to react quickly to a situation.