Ghaly urged people to wear face coverings, maintain physical distancing, avoid mixing with others, get a flu shot and to “use good judgment.”
Nail salons in California were given the green light to reopen indoor operations on Tuesday, according to State Health Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly.
Anyone who files new claims until Oct. 5 will be asked to provide contact information so the Employment Development Department can reach out after the two weeks is over. Californians who are already in the unemployment system are not expected to see an interruption in their payments during the two-week period.
A tally by Johns Hopkins University put California’s death toll at 15,026, the fourth highest in the country.
Sen. Jerry Hill's SB 1159 would expand workers' compensation law to define "injury" to include illness or death resulting from the 2019 novel coronavirus disease under specified circumstances, until Jan. 1, 2023.
Grace Community Church in Sun Valley held a packed morning service Sunday, defying a court order directing them to refrain from holding indoor services due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The system was among the first large American universities to announce in May that most classes this fall would be online because of the pandemic. Now, less than 10% of courses like labs and other hands-on classes are being taught in person, and on-campus housing has been significantly reduced.
Test results now are available from laboratories within 1.3 days on average, down from the five- to seven business days that officials commonly reported last month.
Shortfalls of medical N95 respirators — commonly referred to as N95 masks — and other protective gear started in March, when the pandemic hit New York.
The claim was brought by the children and mother of Daniel Ruiz, 61, one of at least 27 prisoners and staff who have died from COVID-19 at San Quentin. The family alleges that Ruiz was wrongfully and unconstitutionally killed.
Statewide, California’s infection rate has dropped steadily for weeks and now sits at 3.8% for the last seven days. Hospitalizations total about 3,100, the lowest since mid-June and down 24% in two weeks.
A total of 44% of businesses in California are feeling like they may soon be forced to close. "That's a jaw-dropping percentage," Newsom said.
California has distributed $77 billion in unemployment benefits and 12 million claims have been filed since March, which is more than any other state, indicating potential identity theft and fraud surrounding the state's Employment Development Dept.
The six are included among 11 employers cited statewide, in the food processing, meatpacking, health care, agriculture and retail industries.
Officials urged people to conserve electricity to ease strain on the state's power grid and to follow distancing and mask requirements when they hit recreational areas.
PG&E officials held nearly 300 meetings over the last year to tailor its resource centers to the needs of those most at risk of wildfires across the state while maintaining public safety.
Newsom said the website was launched in relation to a housing relief bill he signed Monday which halts evictions and foreclosures until February 2021.
Cristina Rendon reports.
As of Wednesday, 712,052 coronavirus cases have been confirmed across the state, including 13,163 deaths.
The pandemic has devastated California’s economy, causing millions of people to lose their jobs as the government ordered businesses to close for months to slow the spread of the disease.