novel coronavirusSix counties in the San Francisco Bay Area issued ‘shelter in place’ orders today due to the coronavirus, restricting travel to grocery stores, pharmacies and picking up restaurant take-out. It could be a template for what's next across California.

Story by Chris Nichols.

(Photo: In this image from a scanning electron microscope, the new coronavirus is in orange - NIAID-RML)



childcare scThousands of school-aged children will be home and in need of supervision as schools close for at least two weeks. Parents are looking for child care, while substitute teachers and other part-time workers are worried about making ends meet.

Story by Sammy Caiola.

(Photo: At Tumblebuddies dance and gymnastics center in Sacramento owner Linsey Beaver sings a goodbye song with students. The center taught classes throughout the weekend, though many of the region's museums, zoos and children's programs were canceled - Sammy Caiola / CapRadio)



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    California Update for Wednesday, March 25, 2020

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    California Update for Tuesday, March 24, 2020

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  • Mar 19, 2020

    California Update for Friday, March 20, 2020

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    California Update for Thursday, March 19, 2020

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  • Mar 15, 2020

    California Update for Monday, March 16, 2020

    Governor Newsom announces sweeping measures to fight coronavirus, including orders for bars, wineries and nightclubs to close and asking seniors to…
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    California Update for Friday, March 13, 2020

    Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order Thursday to limit large gatherings and create other measures to slow the spread of the coronavirus.…
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    California Update for Thursday, March 12, 2020

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    California Update for Wednesday, March 11, 2020

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