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Newsom orders Californians to wear masks in most indoor spaces

Newsom orders Californians to wear masks in most indoor spaces

By PHIL WILLON SACRAMENTO, Calif. —  Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday ordered all Californians to wear face coverings while in public or high-risk settings, including when shopping, taking public transit or seeking medical care, following growing concerns that an increase in coronavirus cases has been caused by residents failing to voluntarily take that precaution. Newsom’s order […]

California is rapidly speeding up the reopening of the economy. Here’s what it means

California is rapidly speeding up the reopening of the economy. Here’s what it means

By TARYN LUNA,  PHIL WILLON, MAURA DOLAN, JOHN MYERS SACRAMENTO —  Gov. Gavin Newsom has eased some of California’s requirements for reopening businesses. The rules will make it easier for counties to restart the economy, but it still likely means that regions hit hardest by the coronavirus will open more slowly. Why the change? Newsom pointed to progress, including a […]

Newsom chastises beachgoers, warning that defying order could delay reopening California

Newsom chastises beachgoers, warning that defying order could delay reopening California

By PHIL WILLON STAFF WRITER    SACRAMENTO — Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday criticized Californians who defied the statewide stay-at-home order and flocked to beaches over the weekend, saying that ignoring restrictions could prolong the spread of the coronavirus in the state. Newsom’s comments come after thousands of beachgoers descended on the coast in Orange and […]