Who Is ‘Essential’ Now That Californians Have to Stay Home?

In ordering California’s nearly 40 million residents to stay at home, Gov. Gavin Newsom brought myriad county and city public-health directives under a single umbrella in one of the largest restrictions on civic life in American history.

Mar 23, 2020 Ben Christopher

More Californians Are Hungry, Seeking Help amid Coronavirus Job Losses

Across the state, the need for food assistance is growing amid the coronavirus pandemic as businesses shut down, hundreds of thousands of Californians lose wages and seniors and the ill are isolated at home. Nonprofits are coming up with creative solutions to meet the demand.

Mar 20, 2020 Jackie Botts

Where California Stands with Coronavirus Testing Right Now

Coronavirus testing has been plagued by confusion, delays and chaos, with the number of available, usable tests far outstripped by the need. The situation, health care providers and experts say, has impaired their ability to know how many people have the virus — but a significantly larger number, they suspect, than that confirmed by state and federal officials.

Mar 18, 2020 Rachel Becker and Ana B. Ibarra

Newsom: Coronavirus Likely to Close California Schools for Rest of the Year

In a stunning announcement that revealed disruption from the coronavirus is far from over, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Tuesday that California schools will remain closed not just until sometime next month, as most announced over the weekend, but probably for the rest of the school year.

Mar 18, 2020 Ricardo Cano & Laurel Rosenhall