Californians Urged to Duck July 4 Gatherings as Covid Hospitalizations Spike

Returning to daily coronavirus press briefings as the virus surges in much of the Golden State, California Governor Gavin Newsom on Thursday again urged people to avoid gathering with people outside their households and to maintain physical distance from others as the state grapples with a 56% increase in hospital admissions over the last two weeks.

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Newsom Warns Counties as California Sees Record Spike in Covid Cases

California Gov. Gavin Newsom Wednesday threatened to use “the power of the purse” to ensure local compliance with state mandates to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus by emphasizing $2.5 billion of the next budget won’t be parsed out to counties that fail to follow health care guidelines during the pandemic.

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