Governor declares coronavirus emergency
The continued spread of the coronavirus, including California’s first death from the outbreak, prompted Gov. Gavin Newsom this week to declare a statewide emergency.
“The state of California is deploying every level of government to help identify cases and slow the spread of this coronavirus,” Newsom said in this news release Wednesday. “This emergency proclamation will help the state further prepare our communities and our health care system in the event it spreads more broadly.”