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California Governor Newsom Introduces New Regional Stay-at-Home Order Amid Covid-19 Surge

California Governor Newsom Introduces New Regional Stay-at-Home Order Amid Covid-19 Surge

On Thursday, California Gov. Gavin Newsom introduced a new regional stay-at-home order, this coming just days after he said that most of the state‚Äôs intensive care beds could be over capacity within weeks amid a surge in coronavirus cases. The order will be applied regionally, and will require bars, wineries, hair salons and other nonessential […]

California Bond Wildfire Forces Evacuations As It Burns Over 7,200 Acres

California Bond Wildfire Forces Evacuations As It Burns Over 7,200 Acres

A wind-driven brush fire in Orange County, CA forced mandatory evacuations in the area as it burned through 7,200 acres by Thursday afternoon– and officials expect the fires to continue to burn through the weekend. Dubbed the ‘Bond Fire,’ the wildfire began Wednesday night as a structure fire in the 29000 block of Silverado Canyon […]

CDC Shortens Recommended Covid-19 Quarantine Period to Seven to 10 Days

CDC Shortens Recommended Covid-19 Quarantine Period to Seven to 10 Days

The CDC announced new quarantine guidelines for people who were exposed to coronavirus, reducing the length of time from 14 days to 10 days without symptoms or seven days with no symptoms and a negative test. Officials said the shorter time period is intended to encourage more people to quarantine.  CDC’s COVID-19 Incident Manager, Dr. […]

House Speaker Pelosi, Sen. Minority Leader Schumer Back $908B Pandemic Relief Bill

House Speaker Pelosi, Sen. Minority Leader Schumer Back $908B Pandemic Relief Bill

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer announced their support behind a $908 billion pandemic relief bill, seeking to end months of deadlock in congress. The $908 billion measure calls for $288 billion in small-business support and $180 billion for extended unemployment insurance, among other fiscal appropriations. In a joint statement on […]

Bipartisan Group Proposes $900B COVID-19 Stimulus Plan

Bipartisan Group Proposes $900B COVID-19 Stimulus Plan

On Tuesday, a bipartisan group of lawmakers unveiled legislation for a new coronavirus stimulus worth more than $900 billion, hoping to break months of deadlock between the House and Senate. The group specified their “COVID Emergency Relief Framework,” which calls for $288 billion in small-business support and $180 billion for extended unemployment insurance, among other […]

CDC Panel Says Healthcare Workers And Nursing Homes Should Take Priority For Receiving COVID-19 Vaccine

CDC Panel Says Healthcare Workers And Nursing Homes Should Take Priority For Receiving COVID-19 Vaccine

On Tuesday, an advisory committee to the Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention said that healthcare workers, and workers and residents at nursing homes should be the first to receive a COVID-19 vaccine when one becomes available. The committee held an emergency meeting in Atlanta to discuss the allocation of initial supplies of a […]

Moderna To Seek FDA Approval for COVID-19 Vaccine

Moderna To Seek FDA Approval for COVID-19 Vaccine

On Monday, U.S. biotech firm Moderna said it will seek an emergency use authorization for its COVID-19 vaccine candidate after further clinical trials confirmed it is 94% effective. Moderna plans to request an “EUA” from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and conditional approval from the European Medicines Agency after the latest positive results. Company […]

Arizona Certifies Vote Confirming Win For President-elect Biden

Arizona Certifies Vote Confirming Win For President-elect Biden

On Monday, election results in Arizona were certified in Phoenix by Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, making Joe Biden’s victory over President Donald Trump official in the state. The results marked the second time a Democrat has won the state of Arizona in a presidential contest in 70 years. Final vote totals showed Biden won […]

New York City Mayor Announces Public Schools Will Begin Phased Reopening Dec. 7

New York City Mayor Announces Public Schools Will Begin Phased Reopening Dec. 7

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Sunday that elementary schools in the city will re-open on December 7th, this despite the fact that cases throughout the United Sates continue to surge. De Blasio said Sunday that public schools will re-open in phases with students in grades 3-k, Pre-k and K-5th grade returning […]

President-elect Biden Selects All-Female White House Senior Communications Team

President-elect Biden Selects All-Female White House Senior Communications Team

On Sunday, President-elect Joe Biden announced an all-female White House senior communications team. In a statement, Biden’s transition team issued a statement declaring the team the “first senior White House communications team comprised entirely of women. These qualified, experienced communicators bring diverse perspectives to their work and a shared commitment to building this country back […]