In Long Beach, skilled nursing facilities have also been hit hard, accounting for 48 of the city’s 62 deaths as of Tuesday.
Six California school districts representing more than 900,000 students say the governor’s proposed budget cuts will delay the reopening of schools.
The cuts are part of a plan to cover a $54.3 billion budget deficit caused by plummeting state revenues after a mandatory, statewide stay-at-home order forced most businesses to close and put more than 4.7 million people out of work.
The state budget has gone from billions in surplus to a massive, looming deficit thanks to the coronavirus and subsequent shutdown.
The decision on halting some procedures was “the right thing to do,” a hospital association official said. “But as we begin to access the damage, the toll is enormous.”
The cities of Laguna Beach and San Clemente both submitted plans to reopen their beaches that adhere to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s stay-at-home order, the California Natural Resources Agency said in a statement.
Faced with 20,000 coronavirus deaths and counting, the nation’s nursing homes are pushing back against a potential flood of lawsuits with a sweeping lobbying effort to get states to grant them emergency protection from claims of inadequate care.
Employees will walk off the job or call out sick Friday on International Workers’ Day in cities across the U.S. to demand unpaid time off work, hazard pay, sick leave, protective gear and cleaning supplies.
The governor previously scolded beachgoers in Orange County. Long Beach’s coastline is already closed.
The campuses have been closed since March because of the COVID-19 outbreak and athletic events have been canceled.