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.
The hotels are empty, the bars along the strand have shut down, almost all the restaurants are closed and the snorkelers, boaters, surfers, hikers and others who would be filling the island’s beaches and crystal-blue waters are nowhere to be found.
The jump in speeding tickets coincides with a 35% decline in traffic volume on state roads compared with 2019.
Island Express was founded in Long Beach in 1982 and is the only tour company offering scheduled helicopter flights to Catalina.