California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Tuesday that barbershops and hair salons can reopen immediately in counties that have been cleared to move faster on lifting coronavirus restrictions—a category that doesn’t include Los Angeles County or Long Beach.
Long Beach-based Virgin Orbit failed Monday on its 1st attempt to launch a test satellite into space aboard a rocket carried aloft by a Boeing 747.
As long as local health officials give the go-ahead, California churches can resume in-person services, the state said today.
With more people than ever staying home to lessen the spread of COVID-19, their sedans, pickup trucks and SUVs are parked unattended on the streets, making them easy targets for opportunistic thieves.
Los Angeles County, with a quarter of the state’s nearly 40 million residents, accounts for nearly half of its COVID-19 cases, and more than 55% of the state’s more than 3,600 deaths.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, which handles citizenship, visa, refugee and asylum claims, postponed in-person services on Mar. 18, citing concerns about the virus spreading. It’s extended the suspension at least through June 3.
The vague letter sent to Mayor Eric Garcetti and LA County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer did not spell out any specific violations, but noted concern about statements both had made publicly that restrictions may be prolonged without a vaccine.
The state’s unemployment rate increased 10.2 percentage points since March, the largest one month rise since 1976, when the state began using its current formula to measure job losses.
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.