In an effort to protect the safety and health of the citizens of California, the state’s Judicial Council set bail to zero for non-violent crimes.  The new rule is one among 11 the council has adapted to avoid filling up jails during the COVID-19 pandemic...

Many West Contra Costa County religious groups have moved to online forms of gathering to worship amid the COVID-19 outbreak to follow the shelter-in-place orders issued by the county and state....

As homeless Californians begin to move into these units, new questions have arisen for hoteliers, shelter providers, health care workers and government officials: How much should a room cost, and who should pay for it? How will meals be delivered? How will residents with mental health and addiction issues be...

Families experiencing loss during the pandemic are urged by health officials to withhold from kissing and touching their deceased. Funerals, largely absent physical presence, are instead attended by people who sit behind computer screens because orders prohibit them from saying goodbye in person....

Medical doctors, government funding experts and activists offered an avalanche of information and recommendations Wednesday during a national media teleconference on accessing health care and public services during the COVID-19 pandemic....

Governor Gavin Newsom on Monday gave an update on the state’s efforts to increase availability of hospital beds in California as the coronavirus pandemic is expected to worsen over the coming weeks and hits a projected peak in May. The state government’s ongoing plan involves acquiring 50,000 beds beyond the...

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday recommended every American wear a face mask while in public to protect against contracting coronavirus. The agency announced that non-medical fabric masks – even scarves or bandannas – could help slow the spread of the infection. State...

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