Newsom issues evening curfew ahead of Thanksgiving week

Barbara Feder Ostrov
Contributing Writer for CalMatters, has reported on medicine and health policy for more than 15 years.

Gov. Gavin Newsom today announced a month-long curfew covering nearly all Californians to start Saturday, the latest in a series of tough new restrictions aimed at stopping the state’s alarming spike in COVID-19 cases.  The curfew starting right before Thanksgiving week will shut down non-essential work and gatherings from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. and […]

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California COVID-19 workers’ comp claims soar

Barbara Feder Ostrov
Contributing Writer for CalMatters, has reported on medicine and health policy for more than 15 years.

Early in the pandemic, José Guzman said he asked his managers at the Farmer John meat packing plant in Vernon, just south of Los Angeles, for a mask and hand sanitizer.  “They said they were not responsible. They could not give us masks because they had no masks,” said Guzman, a 61-year-old from San Bernardino […]

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