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California can seize hotels, waive civil service rules in Newsom's new coronavirus order

March 13, 2020

State agencies and lawmakers said they're working around-the-clock to mitigate the impact COVID-19 will have on Californians and the state's economy, and need enough workers to accomplish that effort. The governor also urged Californians late Wednesday to cancel or postpone events with more than 250 people and said that smaller gatherings should consider spacing people at least six feet apart. To avoid a strain on the health care system, Newsom also asked Californians to cancel non-essential events like concerts