Gov. Newsom hopes California schools won’t be delayed by virus

Surging coronavirus cases in California prompted a warning on Wednesday from the nation’s most populous county of a possible delay to classroom instruction in public schools next month — a setback Gov. Gavin Newsom said he hopes to avoid by convincing more people to wear face coverings and stay away from gatherings.

California counties backtrack on reopening as virus surges

With the coronavirus surging, at least four California counties on Friday paused or prepared to backtrack on their reopening plans in a bid to halt the spread of the virus. Gov. Gavin Newsom urged an agricultural county that borders Mexico to reimpose a stay-at-home mandate.

California farm workers strike after dozens test positive for coronavirus

A group of about 50 farm workers went on strike Thursday at a California pistachio farm, demanding free face coverings, gloves and information from the farm’s owner after they said they learned from the media that dozens of their coworkers tested positive for the coronavirus, a union official said.