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Health care workers are now dealing with higher levels of depression and anxiety. They’re suffering panic attacks. Some are contemplating suicide.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Jeffrey Ravago, a certified nursing assistant at San Miguel Villa nursing home in Concord, says there are not enough hospital-grade masks for everyone at this point.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Governor Gavin Newsom rolled out a new program called the California Health Corps this week.

To fight COVID-19 surge, California Health Corps recruits retired, international doctors

Governor Gavin Newsom rolled out a new program called the California Health Corps this week.

from KCRW Features

California should be in charge of responding to the nationwide coronavirus outbreak.

Tried and true

California should be in charge of responding to the nationwide coronavirus outbreak.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

An estimated 37,000 medical professionals are needed to treat COVID-19 in hospitals across California.

California Health Corps to recruit med students, retired doctors and nurses to handle COVID-19

An estimated 37,000 medical professionals are needed to treat COVID-19 in hospitals across California.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

In an announcement on Monday, the Sheriff’s Department said an inmate at the Twin Towers Correctional Facility tested positive for COVID-19, and that inmate was removed from his…

How COVID-19 is affecting California’s prison system after inmates, employees test positive

In an announcement on Monday, the Sheriff’s Department said an inmate at the Twin Towers Correctional Facility tested positive for COVID-19, and that inmate was removed from his…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

On today’s Daily Dose, Dr. Michael Wilkes of UC Davis describes what preparations health care professionals are taking.

‘Nobody knows quite what to expect’: Nurses and doctors brace for flood of coronavirus patients

On today’s Daily Dose, Dr. Michael Wilkes of UC Davis describes what preparations health care professionals are taking.

from KCRW Features

Every 10 years, the federal government spends three months counting everyone living in America, and uses the data to calculate political representation and allocate federal money.

How do you count Americans for 2020 Census when they’re social distancing during coronavirus?

Every 10 years, the federal government spends three months counting everyone living in America, and uses the data to calculate political representation and allocate federal money.

from Greater LA

Two local companies are shifting their entire businesses away from regular products to fight the coronavirus.

Alcohol to hand sanitizer: SoCal companies change what they produce to fight coronavirus

Two local companies are shifting their entire businesses away from regular products to fight the coronavirus.

from Greater LA

As the first big wave of COVID-19 infections hit San Francisco and LA, some city dwellers want to ride out the pandemic in more rural environments.

Rural California towns urge tourists to stay home to curb coronavirus spread

As the first big wave of COVID-19 infections hit San Francisco and LA, some city dwellers want to ride out the pandemic in more rural environments.

from KCRW Features

One of the deadliest aspects of coronavirus is how it attacks the lungs. That’s why ventilators are so important.

2 Southern California doctors work to get more ventilators where they’re needed

One of the deadliest aspects of coronavirus is how it attacks the lungs. That’s why ventilators are so important.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Schools rightfully closed campuses during the coronavirus pandemic, but that lost class time should be made up.

Hard lessons

Schools rightfully closed campuses during the coronavirus pandemic, but that lost class time should be made up.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

Like many people, Ian Snook’s workload has slowed while he rides out the coronavirus pandemic at home.

‘We all have an obligation to help those more vulnerable’: Angeleno offers to do chores, errands for neighbors

Like many people, Ian Snook’s workload has slowed while he rides out the coronavirus pandemic at home.

from Greater LA

Governor Gavin Newsom on Monday night essentially said California would be short of about 17,000 hospital beds to deal with the expected wave of COVID-19 cases.

Not enough beds, masks or gloves. California isn’t prepared for coronavirus cases

Governor Gavin Newsom on Monday night essentially said California would be short of about 17,000 hospital beds to deal with the expected wave of COVID-19 cases.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

A California epidemiologist talks about whether shelter-in-place efforts are effective so far, plus the status of tests and a potential treatment for COVID-19.

Social distancing could be ‘lots more draconian,’ plus the state of coronavirus testing

A California epidemiologist talks about whether shelter-in-place efforts are effective so far, plus the status of tests and a potential treatment for COVID-19.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Restaurants had to get creative after Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti pulled the plug on dining in until March 31.

Restaurants adapt in the wake of LA’s shutdown

Restaurants had to get creative after Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti pulled the plug on dining in until March 31.

from Good Food

People across the country are stocking up on essential supplies to get through the next few weeks as cities shut down due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Cannabis sales during coronavirus are ‘record shattering,’ adding strain to supply chain

People across the country are stocking up on essential supplies to get through the next few weeks as cities shut down due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

from KCRW Features

To try to curb COVID-19, the Bay Area has ordered a “shelter-in-place” policy for the next three weeks. This affects 7 million residents.

San Francisco enforces ‘shelter-in-place,’ but you can still walk, run and hike

To try to curb COVID-19, the Bay Area has ordered a “shelter-in-place” policy for the next three weeks. This affects 7 million residents.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

How far is LA from a "shelter-in-place" order, which the Bay Area has adopted? Mayor Garcetti says, "It's not imminent. ...

Mayor Garcetti on ‘shelter-in-place’ concerns and protecting homeless populations

How far is LA from a "shelter-in-place" order, which the Bay Area has adopted? Mayor Garcetti says, "It's not imminent. ...

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

“The president shouldn't be picking fights with governors, and he shouldn't be basically telling the states, ‘You're all in it for yourself.’ He should be leading.

California Congressman Adam Schiff on how the government will provide economic relief amid coronavirus

“The president shouldn't be picking fights with governors, and he shouldn't be basically telling the states, ‘You're all in it for yourself.’ He should be leading.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand