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California eases COVID-19 lockdown restrictions

Shop owners began opening up stores for curbside pickup after being closed for more than two months.

By Amber Birrell

May 23, 2020

Gov. Newsom announced that on May 8 California would begin to ease lockdown restrictions and allow certain businesses that were deemed as “not essential” to reopen, The Guardian reported. According to The New York Times California has started stage two of the four-phase reopening plan which  allows ...

Shelter in place order extended, further restrictions imposed

The shelter in place’s goal is to prevent large gatherings of people and slow the spread of the virus. Six Bay Area counties and the state of California have all imposed the shelter-in-place, along with other restrictions.

By Karuna Chandran and Shruti Magesh

April 6, 2020

With the ongoing spread of COVID-19, six Bay Area counties — including Santa Clara County — issued shelter-in-place orders, which began on Tuesday, March 17 and was expected to last until Tuesday, April 7. Gov. Gavin Newsom followed a few days later, issuing a statewide shelter-in-place ord...