Governor Gavin Newsom Relaxes Some Workplace Guidelines, Announces New Testing Method

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California Governor Gavin Newsom said at his Monday press conference that the state was adjusting some of the workplace closure guidelines it issued last week, specifically those around hair salons and barbershops and the “personal care services industry.” The governor said he had wanted to make the changes earlier, but that it “turned out that was more challenging than it may have appeared.”

“The good news is,” said Newsom, “we now have new guidelines out on the COVID-19.ca.gov website clarifying what we can and can’t do as it relates to hair cuts and activities that we want to move from indoors to outdoors for personal care services industry,” said Newsom.

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Gov. Newsom orders most California schools to stay closed until coronavirus spread lessens

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Gov. Gavin Newsom handed down strict guidelines that will require most California schools to keep their buildings closed to start the year to cope with the coronavirus outbreak.

Those that do reopen during the coronavirus outbreak must require masks for older childrena as well as makes and consistent testing for staff.

“Learning in the state of California is simply non negotiable,” Newsom said during a Friday press conference. “Schools must, and I underscore must, provide meaningful instruction during this pandemic, whether they are physically open or not.”

He said Californians who want schools and businesses open could aid that effort by wearing masks to control the spread of the disease.

“If that’s your top priority… model the behavior than can actually extinguish this virus,” he said.

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