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Q: Do you believe the state-wide shelter-in-place order is working? Newsom: "It's inspiring — my biggest fear is that people get exhausted by this... I cannot impress upon people more. We must continue our stay-at-home policy throughout the state of California."

Newsom says: "We will not get back to normalcy as soon as we would like, if we do not continue to practice social distancing."

Across the U.S., sales on frozen concentrate orange juice futures have soared 27% in the last month.

Zoom with animals: Whether you’re an elementary school class looking for a virtual field trip, or a Silicon Valley startup in need of an amusing diversion at the top of a business meeting — you can book a visit to Sweet Farm via Zoom.

"What would be great would be for people to know how important we as a community are, not just when there's a state of emergency," says Barbara Resendiz, a farmworker at Watsonville's Sierra Farms. #EssentialWorkers 

For many workers who don't have healthcare or paid time off, deciding what to do when feeling ill raises serious questions.

These times are full of uncertainty for all of us. @TonyaMosley  called @DoctorYasmin  to talk about the history of racialized health, and answer some of your questions about #COVID19  🎙️‘Rona and Racism: A Survival Guide 🎧 #AskTBT 

We've been keeping track of your questions and answers on #coronavirus :

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If you've never really learned about the night sky, now is a great time do it.

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#Airquality in parts of Bay Area is now "very unhealthy" -- meaning active children and adults, and people with respiratory disease, such as asthma, should avoid all outdoor exertion; everyone else should limit outdoor exertion. ? map, updated hourly:

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Pictured: Ben Stern, 95, Holocaust survivor, counterprotesting in #Berkeley  today. Updates at

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Wildfire smoke can be caustic in your throat, and threatening to your health. Here's what to do to protect yourself. #CampFire  #WoolseyFire 

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These organizations are accepting volunteers and donations during the #KincadeFire . Spread the word — a little kindness goes a long way

⚠️ PG&E's Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) will affect approximately 940,000 customers in portions of 36 counties. #KincadeFire 

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