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The nation’s confirmed deaths from COVID-19 passed the 2,000 mark today, led by reports of the escalating numbers in the hard-hit state of New York.

Most of the Bay Area has been sheltering in place for nearly two weeks now — when is it safe to go back to some kind of normal?

Amid the #coronavirus  shelter-in-place orders, many artists are channeling their creative impulses in interesting and unique ways to combat the isolation. |🎥: @manjulina 

Q: You have two reviews of “The Good Place.” A: My editorial policy is “yes.” If this whole newspaper is going to be reviews of “The Good Place,” then that’s what it’s going to be.

“People want us to say when it’s going to be over, and we can’t tell them. We have to follow the data."

S.F. City College Chancellor Mark Rocha resigns days after he was placed on paid administrative leave amid the college’s years-long budget crisis.

The most reliable marker of the coronavirus outbreak is the number of people hospitalized with COVID-19, experts say. But it’s also the least publicly available information.

In an emergency session today, the state Judicial Council approved longer timetables for case filings, hearings and trials in criminal and civil cases throughout California.

A prisoner in Louisiana is the first inmate in the U.S. federal prison system to die from the coronavirus, the Washington Post reported.


PG&E will preemptively cut power for more than 800,000 customers across 34 counties in Northern California starting just after midnight. Here's what you need to know:

#BREAKING : San Francisco will retroactively apply California’s marijuana-legalization laws to past criminal cases, District Attorney George Gascón said Wednesday.

BAY AREA MUST 'SHELTER IN PLACE' Six Bay Area counties announced a “shelter in place” order for all residents, directing everyone to stay in their homes for the next 3 weeks as officials desperately try to curb the spread of #coronavirus .

California will phase out its use of private prisons under a bill signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom. It also makes California the first state to ban the operation of privately run immigrant detention centers.

UPDATE: Patient being treated for coronavirus in Sacramento came to hospital last week but was not tested by CDC, despite requests from local health officials, according to UC Davis Medical Center email.

The Yemeni mother of a 2-year-old boy on life support in an Oakland hospital is being prevented from coming to the U.S. to say goodbye to her son by the Trump administration ban on travel from certain Muslim countries, the family says. via :

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“The lack of test kits is a national disgrace. We will not be able to contain, treat, or mitigate the effects of the virus if we cannot diagnose infection.” S.F. is scheduled to start testing for #coronavirus  this week, but has only been provided 250 kits, Breed said.