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A Labor Department report is expected to show millions more jobless.

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The coronavirus continued its punishing march on Wednesday as more United States governors ordered their citizens to stay at home, more states pleaded for rapidly diminishing stocks of emergency supplies, and more experts predicted that the devastating economic effects of the pandemic could stretch into next year. In Florida, the state’s Republican governor belatedly issued a stay-at-home order for residents — but only after a morning telephone call with President Trump, who later   Los Angeles News said he still had no plans for a similar national directive. In Washington, Democrats and Republicans in Congress, as well as President Trump, are increasingly looking toward enacting a huge new infrastructure plan that could create thousands of jobs. And in New York, where hundreds of new deaths pushed the tristate region’s toll past 2,300, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo pleaded for a supplies for his overwhelmed hospitals and desperate health care workers. “Really, the only hope for

Coronavirus Today: When will it peak?

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I’m Diya Chacko, and it’s Thursday, March 26. Here’s what’s happening with the coronavirus outbreak, as the number of confirmed cases dramatically rises in California and beyond. You may occasionally receive promotional content from the Los Angeles Times. The U.S. has overtaken Italy and China as the country with the most confirmed cases, and California is seeing a major spike, including in Los Angeles County. So how much longer will confirmed cases and deaths keep exploding? Many of those people got sick before social-distancing rules were imposed statewide, and L.A. County officials hope such measures now underway will eventually slow the growth. But they also say Californians should brace for far more cases and deaths. “If there are 1,000 people who are positive and each one of those people  Los Angeles News infects two other people ... within a few weeks, there could be a million people infected in L.A. County,” said Barbara Ferrer, county health director. Doc

'If I get it, I die': homeless residents say inhumane shelter conditions will spread coronavirus

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Southern California homeless shelter residents say long-running unsanitary and inhumane conditions now put them at severe risk of death amid the rapid spread of the coronavirus. As California officials this week urged millions of residents to stay inside and avoid physical contact to slow the spread of Covid-19, people living in several overcrowded homeless shelters in Orange county say they continue to sleep in rows of beds within a few feet of Los Angeles News each other, and that they often lack basic hygiene supplies and amenities. The residents report a variety of serious problems, including empty soap dispensers, a lack of toilet paper, no hot water, broken sinks, no working thermometers, blood-stained walls and infrequent cleaning. They worry the shelters are ill-prepared to cope once the spread of the virus intensifies in the US. “It’s appalling. One person gets a cough and everyone gets it,” said Wendy Powitzky, 49, who has been living at the La Mesa shelter in A

‘This is life or death’: homeless families reclaim vacant homes to survive virus outbreak

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Several Los Angeles families who have been forced to live in cars, shelters and other unsafe situations have seized control of 13 vacant homes owned by the government, with the goal of staying indefinitely – and staying alive. The takeover comes as California’s homelessness crisis and the Los Angeles News escalating coronavirus outbreak have collided to create a catastrophe threatening thousands of lives. 'If I get it, I die': homeless residents say inhumane shelter conditions will spread coronavirus  Read more “To me, this is life or death,” said Benito Flores, 64, who has been living out of his van for years and moved into a vacant two-bedroom house on Wednesday. Wearing a face mask and standing inside the dusty home as volunteers cleaned, Flores explained that he is diabetic and at risk of serious illness or worse if he catches Covid-19. “By doing this, I’m giving myself a chance at living and surviving this crisis.” The homeless residents and their sup

Stan Kasten discuss what comes next after coronavirus shutdown

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Team president and CEO Stan Kasten warned against any speculation about when a 2020 schedule might begin, though he said he remains optimistic a “substantial season” of games will be played. “In talking with the commissioner and the health authorities, I think it’s really important for us not to speculate on those things because different people have different guesses and we would be misleading fans if we convinced them that one opinion is right and one is wrong,” Kasten said. “We just don’t know.” Kasten did say that all “field-facing” elements of the stadium Los Angeles News renovation project are nearly completed and would have been ready for the Dodgers’ home opener, originally scheduled for Thursday against the San Francisco Giants. “Our guys are really highly motivated. So it’s not as much a concern (about their inactivity) as it is just keeping everyone connected as much as we can. (Strength and conditioning coaches) Brandon McDaniel and Travis Smith are kind of

California unemployment claims surge since coronavirus outbreak

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Rams quarterback Jared Goff and offensive lineman Andrew Whitworth are funding 2 million meals for Los Angeles residents to help kick off a virtual telethon that will be hosted by the Rams and ABC7 on March 24. The Rams' telethon, in partnership with ABC7, will benefit the United Way of Greater Los Angeles' pandemic relief fund. Goff and Whitworth are donating a combined $500,000 to the  Los Angeles News Regional Food Bank to finance the meals, according to a joint statement released Thursday. United Way LA creates a Pandemic Relief Fund to support most vulnerable populations Donations will be used to provide disease prevention services to the homeless, to support low income workers and those at risk of becoming homeless. "There are so many people in need right now and we want to do everything we can to help our Los Angeles community," Goff said. The fundraiser is scheduled to be held March 24 from 4 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. More details about

Amid coronavirus, West Hollywood’s LGBTQ community hears echoes of the AIDS crisis

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California already faced a shortage of more than 1 million homes for low-income families before the novel coronavirus hit. And now many advocates, economists and politicians say the pandemic is only going to make the situation worse. Major job losses, particularly in low-wage restaurant and hospitality sectors, and what will probably be severely depressed tax revenues for California and its cities, could create an even greater need for affordable housing at a time when the government has less money available to help finance it. “There are all these households that are one Los Angeles News paycheck away from not being able to pay their rent,” said Carolina Reid, faculty research advisor at UC Berkeley’s Terner Center for Housing Innovation. “Well, now that paycheck is gone. And there’s no prospect for when that paycheck is coming back.” On Thursday, Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered all 40 million Californians to stay at home — with limited exemptions for crucial businesses, s

Garcetti vows more coronavirus tests, reminds LA: six feet matters

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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Sunday, March 22, announced plans to increase testing for the novel coronavirus of those who are in the most high-risk categories and most vulnerable. Garcetti didn’t offer specifics on how the testing will work but said the numbers will increase day by day and eventually could be made available to neighbouring cities. “We’re going to launch a portal for people at high risk so they find information and get help,” Garcetti said referring to those who have symptoms, are 65 and older or both. Los Angeles news “They are at the greatest risks of dying if they contract Covid-19.” Garcetti also discussed the needed 6-foot social distance requirement, pleading for people to stay home and honour the rule. “This is serious,” he said. “Six feet matters. “There is no exception unless you’re a first responder or critical worker. These are difficult changes we are Press Release Distribution Services In Los Angeles  making but they are going to