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Elderly LGBT People in California at High Risk for COVID-19 Illness

162,000 LGB and 9,000 transgender elderly people in California at high risk for COVID-19 illness, according to a recent UCLA study.  An estimated 162,300 LGB and 9,000 transgender people age 65 and older live in California and are at high risk for serious illness from COVID-19, according to the Williams Institute at UCLA School of(…)

No Legal Evictions in CA through May 31

California Governor Gavin Newsom has issued a statewide moratorium on eviction orders for residents affected by the COVID-19 crisis. The order lasts through May 31, and requires tenants to declare in writing they cannot pay parts or all of their rent. Tenants will still be required to pay their rent “in a timely manner” at(…)

Coronavirus Deaths, Cases Continue to Climb in Bay Area

LATEST, March 25, 9:10 a.m. San Francisco County reported 26 new cases of COVID-19 Wednesday morning, bringing the county total to 178. The county reported the first death in a resident on Tuesday night. Read the full story. March 25, 8:15 a.m. The number of coronavirus cases and deaths in the Bay Area continues to climb, with now(…)

What To Do If You Are Laid Off

Following Monday’s COVID-19 mandate that all bars must shut down and all restaurants must close dining rooms, workers across California are suddenly finding themselves unemployed — or dangerously near it. Servers and bartenders have been on the minds of many since Monday’s announcement, as tipped workers will suffer tremendously from the closure of dining rooms.(…)

California Gov Closes Bars, Nightclubs, Not Restaurants

The San Francisco Chronicle reports: California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced all “bars, nightclubs, wineries, brewpubs and the like” must close temporarily due to the threat of coronavirus. “We are directing that all bars, nightclubs, wineries, brewpubs and the like be closed in the state of California,” Newsom announced Sunday afternoon, calling them “nonessential” businesses during the COVID-19(…)