Washington, DC - Yesterday, President Donald J. Trump declared that a major disaster exists in the State of California and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic beginning on January 20, 2020, and continuing.

Sacramento, California - Governor Gavin Newsom announced that California public health officials this evening issued an updated policy on gatherings to protect public health and slow the spread of COVID-19. The state’s public health experts have determined that gatherings should be postponed or canceled across the state until at least the end of March. Non-essential gatherings must be limited to no more than 250 people, while smaller events can proceed only if the organizers can implement social distancing of 6 feet per person. Gatherings of individuals who are at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19 should be limited to no more than 10 people, while also following social distancing guidelines.

San Francisco, California - Unix Line PTE Ltd., a Singapore-based shipping company, pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday to a violation of the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships.

Palm Springs, California - Tenet Healthcare Corporation and its affiliated hospital Desert Regional Medical Center (DRMC), a general medical and surgical hospital located in Palm Springs, California, have agreed to pay $1.41 million to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act by knowingly charging Medicare for implanting unnecessary cardiac monitors, the Justice Department announced Tuesday.

Bakersfield, California - Remarks by President Trump to Rural Stakeholders on California Water Accessibility:

Sacramento, California - The California Department of Food and Agriculture Office of Farm to Fork (CDFA-F2F) announces that registration is now open for the 2020 California Farm to School and School Garden Conference, March 26-27, 2020, in San Diego, with optional farm to school tours on March 28.