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California Legislature still meeting despite virus outbreak

Posted at 3:55 PM, Mar 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-16 18:55:09-04

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Legislature is scheduled to keep meeting despite the threat of coronavirus.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has urged all gatherings of more than 50 people to cancel.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has asked all bars to close and for anyone 65 and older to stay at home. Legislative leaders have canceled all committee hearings at the Capitol.

But the legislative sessions are still scheduled. At least one lawmaker, 71-year-old Assemblywoman Shirley Weber, stayed home Monday.

State Sen. Richard Pan said the Legislature is going to continue its work.