The novel coronavirus is hitting California’s black and brown communities hard. Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick has launched the Know Your Rights Camp COVID-19 Relief Fund. The quarterback took to Twitter to donate $100,000 to the fund.
University of California San Francisco is offering free coronavirus testing to all 58 counties in California. UCSF announced last week that it will provide free testing to all California departments of public health. UCSF has been working
California State University is temporarily dropping the SAT and ACT exams as a requirement to apply to admissions at its 23 campuses. The decision comes after the College Board canceled the SAT exam dates in the spring.
California’s Attorney General Xavier Becerra is standing behind the state’s Shelter In Place order. Becerra said last week that the U.S. and the state constitution has provisions in how to address emergencies such as the coronavirus pandemic.
California has reported its first prison inmate death from complications related to coronavirus. Corrections officials report the inmate died at a hospital after contracting the respiratory illness at the California Institution for Men in San Bernardino County.