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COVID 19: What’s The Guidance On Face Masks, California Health Corps And More




A woman wears a face mask while riding a Los Angeles Metro Rail train amid the coronavirus pandemic on April 1, 2020 in Los Angeles, California.
A woman wears a face mask while riding a Los Angeles Metro Rail train amid the coronavirus pandemic on April 1, 2020 in Los Angeles, California.
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Earlier this week, California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced what his office described as "a major initiative to surge California‘s health care workforce" as the state deals with the novel coronavirus. 

The state is seeking additional health care staff to assist with the projected surge in coronavirus patients, with Newsom asking health professionals to register at HealthCorps.ca.gov. The effort includes working with health professionals who may have retired in the last five years or are currently working to get licensed or relicensed. The shift in licensing requirements is currently set to last through June 30.

We discuss this latest news with our medical expert, UCSF professor of medicine Dr. Peter Chin-Hong, and we also take your medical questions. Call us at 866-893-5722.

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Peter Chin-Hong, M.D., infectious disease specialist and professor of medicine at the UCSF Medical Center; he tweets @PCH_SF