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Doctors test hospital staff with flu-like symptoms for the coronavirus outside the Emergency Department at St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx. Not all New York City hospitals are able to do coronavirus tests on-site.
Doctors test hospital staff with flu-like symptoms for the coronavirus outside the Emergency Department at St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx. Not all New York City hospitals are able to do coronavirus tests on-site.
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Coronavirus Hospital Preparations

Governor Gavin Newsom says California’s entering a new stage in the fight against Covid-19, as related hospitalizations have doubled in the past four days. ICU admissions have tripled. Newsom on Monday also unveiled a new effort to bolster the ranks of medical professionals in the state. Strained hospitals will get some relief in the form of the USNS Mercy - a Navy hospital ship docked in the Port of Los Angeles Sunday. For the latest, we talk to KPCC investigative reporter Elly Yu. 

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Small Business Success Stories

President Trump has extended guidelines for Americans to socially distance themselves to the end of April. It’s very possible that it could continue into the summer, too. But just a few weeks in already, and many people are struggling to live normally when things have gotten so abnormal. Today, we check in on small businesses, which make up 97 percent of all businesses in the state. Take Two's Leo Duran talks to A Martinez.

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Coronavirus Ask an Expert

We get it. The news around the novel coronavirus feels like it’s constantly evolving. The more data that’s collected, the more our understanding of this pandemic grows. And sometimes that means facts we thought we knew shift. It makes it pretty hard to keep up. But never fear, our “Ask an Expert” segment is here. 

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Coronavirus Evictions

As coronavirus restrictions took hold throughout California, officials acted to slow the threat of eviction for people whose incomes have dropped and now can't make rent. On Friday, Governor Newsom issued a statewide moratorium until May 31, on evictions related to the pandemic. But many renters are still facing rent bills they can't pay and the threat of eviction. KPCC's Aaron Mendelson brings you the story of one tenant.

OC Update 

We check in on Orange County where officials were just updating the public on the number of COVID-19 cases and other matters. Nick Gerda was listening in. He is a reporter with the non-profit news site, the Voice of OC, and joins us regularly for the OC Update.

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Judson Studios 

Down the street from KPCC, near the Highland Park/South Pasadena border, is the oldest family-run stained glass studio in America, Judson Studios. The new book "Judson: Innovation In Stained Glass" details the studio's 120-year history and the role of stained glass in Los Angeles architecture. We dropped by the studio to chat with David Judson about the five-generation story of his family's company and learn about all things stained glass.

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