State Prepares Worst Case Coronavirus Scenario

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – With the coronavirus spreading at an alarming rate…California is preparing to deal with worst-case scenarios that could overwhelm hospitals and drain the state’s spending reserves. Gov. Gavin Newsom said Tuesday that he is putting the California National Guard on alert for duties such as ensuring food distribution. Newsom also says the state is negotiating with about 900 hotels to acquire tens of thousands of rooms that could be used for hospital patients and for the homeless. And with many school districts closing classrooms, the governor says it’s likely “few if any” schools will reopen before summer break.