Newsom Won’t Lift Virus State Of Emergency’

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – California Gov. Gavin Newsom says he will not lifta coronavirus state of emergency on June 15. But he still intends to lift most mask and other restrictions on that date. Newsom said Friday he will keep in place the emergency order that gives him broad authority to issue, alter or suspend state laws and regulations. Newsom said he is not taking the summer months off from the threat posed by the coronavirus. ┬áRepublicans in the state Senate have tried repeatedly to pass a concurrent resolution to end the state of emergency. But Democrats in the majority have blocked their efforts.