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Governor's executive orders protect from price gouging, expand telehealth services

Additional tools were also given to the California Department of Justice and Attorney General's Office, among others.

Posted: Apr 3, 2020 7:56 PM
Updated: Apr 3, 2020 8:13 PM

CALIFORNIA - Governor Gavin Newsom issued two executive orders on March 3 to help in protecting consumers from price gouging and in providing health services during the current coronavirus pandemic.

The order generally prohibits sellers of any kind from increasing the prices on food, consumer goods, medical or emergency supplies and certain other items by more than 10%, according to the Governor's office.

Additional tools were also given to the California Department of Justice and Attorney General's Office, among others, through the executive order, to take action against price gougers.

“This crisis has impacted every Californian and our normal way of life, and we are ensuring that all consumers are able to purchase what they need, at a fair price,” said Governor Newsom.

Read more of the executive order, HERE.

In a separate order, Governor Newsom expanded telehealth services so medical providers could use video chats and technology to provide routine and non-emergency appointments. This in a way to minimize patient exposure to the coronavirus.

This order, the Governor's office explained, relaxes certain state privacy and security laws for medical providers so they can do telehealth appointments without the worry of being penalized.

“This order provides flexibility to our medical and health providers so that they are able to provide continuity of health services to people across the state, and will allow providers to assess a greater number of patients while limiting the risk of exposure and infection of other persons from in-person consultations,” said Governor Newsom.

Read more of the telehealth executive order, HERE.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 574231

Reported Deaths: 10476
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles2105434998
Riverside41983820
Orange40527726
San Bernardino36072546
San Diego32975594
Kern24440171
Fresno17846171
Alameda13631209
San Joaquin12864223
Santa Clara12694205
Sacramento12040177
Tulare10862196
Stanislaus10264169
Imperial9693244
Contra Costa9404139
Ventura863492
San Francisco762367
Santa Barbara670469
San Mateo6318120
Merced573670
Monterey544635
Marin540481
Kings445356
Solano427441
Sonoma367047
Madera246339
Placer231922
San Luis Obispo225416
Yolo183444
Santa Cruz12436
Butte12388
Napa107411
Sutter9527
San Benito7654
El Dorado7552
Lassen6830
Yuba6464
Mendocino47210
Shasta45910
Colusa3914
Glenn3603
Nevada3571
Humboldt2864
Tehama2761
Lake2402
Amador1822
Mono1581
Tuolumne1553
Calaveras1471
Inyo1063
Siskiyou1020
Del Norte1000
Mariposa622
Plumas360
Modoc50
Trinity50
Sierra40
Alpine20
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It wasn't as hot for northern California today, but temperatures still reached seasonable summer levels and more thunderstorms sprung over our eastern counties. After one more seasonable day, hotter weather will return to our area.
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