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Gov. Gavin Newsom to provide updates on wildfires and COVID-19

Gov. Gavin Newsom is set to provide an update at noon on wildfires burning across the state, along with updates on the COVID-19 outbreak.

Posted: Sep 2, 2020 12:11 PM
Updated: Sep 3, 2020 9:54 AM

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Gov. Gavin Newsom is set to provide an update at noon on wildfires burning across the state, along with updates on the COVID-19 outbreak.

Last week, Newsom announced a new, color-coded process for reopening California businesses amid the coronavirus pandemic that is more gradual than the state’s current rules to guard against loosening restrictions too soon.

Counties will move through the new, four-tier system based on their number of cases and percentage of positive tests. It will rely on those two metrics to determine a tier: case rates and the percentage of positive tests.

Newsom said the new system will be simple, slower and steady. It also invests more power with the state instead of the counties. Read More

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Temperatures are staying cool, but gusty north winds will drive high fire danger across northern California on Tuesday. Breezy north winds, warmer temperatures, and dry conditions are ahead for your Wednesday. We'll stay dry and get even warmer from late this week through this weekend.
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