UPDATE: Gov. Newsom issues new executive order on coronavirus

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Gov. Gavin Newsom issued a new executive order on Thursday on the coronavirus.

The order removes the waiting period for unemployment and disability insurance for Californians who lose work as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. In addition, it readies the state to commandeer hotels and medical facilities to isolate and treat patients.

The state tax filing deadline has also been extended 60 days for individuals and businesses unable to file on time due to compliance with public health requirements relating to COVID-19 filings.

It also allows local and state legislative bodies to hold meetings via conference calls while still meeting state transparency requirements.

(KGET) — Gov. Newsom is holding a press conference regarding COVID-19 in California.

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