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Virus Concerns Affecting All Facets Of Californians' Lives

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Long lines at a Vons store in Claremont, California on March 13, 2020

Efforts to stop the spread of the coronavirus are affecting nearly every facet of life for Californians. Starting Saturday, more than 700 electronic highway signs began displaying public health warnings urging people to avoid gatherings and wash their hands.

By Monday, one-third of California's 6 million public school students will be out of the classroom for one up to five weeks, depending on the district, as schools look to limit the health risks. California has about 250 confirmed cases and recorded its sixth death Friday, a woman in her 80s from Santa Clara County.