April 16 Updates

Doctors Find Coronavirus Damages Kidneys and Heart, too

Evidence shows that COVID-19 not only detrimentally affects respiratory organs, but also results in “heart inflammation, acute kidney disease, neurological malfunction, blood clots, intestinal damage and liver problems.”

CA to Provide Relief for Undocumented Immigrants

Governor Newsom has announced new initiatives to aid workers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Included are an expansion of the Employment Development Department and providing relief assistance for undocumented immigrants.

White House Announces Great American Economic Revival Industry Groups

President Trump has announced the formation of 17 Economic Revival Industry Groups composed of industry leaders. These groups will help map a way to reopen the American economy.

Pacific Symphony Offers Free Digital Content

Pacific Symphony announced the launch of a new online initiative called Pacific Symphony @ Home that curates free digital content to provide audiences with a musical and emotional connection through the current period of uncertainty.

$350 Billion Emergency Funds for Small Businesses Tapped Out

This morning, the Small Business Association officially ran out of funds for the Paycheck Protection Program. The Small Business Association is no longer accepting new applications.

FDA Wants Blood Plasma Donations from Those Recovered From COVID-19

The US Food and Drug Administration today put out a call for those that have recovered from coronavirus to donate blood plasma, which could potentially help patients fight the disease. The FDA also launched a webpage that provides additional information for those interested.

Officials Consider Canceling OC Fair

This month, OC Fair board members will meet to discuss the cancelation of the annual event, which was slated to open July 17 and continue until Aug. 16.

Another 5.2 Million Americans File for Unemployment

According to new federal data, last week saw an additional 5.2 million Americans file for unemployment benefits. More than 22 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits in a month.

California Reports Record of More than 100 Coronavirus Deaths in One Day

Yesterday, California reported a grim record of more than 100 coronavirus deaths. As of last night, 889 deaths were recorded, including the 101 deaths from yesterday.