California guidance against gatherings likely to be extended

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DON THOMPSON Associated Press SACRAMENTO (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom said Thursday that sweeping guidance for Californians to avoid unnecessary gatherings to try to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus will likely extend beyond March. The statewide guidance applies to sporting events, concerts and even smaller social gatherings in places where people can't remain at least 6 feet (2 meters) apart. Major changes to daily life and business will ripple across the nation's most populous state and the world's fifth-largest economy. The guidance so far does not apply to theme parks like Disneyland or casinos and card rooms. An extended restriction on large gatherings could further affect Major League Baseball, which just canceled spring training and postponed its season for at least two
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