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League weekly COVID-19 update: Oct. 28-Nov. 4

November 3, 2020
Gov. Gavin Newsom announced the opening of a new laboratory in California that will increase the state’s COVID-19 testing capacity, reduce test turnaround time, and create hundreds of new California jobs. 
The lab was built in conjunction with a major diagnostics company, and will begin processing tests in November, working toward full capacity of 150,000 tests a day by March 2021. The additional testing capacity will help serve schools, health care providers, and hard-to-reach communities who are at higher risk of contracting COVID-19. The test results are required to be returned within 24-48 hours, which will allow for timely contact tracing, quarantine, and isolation.

The Governor also announced $129.6 million for the seventh and final round of Homekey awards. Cities selected include West Sacramento with $6.2 million for two projects totaling 65 units, Los Angeles with $15.8 million for two projects totaling 92 units, and Sacramento with $2.5 million for a project to purchase and install 11 two-bedroom, fully accessible manufactured housing units.
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