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Reporter Roundup: Extended School Closures and Stressed Gun Buyers

Los Angeles County officials are continuing their efforts to increase testing kits at local hospitals. The total number of coronavirus cases in LA County stands at 190 and one death.

On Tuesday California Governor Gavin Newsom suggested during a press conference schools across the state will likely stay closed until June. He also warned there are not enough hospital beds statewide to accommodate a significant surge in COVID-19 cases. KPCC reporter Elly Yu said state officials are looking into hotels as a way to increase bed space.

Reporter Jacob Margolis discusses what he calls the “stress buying” of weapons in the southland. Gun sales have been on the rise for weeks. Margolis questions if this is akin to the “panic shopping” that’s occurring at supermarkets throughout the southland.

President Donald Trump continues to refer to COVID-19 as the “Chinese Virus.” He used the phrase again during a press conference on Wednesday. Is the term creating a stigma around Asian Americans? This roundup discusses local reaction and concern.

This program has been produced through a collaboration with LAist and KPCC.

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Reporter Roundup: Health Inequities, School Closures

On the April 2 edition of Reporter Roundup, KPCC reporters discuss difficult choices schools are facing and the healthcare inequities revealed by the coronavirus.

KPCC’s Jackie Fortier has found personal protective gear is exposing a kind of hierarchy and equity issues in healthcare.

School superintendents across California will have to decide whether to remain closed for the school year, according to Carlia Javier.

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Reporter Roundup for April 3

PBS SoCal and KCET are partnering with KPCC and LAist to bring you a daily reporter roundup discussing the latest regional news about COVID-19.

For more COVID-19 coverage, click here.

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