California Capitol Closes Building to Public for Weekend, Ends Tours During Coronavirus

Amid a coronavirus outbreak that’s put California in a state of emergency, the Capitol building in Sacramento will be closed to the public for the weekend and public tours will end.

Assembly Republican Leader Marie Waldron urged Newsom and Rendon on Thursday to close the building to the public and postpone all committee hearings until March 31. Waldron asked for staff to be able to work remotely and ensure staff are paid should the Capitol have to close and workers do not have remote capabilities.