5/14 Empire KVCR Midday News: Wildfire Safety Meetings, Pharmacy COVID-19 Testing, and More

May 14, 2020

Monday through Thursday at lunchtime, Empire KVCR News has your daily news rundown. Stories highlighted today include:

  1. Riverside County coronavirus count stands at 5,343 cases, with 3,030 total documented recoveries.
  2. Southern California Edison is offering a series of public meetings online to answer community questions about the utility’s wildfire mitigation plan.
  3. Governor Newsom announced that pharmacies now will be allowed to collect specimens and order COVID-19 tests.
  4. Tourism is taking a huge hit- travel spending in California is predicted to be only $72 billion this year, half of what it was in 2019.