Virus Outbreak California

Alison Steffensen works at the home office she set up in the front yard of her home in Sacramento, Calif., Friday. Steffensen, a psychologist who works for Yolo County, is adjusting to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s stay-at-home order to.

During this time of increased isolation, the News & Record wants to help you stay connected with your community.

We'd like your help with several projects we're working on:

Your observations

Our daily lives have been upended by the coronavirus. The city just seems a different place these days.

What have you noticed? Anything? They could be big things or small, happy moments or sad. We'll use as many anecdotes as we can for a story we're putting together in the coming week.

If you have observations to share, email them to assistant editor Mike Kernels at Include your name and town.

Work-at-home photos

A lot of you are suddenly working from home, and we imagine some have had to get pretty creative with your work space. We invite you to share photos of your "new office," whether it's ordinary or routine, clean or messy. The photos don't need to include people.

We'll post a photo gallery at and publish some of the photos in the newspaper.

You can upload your photo at

How about spring photos?

Though the world around us has virtually shut down in the past week, nature continues to display its glory.

To share your spring photos for a gallery and print package, upload your them at The limit is three per person.

Worship services

Has your house of worship shifted to a virtual format? Let us know when and where people can watch it by emailing We'll post a list online and publish it one in Friday's News & Record in the religion calendar space.

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