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‘Drop Everything.’ What California Scientists Are Doing To Fight The Pandemic And Keep Other Research Going

Katie Zegarski, a UC Davis supervising clinical lab scientist, works next to a newly installed instrument used for testing patient samples for the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2. (Photo courtesy of UC Davis) 

With California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s order for Californians to shelter in place, university campuses across the state began gauging the risk of letting research continue. And scientists are finding their work, plans and lives upended by the spread of the novel coronavirus.