CRA is at the forefront of national, statewide and local news coverage speaking with top tier media outlets including the Associated Press , Politico , San Francisco Chronicle , The Mercury News , Sacramento Bee , ABC, NBC, Fox and NPR affiliates in the Bay Area, Los Angeles and Sacramento, KNX 1070AM NewsRadio (Entercom Communications), and AirTalk with Larry Mantle discussing COVID-19 impacts on California's retailers.

News reports have included the latest statewide guidelines preventing community spread of COVID-19, challenges for retailers reopening including curbside service and enforcement of local and statewide laws such as masks and social distancing. Highlights of CRA's Media coverage are provided below and also available on our website and social media channels ( Facebook , Twitter and Linkedin ).

Need to elevate your retail business concerns during COVID-19? Join our advocacy efforts today.
Media Coverage Highlights
AirTalk with Larry Mantle | 89.3 KPCC 
National Public Radio Affiliate

CRA President and CEO Rachel Michelin joined Larry Mantle, host of AirTalk with Larry Mantle , twice for his weekly political roundtable to discuss how retail stores are dealing with non-compliant customers when it comes to enforcing state and county-mandated policies such as facial coverings and social distancing requirements. Click here to listen to Rachel and Larry take questions from callers who are essential workers serving on the front lines of the pandemic.

Click here to listen to a separate segment focused on examining retail trends during the public health crisis including a review of what the future of retail will look like.
KNX 1070AM NewsRadio | Entercom Communications  

CRA was featured on KNX News & Talk Radio in Los Angeles during their prime drive time morning hour news cast addressing an increase of contentious confrontations between retail employees and customers caused by a patchwork of state and local mask and social distancing mandates placed on retailers. Rachel Michelin: "Someone is going to get hurt. You can't expect sales associates to do it and put themselves in harms way. This has fallen on deaf ears and, in fact, we have some state elected officials saying it isn't our problem."
FOX 11 Los Angeles (KTTV-TV) | Special Coronavirus Report with Dr. Drew

CRA was included in a panel discussion with Nationally Syndicated Health Specialist Dr. Drew. The panel was part of the Los Angeles Fox affiliate's weekly special Coronavirus Report focused on local businesses reopening. The broadcast was also live streamed on Facebook. Click here to watch the panel discussion , which starts at minute 12:40.
ABC 7 Los Angeles (KABC-TV)

CRA was included in a live TV segment with ABC 7 LA that examined a drop in retail sales and how this will change as California begins to reopen. Rachel Michelin: "Consumers have to feel like they can come back to shop and retailers are working really hard to ensure that."  Click here to download and watch the segment .
Additional Media Coverage
California Reopening

What shopping malls will look like in a new California
FOX 11 Los Angeles (KTTV-TV)

Retail curbside pickup and online expansion
Fox 40 Sacramento (KTXL-TV)

Expert answers questions about California businesses reopening
ABC 7 Bay Area (KGO-TV)

Decrease in retail sales tax revenue causes concern that Bay Area businesses will be forced to close
KRON 4 San Francisco Bay Area (MyNetworkTV)

Walnut Creek business leaders agree with decision to remain under current health order
KRON 4 San Francisco Bay Area (MyNetworkTV)

Riggs Report: The end of the beginning
NBC 3 Sacramento (KCRA-TV)

Coronavirus: Retail back in business as California takes first steps to reopen
The Mercury News

Post-coronavirus business operations may look different in California versus Florida
Also in ; NewsMax

NRF’s Operation Open Doors ‘like having a roadmap’ to reopening after COVID-19
NRF Blog

Business Leaders to the Governor: Time to Flatten the Unemployment Curve

Many California stores can reopen Friday from coronavirus lockdown, Newsom announces
Sacramento Bee Capitol Alert

Pharmacies and COVID-19 Testing

Pharmacy Groups Urge for COVID-19 Testing Authority for California Pharmacists

Newsom greenlights testing for coronavirus at California pharmacies
San Francisco Chronicle

Grocery Bag Suspension

California Suspends 10-Cent Grocery Bag Charge Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
Associated Press


Coronavirus sparks new fight over California’s internet privacy law
San Francisco Chronicle