Idris Elba shares coronavirus health update, explains how he and wife got tests when 'not many people can'
Before Trump’s inauguration, a warning: ‘The worst influenza pandemic since 1918'. Seven days before Donald Trump took office, his aides faced a major test: the rapid, global spread of a dangerous virus in cities like London and Seoul, one serious enough that some countries were imposing travel bans. Read more
David Alan Grier on Closing a Broadway Run With No Closing Night. The actor reflects on the abrupt final curtain that fell on 'A Soldier's Play' five performances ahead of schedule when the coronavirus pandemic put out the lights on Broadway last week. Now back home in Los Angeles with his daughter, the actor spoke with The Hollywood Reporter about reconnecting with the play, and the unusual separation process when its closing week was cut short.  Read more
New to working from home? Here are some tips
The idea of working from home has always been a glamorized one. Rolling out of bed whenever you’d like, sitting poolside with your favorite drink at noon. Man! That sounds like a day anyone would enjoy. Especially if you find yourself working for a company that you may not particularly like physically going to.  In the last few weeks, we’ve seen corporations big and small come to a major halt due to COVID-19. Businesses have essentially locked their doors and are requiring employees to work from home.  

The City’s Small Business Emergency Economic Relief Loan Program is open for application submissions. The application is a first-come, first-serve basis and has been translated to various languages.

The 2020 Census is happening now. You can complete your questionnaire online, by phone, or by mail. The time is now. Help shape your future, and your community's future, by responding to the 2020 Census.

Homes will begin receiving their invitation to respond to the 2020 Census between March 12-20. These official Census Bureau mailings will include detailed information and a Census ID for completing the Census online.

During this time frame, some homes will receive a paper questionnaire (sometimes known as the census form). Please complete your form online, by phone, or by mail when your invitation to respond arrives. Visit to begin.

Sacramento County CA orders coronavirus ‘shelter in place’.  
Sacramento on Thurs-3/19 joined several other Northern California counties in formally ordering residents to remain in their homes and to only go out for essential chores - a drastic curtailment of societal functions that public health officials say is essential to reduce the spread of the coronavirus.
PHOTOS speak VOLUMES! CLICK HERE to see all of the beautiful faces who crowded the FIRST FRIDAYS scene at Seasons 52 on March 6th - WERE YOU THERE!!!
In lieu of the Coronavirus COVID-19, we will bring you updates soon as to when the next in person First Fridays Business Networking Mixer will resume in the Greater Sacramento Valley Region. We have been brainstorming behind the scenes in light of the new "shelter-in-place" just issued by Sacramento County, to possibly hold a virtual ZOOM networking session for First Fridays on Friday, April 3rd. Look for our updates on this announcement via e-blast and on Facebook.
All Highlands Community Charter School sites will be closed from Monday, March 16 through Friday, April 3. Our Spring break will still be held from Monday, April 6 through Friday, April 10. Classes will resume on Monday, April 13. CLICK HERE to see full letter from HCCS Executive Director - Murdock "Doc" Smith.
CLICK HERE for more info on Fortune School closures
In lieu of the Coronavirus COVID-19, the
10th Annual Black Physicians Forum has been rescheduled to
June 12 from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm in Sacramento
Don't miss the N'Awlins Supper Stroll Food Wine Jazz May 7th and May 9th
As many events have been either cancelled or postponed, please everyone try to remain calm, patient and understanding of the situations in which COVID-19 has placed all of us. It's a new way of life in moving forward as in just about "shelter-in-place" - LOCKDOWN mode is stretching across America. I hope you and your loved ones are having that quality time indoors that we so long for. The newsroom of HUB Magazine will continue to keep providing you with updates via our website and through our social media platform.

CHECK IT OUT! The State of California just launched a new comprehensive, consumer-friendly website and public service announcements to boost COVID-19 awareness.
CLICK HERE to download our Stay-In-The-Know - Resources/Updates - COVID19 document that we will continue to update. Remember to make good use of your time as in this resource document is a great list of THINGS TO DO while you are indoors for the next few weeks.
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Winter 2020 issue of THE HUB Mag available online and at select locations in Sacramento. SEE MORE
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