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California governor responds to Nunes on canceling school: 'We'll continue to listen to the experts'

California Gov. Gavin NewsomGavin NewsomCalifornia plans to review coronavirus vaccine independently OVERNIGHT ENERGY: EPA may violate courts with new rule extending life of unlined coal ash ponds | Trump reverses course, approving assistance for California wildfires | Climate change, national security among topics for final Trump-Biden debate Trump reverses course, approving assistance for California wildfires MORE (D) on Friday brushed aside Rep. Devin NunesDevin Gerald NunesSunday shows preview: Coronavirus cases surge in the Midwest; Trump hits campaign trail after COVID-19 Democrat Arballo gains on Nunes: internal poll Sunday shows preview: Trump COVID-19 diagnosis rocks Washington, 2020 election MORE's (R-Calif.) claim that it was "overkill" for California to cancel the rest of the school year amid the coronavirus outbreak.

“We’ll continue to listen to the experts and try to avoid some elected officials that frankly may not have the benefit of some of the insight that many of us do," Newsom told "The View" host Joy BeharJosephine (Joy) Victoria BeharJill Biden: 'Irresponsible' for people to attend Trump rallies without masks 'The View' star Behar: 'Dreaming of the day we say President Pelosi' Joy Behar says Biden should 'stay away' from more debates with Trump MORE via video call. 

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Nunes had said that schools in California could've gone back to physical classes "in two to four weeks."

Newsom hasn't officially canceled the school year in California, though earlier in the week the state's superintendent of public instruction, Tony Thurmond, said that it was likely students would not return to the classroom, but that virtual instruction would continue.

On Thursday night Nunes asserted that people should get back to work as soon as possible, despite the White House extending its social distancing advisory for all Americans until the end of April.

"We got to make sure that this money gets to the employers to keep as many people employed in this country as possible, while at the same time look for opportunities that we can get parts of this economy opened back up," he told Fox News's Sean HannitySean Patrick HannityBiden: Johnson should be 'ashamed' for suggesting family profited from their name Trafalgar chief pollster predicts Trump victory: Polls 'predominantly missing the hidden vote' Trump, Biden dial up efforts to boost early voter turnout in Florida MORE.

"Now, when I say that, that doesn't mean that we're not taking this virus seriously. This is a very contagious virus," Nunes continued. "It would have to treat it seriously, but at the same time we need to get folks back to work that can get back to work."
 
At the beginning of the week, President TrumpDonald John TrumpJudge rules to not release Russia probe documents over Trump tweets Trump and advisers considering firing FBI director after election: WaPo Obama to campaign for Biden in Florida MORE told the country to brace for a "very, very painful" two weeks. The White House's death toll projections for COVID-19 indicated that 100,000 to 240,000 Americans could die from the disease, even if social distancing and other measures prove effective.