SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — In an effort to limit coronavirus spread, the California State Assembly will hold its session at the Golden 1 Center next week.

CBS13 has learned the Sacramento Kings donated the use of the facility to the state. Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon said the arena will provide a safer, more socially-distanced space for assemblymembers and essential staff.

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“We appreciate the donation of the Golden 1 Center for our constitutionally-required organizational session. With Sacramento facing the COVID pandemic, the arena has already been involved in several civic events, including the 2020 General Election. This space will provide us with a safer, more socially-distant venue, to help keep Members, essential staff, and the public safe,” Rendon said.

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The state Senate plans to remain at the Capitol.

According to the speaker’s press secretary, the Assembly is planning for this to be a one-time usage of the area due to the “extraordinary circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

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