The state Senate and House canceled a voting session that had been scheduled for Thursday and all committee hearings that had been set for Wednesday and Thursday.
Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey, a Clarklake Republican, encouraged caucus members to be tested.
“We all wish Senator Barrett a speedy recovery” he said in a statement.
In July, a coronavirus outbreak in the California Legislature delayed the return from a scheduled summer recess. Many state legislatures shut down earlier this year as the pandemic took hold, but many eventually returned to work, with restrictions in place to limit the spread of the virus.
Thursday was when legislators might have voted on bills related to the start of the school year, including proposed changes to redefine “attendance” so that students would not have to be physically present in schools during the pandemic and limiting snow day forgiveness so that distance learning is done instead.
One controversial part of the plan approved by House…