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Governor Newsom Announces Progress in Expanding Hospital Capacity to Fight Coming Surge in COVID-19 Cases

April 6, 2020 at 12:51 PM

At former basketball arena being transformed into an alternate care site, Governor announces state has already secured up to 4,613 additional beds to fight COVID-19 and relieve pressure on the health care delivery system...

California to Send 500 State-Owned Ventilators to the National Stockpile to Help States in Need

April 6, 2020 at 8:26 AM

SACRAMENTO –Recognizing that states like New York are experiencing immediate supply shortages as a result of COVID-19, Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that California would help meet this moment by loaning 500 stat...

Governor Newsom Signs Executive Order to Provide Expanded Access to Child Care for Essential Workers During COVID-19 Response

April 4, 2020 at 7:53 PM

Order will ensure guidance on prioritizing enrollment of children of essential critical infrastructure workers Order will suspend restrictions on access to state-subsidized child care programs Order also allows Californi...

Governor Newsom Praises California Counties for Pledge to Use Local Authority to Cancel Penalties or Charges for Property Tax Non-Payment Related to COVID-19 

April 4, 2020 at 7:06 PM

SACRAMENTO — Governor Gavin Newsom today released the below statement following the announcement of a commitment from California counties to cancel penalties and other charges for homeowners, small businesses and o...

​State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

April 4, 2020 at 5:00 PM

The California Department of Public Health today announced the most recent statistics on COVID-19.

Governor Newsom Statement on Deaths of Two Riverside County Sheriff’s Deputies

April 4, 2020 at 4:12 PM

SACRAMENTO — Governor Gavin Newsom today issued the following statement regarding the two COVID-19 related deaths of Riverside County Sheriff’s Deputy Terrell Young and Deputy David Werksman: “The deaths of these t...

Governor Newsom Launches One-Stop Website for Donations & Sales of Essential Medical Supplies in Fight Against COVID-19

April 4, 2020 at 2:00 PM

Governor also announces COVID-19 Testing Task Force to boost California’s testing capacity SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the launch of a new website, covid19supplies.ca.gov, to get critical medical s...

Governor Newsom Issues Executive Order to Expand Telehealth Services 

April 3, 2020 at 6:49 PM

Order allows health care providers to use video chats and applications to provide health services without risk of penalty Order aligns with federal Health and Human Services guidelines and waivers issued in response to C...

Governor Newsom Issues Executive Order to Protect Consumers from Price Gouging  

April 3, 2020 at 6:48 PM

Order comes in response to COVID-19 pandemic to limit price increases from sellers on critical items, such as food and medical supplies SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today signed an executive order expanding consume...

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

April 3, 2020 at 5:00 PM

The California Department of Public Health today announced the most recent statistics on COVID-19.

At Newly Converted Motel, Governor Newsom Launches Project Roomkey: A First-in-the-Nation Initiative to Secure Hotel & Motel Rooms to Protect Homeless Individuals from COVID-19

April 3, 2020 at 12:41 PM

State is securing thousands of isolation rooms in hotels and motels for extremely vulnerable individuals experiencing homelessness to help flatten the curve & preserve hospital capacity California is the first in the...

TOMORROW: Governor Newsom to Provide Update on State’s Emergency Actions to Protect Homeless Californians and Public from COVID-19

April 2, 2020 at 9:09 PM

SACRAMENTO– Governor Gavin Newsom will provide an update tomorrow in the greater Sacramento region on the state’s emergency actions to protect Californians experiencing homelessness and the public from COVID-19. Po...

Governor Newsom Statement on Death of Santa Rosa Police Detective

April 2, 2020 at 3:05 PM

SACRAMENTO — Governor Gavin Newsom today issued the following statement regarding the death of Santa Rosa Police Department Detective Marylou Armer: “Jennifer and I are terribly saddened to learn of Detective Armer...

Governor Newsom Issues Executive Order Protecting Homes, Small Businesses from Water Shutoffs  

April 2, 2020 at 2:11 PM

Order protects consumers who may be unable to pay for water service during COVID-19 crisis SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today signed an executive order that will restrict water shutoffs to homes and small businesse...

Governor Newsom Announces New Help for Small Businesses & Workers Displaced by COVID-19

April 2, 2020 at 2:02 PM

BEGINNING TOMORROW: Federal government offering first-come, first-serve loans of up to $10 million for small employers Governor Newsom announces $50 million in loan guarantees for small businesses that may not be eligibl...

Governor Newsom Issues Executive Order Providing for Expedited Resources for COVID-19 Response

April 1, 2020 at 6:47 PM

Funds will be deployed for hospital surge efforts, as well as other needs related to the COVID-19 response SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today signed an executive order that allows for the immediate use of funds to ...

Governor Newsom Announces Agreement Between Teachers, Classified Employees and School System Management to Support Student Instruction During COVID-19 Outbreak

April 1, 2020 at 3:10 PM

Labor and management organizations will work to provide students access to distance learning Governor Newsom also announces partnership with Google, which will be donating Chromebooks and 100,000 hotspots to help bridge ...

Tomorrow at Noon: Governor Newsom to Provide Update on State’s COVID-19 Response

March 31, 2020 at 4:50 PM

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom will provide an update tomorrow on the state’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak. The update will be streamed at the @CAgovernor Twitter page and California Governor Facebook page. **NO...

Governor Newsom Launches Campaign to Protect Health and Well-Being of Older Californians During COVID-19 Pandemic 

March 31, 2020 at 12:57 PM

To combat social isolation, ‘Stay Home. Save Lives. Check In.’ campaign urges all Californians to check in on vulnerable neighbors with a call, text or physically-distanced door knock In coordination with non-profit loca...

Governor Newsom Signs Executive Order Providing Relief to California Small Businesses 

March 30, 2020 at 9:07 PM

Order provides 90-day extension in state and local taxes, including sales tax Order extends licensing deadlines and requirements for a number of industries SACRAMENTO – Today, Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive or...

Tomorrow at Noon: Governor Newsom to Announce New Initiative to Help Older Californians Stay Connected While they Stay Home 

March 30, 2020 at 9:06 PM

SACRAMENTO – Tomorrow, Governor Gavin Newsom will announce the launch of an initiative to help older Californians stay connected while they stay home during the COVID-19 outbreak. **NOTE FOR MEDIA: Because of social dist...

Governor Newsom Announces California Health Corps, a Major Initiative to Expand Health Care Workforce to Fight COVID-19

March 30, 2020 at 12:05 PM

Governor signs executive order to expand health care workforce and staff at least an additional 50,000 hospital beds needed for the COVID-19 surge Medical doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists, behavioral health scient...

California’s Leading Digital and Media Platforms, Businesses and Celebrities Partner with the State to Amplify COVID-19 “Stay Home. Save Lives.” Public Awareness Campaign 

March 29, 2020 at 5:46 PM

Social media giants like Google, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter are part of the partnership aimed at raising awareness on COVID-19 safety and mitigation The partnerships include more than $6.5 million in donated or in-k...

Video Release: In Sunnyvale, Governor Newsom and Mayor Liccardo Tour Bloom Energy, Which is Refurbishing Ventilators for Use in California Hospitals During COVID-19 Outbreak 

March 28, 2020 at 5:38 PM

Governor provides briefing on California’s response to COVID-19 Businesses across California step up to help Californians address COVID-19 SUNNYVALE – Today, Governor Gavin Newson and San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo toured t...

Governor Newsom Grants Executive Clemency 3.27.20

March 27, 2020 at 6:15 PM

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that he has granted five pardons and 21 commutations. The California Constitution gives the Governor the authority to grant clemency, including in the form of a pardon o...

Governor Newsom Issues Executive Order on Judicial Council Emergency Authority 

March 27, 2020 at 6:02 PM

Order would enable California Chief Justice to take emergency actions for the state’s courts to be able to conduct business during the COVID-19 pandemic SACRAMENTO – Today, Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order...

Governor Newsom Takes Executive Action to Establish a Statewide Moratorium on Evictions 

March 27, 2020 at 1:01 PM

The order is effective immediately and will apply through May 31, 2020 Builds on the Governor’s previous executive action authorizing local governments to halt evictions SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today issued an...

Governor Newsom Statement on Federal Supplemental Stimulus Bill

March 27, 2020 at 11:03 AM

SACRAMENTO — Governor Gavin Newsom issued the following statement on the federal supplemental stimulus bill passed today: “The stimulus bill passed today will provide critical support for California to fight COVID-...

Governor Gavin Newsom Announces Major Financial Relief Package: 90-Day Mortgage Payment Relief During COVID-19 Crisis 

March 25, 2020 at 4:43 PM

Governor Newsom announces financial institutions will provide relief for vast majority of Californians Californians economically impacted by COVID-19 may receive 90-day grace periods to make mortgage payments  Financial ...

Governor Newsom Issues Executive Order on State Prisons and Juvenile Facilities in Response to the COVID-19 Outbreak

March 24, 2020 at 6:03 PM

No new commitments to state prisons or juvenile facilities will be accepted for the next 30 days Order also directs videoconferencing of all scheduled parole suitability hearings starting next month SACRAMENTO — To...

California Lanza un Nuevo Y Amigable Sitio Web Y Anuncios de Servicios Públicos para Impulsar la Concientización Sobre el COVID-19

March 23, 2020 at 11:25 AM

Nuevo sitio web del estado: www.covid19.ca.gov Los nuevos anuncios de servicios públicos incluyen a la Dra. Sonia Angell, Directora del Departamento de Salud Pública de California, y a la Cirujana General de California, ...

California Secures Presidential Major Disaster Declaration to Support State’s COVID-19 Emergency Response

March 22, 2020 at 8:21 PM

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that President Donald Trump has approved California’s request, submitted earlier today, for a presidential Major Disaster Declaration to bolster California’s COVID-19 em...

Governor Newsom Requests Presidential Major Disaster Declaration for State’s COVID-19 Response Efforts

March 22, 2020 at 2:41 PM

SACRAMENTO – In a letter to President Donald Trump, Governor Gavin Newsom today requested a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration to assist in California’s COVID-19 preparedness and emergency response efforts. The Majo...

​State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

March 22, 2020 at 12:00 AM

The California Department of Public Health today announced the most recent statistics on COVID-19.

Governor Newsom Issues Executive Order to Fight the COVID-19 Surge

March 21, 2020 at 7:40 PM

Order expands capacity to combat COVID-19 in health care facilities SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today issued an executive order that expands the state’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak. The order gives the state...

Governor Newsom Takes Action to Strengthen California’s Health Care Delivery System to Respond to COVID-19

March 21, 2020 at 1:15 PM

State leasing two hospitals to increase availability of beds for COVID-19 patients California receives shipment of medical personal protective equipment and medical supplies from the Strategic National Stockpile Video re...

Governor Newsom Signs Order to Protect Public Health by Expanding Vote-by-Mail Options and Extending Deadlines for Presidential Primary Canvass  

March 20, 2020 at 8:56 PM

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today issued an executive order to permit vote-by-mail procedures to be used in three upcoming special elections, protecting public health and safety during the COVID-19 outbreak. The o...

Governor Newsom Deploys California National Guard to Help Distribute Food at Food Banks & Protect California’s Most Vulnerable 

March 20, 2020 at 7:45 PM

Food banks are seeing a shortage in volunteers and experiencing greater need due to COVID-19  Governor calls for California food bank volunteers & launches partnership Neighbor-to-Neighbor campaign with Nextdoor.com ...

​​​State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

March 20, 2020 at 12:00 AM

The California Department of Public Health today announced the most recent statistics on COVID-19.

Governor Gavin Newsom Issues Stay at Home Order

March 19, 2020 at 7:54 PM

SACRAMENTO – Today, Governor Gavin Newsom issued a stay at home order to protect the health and well-being of all Californians and to establish consistency across the state in order to slow the spread of COVID-19. Click ...

Governor Newsom Requests President Trump Deploy USNS Mercy Hospital Ship to Port of Los Angeles

March 19, 2020 at 2:10 PM

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that he has sent a letter to President Donald Trump requesting the immediate deployment of the USNS Mercy Hospital Ship to the Port of Los Angeles through September 1, 2...

Governor Newsom Requests Federal Assistance to Support California’s Efforts to Prepare for COVID-19 Surge

March 19, 2020 at 1:54 PM

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom sent a letter today to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy reque...

Governor Newsom Takes Emergency Actions & Authorizes $150 Million in Funding to Protect Homeless Californians from COVID-19  

March 18, 2020 at 4:28 PM

California is working across government to get homeless Californians – among the most vulnerable to spread of COVID-19 – safely into shelter & housing  Governor signed executive order granting local flexibility on sp...

Governor Newsom Issues Executive Order to Suspend Standardized Testing for Students in Response to COVID-19 Outbreak

March 18, 2020 at 4:05 PM

SACRAMENTO – To reduce the strain on students, families and educators during the COVID-19 outbreak, Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order today to waive, pending federal approval, this year’s statewide testing ...

California Launches New Comprehensive, Consumer-Friendly Website and Public Service Announcements to Boost COVID-19 Awareness

March 18, 2020 at 2:41 PM

New, one-stop state website: www.covid19.ca.gov New PSAs feature California Department of Public Health Director Dr. Sonia Angell and California Surgeon General Dr. Nadine Burke Harris SACRAMENTO – California Governor Ga...

Governor Newsom Issues Executive Order to Protect Ongoing Safety Net Services for Most Vulnerable Californians During COVID-19 Outbreak

March 18, 2020 at 10:24 AM

SACRAMENTO – Taking action to ensure that California’s most vulnerable residents can continue to receive health care, food assistance and in-home supportive services in a timely manner during the COVID-19 outbreak, Gover...

Governor Newsom Signs Executive Order to Allow Timely Delivery of Vital Goods During COVID-19 Outbreak  

March 17, 2020 at 10:44 PM

SACRAMENTO – Taking action to ensure that key commodities can be delivered to California retailers in a timely manner during the COVID-19 outbreak, Governor Gavin Newsom today signed an executive order to ease restrictio...

California Releases New COVID-19 Guidance for K-12 Schools 

March 17, 2020 at 6:57 PM

State Partners, Including the California Department of Education and Health and Human Services Agency, Issue Guidance to Help Schools Prepare to Provide Distance Learning, School Meals, Services for Students with Disabil...

Governor Newsom Places National Guard Personnel on Alert to Support COVID-19 Community Readiness 

March 17, 2020 at 6:20 PM

SACRAMENTO – Following through on his commitment to mobilize state personnel and assets to protect local communities and fight the spread of COVID-19, Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that he has placed the Californ...

Governor Newsom Signs Emergency Legislation to Fight COVID-19 

March 17, 2020 at 5:58 PM

$1.1 billion in emergency funding can now be used to increase hospital capacity, clean schools and protect those most vulnerable to the diseas In just one day, members of California Legislature came together and unanimou...

California Requests Federal Government Waiver to Cover Medi-Cal Recipients and Expand Tele-Health Options

March 17, 2020 at 5:52 PM

California asks for federal 1135 waiver to provide care to 13 million Medi-Cal recipients SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that the state has asked federal officials to make it easier for California to ...

​State Health & Emergency Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

March 17, 2020 at 12:00 AM

The California Department of Public Health today announced the most recent statistics on COVID-19.

Governor Newsom Issues Executive Order to Protect Renters and Homeowners During COVID-19 Pandemic

March 16, 2020 at 7:12 PM

The Executive Order authorizes local governments to halt evictions, slows foreclosures, and protects against utility shut offs SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today issued an executive order that authorizes local gove...

California Issues Directive to Fight COVID-19 

March 16, 2020 at 6:52 PM

Updated California Health Guidance: Seniors and COVID-19 vulnerable residents directed to home isolate Governor Newsom issues Executive Order redirecting California agencies to protect licensed facilities, staff & re...

Governor Newsom Asks Legislature for Emergency Legislative Action to Fight COVID-19

March 16, 2020 at 2:45 PM

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom sent the following letter to the California Legislature today asking for emergency legislative action to fight COVID-19. The text of the letter can be found here and below: March 16, 20...

​State Health & Emergency Officials Release Guidance to Prevent the Transmission of COVID-19 in Food and Beverage Venues

March 16, 2020 at 12:00 AM

Today California officials issued guidance regarding retail food, beverage and other service venues.

​​State Health & Emergency Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts 

March 15, 2020 at 12:00 AM

The California Department of Public Health today announced the most recent statistics on COVID-19.

​​State Health & Emergency Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

March 14, 2020 at 12:00 AM

The California Department of Public Health today announced the most recent statistics on COVID-19.

Governor Newsom Signs Executive Order Ensuring State Funding for Schools Even in Event of Physical Closure

March 13, 2020 at 5:00 PM

Order mandates that school districts use dollars to fund distance learning and high quality educational opportunities, safely provide school meals, and arrange for the supervision of students during school hours Order re...

​State Health & Emergency Officials Release Guidance to Prevent the Transmission of COVID-19 in Gambling Venues, Theme Parks and Theaters

March 13, 2020 at 12:00 AM

Today California officials issued guidance regarding gambling venues, theme parks and theaters.

​State Health & Emergency Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

March 13, 2020 at 12:00 AM

The California Department of Public Health today announced the most recent statistics on COVID-19.

Governor Newsom Statement on Disney Agreeing to Close California Parks

March 12, 2020 at 1:43 PM

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today issued the below statement following the announcement that Disney will close its California parks to protect public health and slow the spread of COVID-19: “Late last night, Calif...

Governor Newsom Issues New Executive Order Further Enhancing State and Local Government’s Ability to Respond to COVID-19 Pandemic

March 12, 2020 at 11:24 AM

Directs Californians to follow public health directives including canceling large gatherings more than 250 people Order removes waiting period for unemployment and disability insurance for Californians who lose work as a...

California Public Health Experts: Mass Gatherings Should be Postponed or Canceled Statewide to Slow the Spread of COVID-19

March 11, 2020 at 10:59 PM

State public health experts announce that gatherings with 250 people or more should be rescheduled or canceled Smaller gatherings can proceed if organizers implement 6 feet of social distancing SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavi...

State Health & Emergency Officials Release Guidance to Prepare and Protect Homeless Californians and Service Providers from COVID-19

March 11, 2020 at 12:00 AM

Today California officials issued guidance to protect individuals experiencing homelessness, and the volunteers and employees of homeless assistance providers who serve this vulnerable population from the spread of COVID...

​State Health & Emergency Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

March 10, 2020 at 12:00 AM

The California Department of Public Health today announced the most recent statistics on COVID-19.

​State Health & Emergency Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

March 6, 2020 at 12:00 AM

– The California Department of Public Health today announced the most recent statistics on COVID-19.

​Governor Newsom, State Health Officials Announce More than 22 Million Californians Now Eligible for Free Medically Necessary COVID-19 Testing

March 5, 2020 at 12:00 AM

Today, under the direction of Governor Gavin Newsom, the Department of Managed Health Care directed all commercial and Medi-Cal health plans regulated by the Department to immediately reduce cost-sharing to zero for all ...

State Health & Emergency Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

March 4, 2020 at 12:00 AM

The California Department of Public Health today announced the most recent statistics on COVID-19. California now has 53 confirmed cases, and one of those patients has died, according to Placer County health officials.

​Governor Newsom, State Health & Emergency Officials Announce Release of Millions of N95 Filtering Facepiece Masks for Use in Low-Risk Health Settings to Address Shortages Caused by COVID-19

March 3, 2020 at 12:00 AM

As the spread of COVID19 has caused nationwide shortages of respirator face masks for medical professionals, the California Department of Public Health is taking steps to protect health care professionals on the frontlin...

​State Health & Emergency Officials Ramp up Response 

March 2, 2020 at 12:00 AM

As the spread of COVID19, the disease caused by novel coronavirus, continues worldwide, the State of California today announced a broad series of new actions designed to protect public health and safety.

​COVID-19 Testing Kits Arrive at State Public Health Laboratories

February 28, 2020 at 12:00 AM

The California Department of Public Health announced today that new CDC test kits used to detect Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) now available in California can be used to do diagnostic testing in the community.

​Santa Clara County Announces Positive Test for COVID-19

February 28, 2020 at 12:00 AM

Today, local health officials in Santa Clara County announced an individual tested positive for COVID-19.

CDC Confirms Possible First Instance of COVID-19 Community Transmission in California

February 26, 2020 at 12:00 AM

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today confirmed a possible first case of person-to-person transmission of COVID-19 in California in the general public.

CDPH and a Network of Labs Prepare to Begin Novel Coronavirus Testing in California

February 6, 2020 at 12:00 AM

The California Department of Public Health announced today that 16 laboratories, including the state’s Viral and Rickettsial Disease Laboratory in Richmond, California, will soon be able to perform testing for the novel ...

Six Confirmed Cases of Novel Coronavirus in California​

February 2, 2020 at 12:00 AM

The California Department of Public Health has been informed of a new case of confirmed novel coronavirus 2019 in Santa Clara County.

Three Confirmed Cases of Novel Coronavirus in California

January 31, 2020 at 12:00 AM

The California Department of Public Health has been informed that one person in Santa Clara County has tested positive for novel coronavirus 2019.

Two Confirmed Cases of Novel Coronavirus in California

January 26, 2020 at 12:00 AM

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has been informed that one individual in Los Angeles County and one individual in Orange County have tested positive for novel coronavirus 2019 (nCoV-2019).

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