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Governor Newsom Launches “Wear a Mask” Public Awareness Campaign in Response to Surge in COVID-19 Cases

July 2, 2020 at 1:28 PM

Campaign will launch ahead of the Fourth of July weekend in English and Spanish SACRAMENTO — As COVID-19 cases rise throughout the state and in advance of the Fourth of July weekend, Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the “Wear A Mask” public awareness campaign encouraging Californians to use face coverings – one of the best ways people […]

​State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

July 1, 2020 at 5:00 PM

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

California Public Health Officials Warn Against Gathering for Fourth of July Weekend

July 1, 2020 at 5:00 PM

The California Department of Public Health Director and State Public Health Officer Dr. Sonia Angell issued the following statement today warning Californians not to gather with family, friends and loved ones this Fourth of July weekend to help slow the spread of COVID19 in our communities:

Governor Newsom Signs Executive Order on Actions in Response to COVID-19  6.30.20

June 30, 2020 at 8:00 PM

SACRAMENTO — Governor Gavin Newsom today issued an executive order extending authorization for local governments to halt evictions for renters impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, through September 30. The order also addresses a variety of issues in response to the pandemic, by extending provisions in earlier orders which allow adults to obtain marriage licenses via videoconferencing […]

Governor Newsom Visits Project Roomkey Site in Bay Area to Announce “Homekey,” the Next Phase in State’s COVID-19 Response to Protect Homeless Californians

June 30, 2020 at 2:06 PM

State effort has served an estimated 14,200 individuals in three months 15,679 hotel and motel rooms and 1,345 trailers for extremely vulnerable individuals experiencing homelessness to help flatten the curve & preserve hospital capacity Governor announces Homekey, the next phase of COVID-19 response to protect homeless Californians State and counties will spend upwards of $1 […]

Governor Newsom Signs 2020 Budget Act

June 29, 2020 at 7:00 PM

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today signed the 2020 Budget Act – a $202.1 billion spending plan that strengthens emergency response, protects public health and safety, and promotes economic recovery while closing a $54.3 billion budget shortfall caused by the COVID-19 recession. “In the face of a global pandemic that has also caused a recession across […]

Governor Newsom Announces Appointments 6.29.20

June 29, 2020 at 4:56 PM

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the following appointments: Scott M. Dosick, 49, of Sacramento, has been appointed deputy director of the California Competes Tax Credit Program at the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development, where he has served as assistant deputy director since 2014. Dosick was owner at Capital Pathways LLC from 2005 to 2014. […]

​State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

June 27, 2020 at 5:00 PM

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

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

June 26, 2020 at 5:00 PM

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

Governor Newsom Unveils California COVID Assessment Tool, an Open-Source “Model of Models” that Will Allow Scientists, Researchers, and Public to Access the Most Current COVID-19 Data and Model Future Scenarios

June 25, 2020 at 2:39 PM

Governor is also directing state agencies and departments to make accessible nearly all COVID-19 data and information SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today released tools, technology, and data that will allow scientists, researchers, technologists, and all Californians to better understand the impact of COVID-19. This includes the California COVID Assessment Tool, or CalCAT, a “model of […]

Governor Newsom Declares Budget Emergency to Support State’s Response to COVID-19

June 25, 2020 at 9:23 AM

SACRAMENTO — Governor Gavin Newsom today issued a proclamation of a budget emergency to make additional resources available to fund the state’s ongoing emergency response to the COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring the availability of funding for personal protective equipment, medical equipment and other expenditures as necessary to support a potential hospital surge and provide necessary services to vulnerable populations. Today’s […]

Governor Newsom Signs Executive Order on Actions in Response to COVID-19  6.22.20

June 22, 2020 at 5:43 PM

SACRAMENTO — Governor Gavin Newsom today signed an executive order in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The order extends a waiver that allows retailers to temporarily pause in-store redemption of beverage containers to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The order also temporarily suspends the requirement for recycling centers to hold a minimum number of hours of […]

​State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

June 22, 2020 at 5:00 PM

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

Governor Newsom, Senate President pro Tempore Atkins and Assembly Speaker Rendon Issue Statement on Budget Agreement

June 22, 2020 at 9:47 AM

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom, Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon today announced that they have reached an agreement on the 2020-21 state budget: “The COVID-19 global pandemic has caused a sudden and dramatic change in our nation’s and state’s economic outlook – and has had a cascading effect on […]

​State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

June 19, 2020 at 5:00 PM

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

Governor Newsom Helps Prepare Meals at Sacramento Restaurant as Part of Great Plates Delivered Program

June 19, 2020 at 3:24 PM

Over 1.5 million meals delivered to date to help older Californians and others stay safe during the pandemic First-in-the-nation program supports thousands of restaurant jobs across the state SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today visited Queen Sheba Ethiopian Cuisine in Sacramento, where he helped prepare meals for Great Plates Delivered — a first-in-the-nation program that partners with […]

First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom and California State Library Launch Five-Week Summer Reading Challenge 

June 17, 2020 at 11:21 AM

SACRAMENTO — First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom today launched a five-week summer reading challenge designed to keep California’s families learning and engaged by “checking out” their community libraries. Families are encouraged to sign up for their local libraries’ summer reading programs, track the books they’re reading and share their progress on social media using the hashtag #CASummerReading. […]

Governor Newsom Signs Executive Order on Actions in Response to COVID-19  6.15.20

June 15, 2020 at 7:48 PM

SACRAMENTO — Governor Gavin Newsom today signed an executive order addressing a variety of issues in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The order extends waivers temporarily broadening the capability of counties to enroll persons into the California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) program, allowing for self-attestation of pregnancy and conditions of eligibility, and waiving in-person […]

Governor’s Task Force on Business and Jobs Recovery Calls for Equitable Solutions for California and the Nation

June 15, 2020 at 4:24 PM

Members urge business and civic leaders to take action to build a more inclusive, resilient economy SACRAMENTO — Members of Governor Gavin Newsom’s Task Force on Business and Jobs Recovery today issued an open letter calling out the insidious effects of structural racism across society, including the economy, and urging business and civic leaders to take a stand against injustice as the state […]

California Public Health Officials Provide COVID-19 Update

June 11, 2020 at 5:00 PM

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

​State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

June 8, 2020 at 5:00 PM

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

Governor Newsom Announces Federal Health and Safety Certification of Life-Saving N95 Masks 

June 8, 2020 at 3:45 PM

BYD North America will begin shipping 150 million N95 masks to the state in the coming days for distribution to front-line workers N95 masks come in addition to the 110 million surgical masks from BYD that California has already distributed to help sectors reopen safely SACRAMENTO – Following through on California’s commitment to create a […]

Governor Newsom Signs Executive Order on Actions in Response to COVID-19 6.5.20

June 5, 2020 at 8:55 PM

Order will help increase the availability of hand sanitizer and medical devices during the pandemic SACRAMENTO — Governor Gavin Newsom today signed an executive order that will help increase the availability of over-the-counter drugs, such as hand sanitizer, and medical devices, such as respirators, ventilators and masks, which are in demand due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The order […]

Governor Newsom Statement on Death of El Centro Police Officer

June 5, 2020 at 6:42 PM

SACRAMENTO — Governor Gavin Newsom today issued the following statement regarding the death of El Centro Police Department Officer Efren Coronel: “Jennifer and I extend our heartfelt condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of Officer Coronel. The death of this law enforcement hero is a painful and real reminder of the risks these women and men […]

Governor Newsom Signs Executive Order on Safe, Secure and Accessible General Election in November

June 3, 2020 at 10:27 AM

Proclaims statewide General Election on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 SACRAMENTO — Governor Gavin Newsom today issued a proclamation declaring a statewide General Election on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, and signed an executive order to ensure that Californians can exercise their right to vote in a safe, secure and accessible manner during the upcoming election. “We are committed […]

​State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

June 2, 2020 at 5:00 PM

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

Governor Newsom Issues Proclamation Declaring Immigrant Heritage Month 6.1.20

June 1, 2020 at 2:49 PM

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today issued a proclamation declaring June, 2020, as “Immigrant Heritage Month” in the State of California. The text of the proclamation is below: PROCLAMATION The ties that bind immigrant families to California are part of the fabric of our state. During Immigrant Heritage Month, we honor and celebrate the many […]

​State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

May 30, 2020 at 5:00 PM

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

Governor Newsom Signs Executive Order on Actions in Response to COVID-19 5.29.20

May 29, 2020 at 8:06 PM

SACRAMENTO — Governor Gavin Newsom today issued an executive order extending authorization for local governments to halt evictions for renters impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, through July 28. The order also addresses a variety of issues in response to the pandemic, by extending the waiver permitting the Department of Motor Vehicles to allow for mail-in renewals […]

Governor Newsom and First Partner Siebel Newsom Announce New and Expanded Support for Victims of Domestic Violence

May 29, 2020 at 2:39 PM

State expanding capacity for Californians to text 911 for emergency services – a critical tool for domestic violence victims. 75% of California now covered New public and private funding for organizations addressing domestic violence and the role of women in rebuilding our economy Partnerships with private sector to support survivors fleeing violence SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin […]

Governor Newsom Issues Proclamation Declaring Memorial Day Following Visit to Yountville Veterans Home to Highlight State Efforts to Protect Veterans from COVID-19

May 23, 2020 at 10:03 AM

California Department of Veterans Affairs implemented early plan to prepare for and reduce risk of COVID-19 California was among the first states to halt visits to veterans homes No active resident cases in California’s state-run veterans homes, and only 3 of 2,400 residents have tested positive for COVID-19 since start of crisis SACRAMENTO– Governor Gavin Newsom […]

El Gobernador Newsom Lanza California Connected- El Programa Estatal de Rastreo de Contactos de y Campaña de Concientización

May 22, 2020 at 3:13 PM

El Gobernador les pide a los californianos que contesten la llamada para ayudar a mantener saludables a nuestras familias y comunidades y así seguir en el camino hacia la reapertura SACRAMENTO – Como parte de los esfuerzos de detener la propagación del COVID-19, el Gobernador Gavin Newsom lanzó hoy California Connected, el programa estatal de rastreo […]

Governor Newsom Launches California Connected – California’s Contact Tracing Program and Public Awareness Campaign

May 22, 2020 at 11:08 AM

Governor asks Californians to answer the call to help keep our families and communities healthy and on the path to reopening SACRAMENTO – In the ongoing efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, Governor Gavin Newsom today launched California Connected, the state’s comprehensive contact tracing program and public awareness campaign. As part of California Connected, […]

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

May 21, 2020 at 5:00 PM

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

Today: Governor Newsom to Host Roundtable with Californians who Work in Film & Television Industry

May 21, 2020 at 12:26 PM

Conversation is third in his Economic Recovery & Reinvention Listening Tour SACRAMENTO – Continuing the Economic Recovery & Reinvention Listening Tour, Governor Gavin Newsom will host a digital roundtable today with Californians who work in the film and television industry. The participants will share how they are dealing with the COVID-19 crisis, how they are […]

Governor Newsom Signs Executive Order on Actions in Response to COVID-19  

May 19, 2020 at 7:53 PM

SACRAMENTO — Governor Gavin Newsom today issued an executive order addressing a variety of issues in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The order helps ease the strain on domestic violence service providers by waiving the 10 percent cash or in-kind matching requirements for state grants awarded to these organizations. The order also waives the deadline to […]

​State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

May 19, 2020 at 5:00 PM

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

Governor’s Task Force on Business and Jobs Recovery Urges Congress to Pass Emergency Relief for State & Local Governments

May 19, 2020 at 9:35 AM

Top California economic leaders: Federal relief for state and local governments will be critical for restarting our economy, creating consumer confidence and more quickly reopening businesses SACRAMENTO – Members of Governor Gavin Newsom’s Task Force on Business and Jobs Recovery sent a letter to congressional leaders asking them pass $1 trillion in direct relief for state and local governments – […]

​Staying Safe & Getting Vaccinated During the Pandemic

May 17, 2020 at 5:00 PM

The statewide Stay-at-Home order has helped slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic....

​State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

May 16, 2020 at 5:00 PM

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

Governor Newsom Statement on HEROES Act Vote

May 15, 2020 at 6:49 PM

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today issued the following statement following the House’s vote on the HEROES Act: “The COVID-19 global pandemic has caused a national recession, and cities and states across the country cannot weather this storm alone. Even states like California that boasted record reserves after years of prudent spending decisions are facing deep […]

California Workers, Businesses & Community Organizations Join Governor Newsom, State Legislative Leaders’ Call for Federal Relief 

May 15, 2020 at 4:59 PM

SACRAMENTO – Labor, business and civic leaders from throughout California joined Governor Gavin Newsom and state legislative leaders’ call for the federal government to provide relief to states and cities: California Professional Firefighters: “Our members are on the front lines risking their lives and health responding to the COVID-19 pandemic crisis in their communities. The funding and […]

Governor Newsom Submits May Revision Budget Proposal to Legislature 5.14.20

May 14, 2020 at 12:26 PM

SACRAMENTO – In the face of a global health crisis that has triggered a global financial crisis, Governor Gavin Newsom today submitted his 2020-21 May Revision budget proposal to the Legislature – a balanced plan to close a budget gap of more than $54 billion brought on swiftly by the COVID-19 recession. “COVID-19 has caused California […]

Governor Newsom Announces California has Conducted Over 1 Million Diagnostic Tests for COVID-19 as Testing Capacity Ramps Up 

May 12, 2020 at 1:27 PM

State’s testing capacity has increased, with an average of more than 35,000 tests conducted daily Governor allows pharmacists to collect test specimens and order tests SACRAMENTO – As a result of California scaling up its COVID-19 testing capacity in recent weeks, Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that more than 1 million diagnostic tests for the […]

Governor Newsom Issues Proclamation Declaring Older Californians Month

May 12, 2020 at 9:43 AM

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom issued the following proclamation declaring May 2020, as “Older Californians Month” in the State of California. A copy and the text of the proclamation is below: PROCLAMATION The State of California includes over 5.3 million residents age 65 and older who enrich our communities and our families through diverse life […]

Western States Pact Urges Federal Support for States and Cities Responding to COVID-19 Pandemic

May 11, 2020 at 12:38 PM

Senate President Pro Tempore Atkins, Assembly Speaker Rendon, Assembly Minority Leader Waldron all join call for federal support SACRAMENTO — In a letter to Congressional leadership today, governors and legislative leaders from five western states requested $1 trillion in direct and flexible relief to states and local governments in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic in […]

​State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

May 8, 2020 at 5:00 PM

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

Governor Newsom Issues Executive Order on Extending Deadlines Impacted by COVID-19

May 8, 2020 at 1:13 PM

SACRAMENTO — Governor Gavin Newsom today issued an executive order that extends some critical deadlines that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The executive order extends deadlines for certification requirements for public school project inspectors who previously passed an initial evaluation, as well as Certified Access Specialists who ensure compliance with disability access in properties […]

Governor Newsom Issues Executive Order to Protect Public Health by Mailing Every Registered Voter a Ballot Ahead of the November General Election 

May 8, 2020 at 12:52 PM

SACRAMENTO — Recognizing the threat COVID-19 continues to pose to public health, Governor Gavin Newsom today signed an executive order to ensure that Californians can exercise their right to vote in a safe and accessible manner during the General Election this November. The order requires that each county’s elections officials send vote-by-mail ballots for the November […]

Governor Newsom Releases Updated Industry Guidance

May 7, 2020 at 3:05 PM

Guidance will help drive reopening for some sectors – including retail, manufacturing and logistics – with modifications, beginning Friday, May 8 Regional variance allows for counties to move further into Stage 2 when they attest to meeting certain criteria SACRAMENTO – Following up on the state’s announcement that it will begin modifying the stay at […]

Governor Newsom Issues Proclamation Declaring Day of Prayer 5.7.20

May 7, 2020 at 8:50 AM

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today issued a proclamation declaring May 7, 2020, as a “Day of Prayer” in the State of California. The text of the proclamation is below:  PROCLAMATION Today, we observe the National Day of Prayer amid historic challenges. The COVID-19 pandemic has no doubt changed the way many Californians practice their faith. […]

Governor Newsom Announces Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Workers who Contract COVID-19 During Stay at Home Order

May 6, 2020 at 3:28 PM

Benefit will be available for diagnosed workers working outside their homes Presumption will be workers contracted the virus at work; employers will have chance to rebut Governor also signed executive order waiving penalties on property taxes for residents and small businesses experiencing economic hardship based on COVID-19; order also extends deadline for filing property tax […]

​State Launches CA COVID-19 Testing Sites Website

May 5, 2020 at 5:00 PM

State officials today launched an interactive website to help Californians find COVID-19 community testing sites near them....

Governor Newsom Provides Update on California’s Progress Toward Stage 2 Reopening

May 4, 2020 at 3:04 PM

Governor issues Report Card on state’s progress in fighting COVID-19 Governor’s Report Card indicates California will be prepared to move into the early phase of Stage 2 of reopening this Friday, May 8  Stage 2 allows gradual reopening of lower-risk workplaces with adaptations including bookstores, clothing stores, florists and sporting goods stores, with modifications  Governor […]

​State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

May 2, 2020 at 5:00 PM

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

Governor Newsom Signs Executive Order on CalWORKs

May 1, 2020 at 5:23 PM

SACRAMENTO — Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order today that temporarily broadens the capability of counties to enroll persons into the California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) program using various eligibility verification methods due to social distancing requirements. The provisions allow for temporary self-attestation of pregnancy and conditions of eligibility, and waive in-person […]

On International Workers’ Day, Governor Newsom Celebrates Essential Workers and Highlights Actions California has Taken to Help All Workers Affected by COVID-19

May 1, 2020 at 2:48 PM

SACRAMENTO — On International Workers’ Day, Governor Gavin Newsom today recognized the contributions and sacrifice of California’s essential workforce, including health care workers, farmworkers, grocery workers, teachers, care givers and countless others keeping the state operating during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Governor highlighted state resources available for essential workers and resources for those who may have […]

Governor Newsom Signs Executive Order on Marriages 

April 30, 2020 at 5:12 PM

SACRAMENTO — Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order today that will allow adults to obtain marriage licenses via videoconferencing rather than in person amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the executive order, adults will be able to obtain a marriage license, at the discretion of their local county clerk, through videoconferencing, as long as both adults […]

Governor Newsom Announces New Online Portal to Help Parents Find Local and Convenient Child Care Options

April 30, 2020 at 3:33 PM

covid19.ca.gov/childcare provides convenient access to safe and reliable child care options for working parents, including essential workers and vulnerable populations Announcement builds on previous executive action the Governor has taken to expand child care subsidies and after-school programs for essential workers SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced a new portal to help parents, including essential […]

Governor Newsom Announces Expansion of Farm to Family Program and New Initiatives to Combat Food Insecurity

April 29, 2020 at 3:31 PM

State expands Farm to Family program to help meet the growing demand at California food banks Philanthropy commits to $15 million campaign to fund Farm to Family program through the end of the year Governor highlights expansion of CalFresh and EBT programs, including new Pandemic-EBT, and EBT for online purchasing SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom […]

Governor Newsom Issues Proclamation Declaring Workers’ Memorial Day 4.28.20

April 28, 2020 at 1:18 PM

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today issued a proclamation declaring April 28, 2020 as “Workers’ Memorial Day” in the State of California. The text of the proclamation is below: PROCLAMATION Workers’ Memorial Day is a time to remember the men and women who have lost their lives on the job and renew our commitment to […]

Colorado & Nevada Join California, Oregon & Washington in Western States Pact

April 27, 2020 at 11:42 AM

Western state Governors: Health outcomes and science – not politics – will guide decisions to modify stay at home orders SACRAMENTO – Colorado Governor Jared Polis and Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak today announced their respective states are joining California, Oregon and Washington in the Western States Pact – a working group of Western state governors […]

Governor Newsom Announces Initiatives to Support Older Californians During COVID-19 Pandemic  

April 24, 2020 at 1:21 PM

First-in-the-nation program will partner with local restaurants to prepare meals for older Californians Social Bridging Project will mobilize 1,000 callers to check in on older Californians Friendship Line California is expanding to serve older Californians statewide SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced a series of initiatives to support vulnerable older Californians who are isolating at home during […]

Governor Newsom Statement on Passage of Federal Interim Emergency Stimulus Bill 

April 23, 2020 at 6:30 PM

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom issued the below statement today following the passage of the federal interim emergency stimulus bill: “I applaud the efforts of Speaker Pelosi and House and Senate leadership in securing passage of an interim emergency funding package on Thursday. This bill will provide further, critical support for 40 million Californians to continue […]

Governor Newsom Signs Executive Order on Actions in Response to COVID-19  

April 23, 2020 at 5:40 PM

SACRAMENTO — Governor Gavin Newsom today issued an executive order addressing a variety of issues in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of the issues addressed in the executive order include granting a 60-day extension for customers on several Department of Motor Vehicles deadlines, including for recently expired drivers’ licenses and identification cards, to reflect […]

Governor Newsom Provides Flexibility to Medi-Cal Providers and the Department of Health Care Services for Continuity of Service Amidst COVID-19

April 23, 2020 at 5:18 PM

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today issued an executive order that will give flexibility to the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) and Medi-Cal providers on a variety of deadlines and requirements to ensure continuity of service to patients and customers is not impacted by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The executive order will […]

Governor Newsom Issues Executive Order Empowering Schools to Focus on COVID-19 Response and Transparency 

April 23, 2020 at 5:09 PM

Local educational agencies, including school districts, will publish a written report to their communities that explains how they have responded to COVID-19, including steps they have taken to deliver distance learning and meet the needs of disadvantaged students  Order extends the deadlines for completing annual planning processes to enable local educational agencies to prioritize more exigent needs  […]

Governor Newsom Announces Additional Relief for Californians Impacted by COVID-19

April 23, 2020 at 4:07 PM

Announces deal to expand student loan relief for 1.1. million Californians Governor also signs an executive order to stop debt collectors from garnishing individual COVID-19-related financial assistance SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that most private student loan servicers have agreed to provide payment and other relief to borrowers, including more than 1.1 million Californians […]

Governor Newsom Announces Plan to Resume Delayed Health Care that was Deferred as Hospitals Prepared for COVID-19 Surge

April 22, 2020 at 2:04 PM

Decision based on progress toward preparing California’s hospitals and health care delivery system for a COVID-19 surge in patients – one of California’s six indicators to gradually modify state’s stay-at-home order State also announces plans to add at least an additional 80 testing sites, mainly in underserved communities; train up to 10,000 contact tracers SACRAMENTO […]

Governor Gavin Newsom Launches #CaliforniansForAll Service Initiative

April 21, 2020 at 4:33 PM

Initiative will build on California Volunteers’ efforts to establish a volunteer corps to help with the state’s response during COVID-19 Interested volunteers can visit CaliforniansForAll.ca.gov SACRAMENTO – With COVID-19 creating a critical need for community support and volunteers across the state, Governor Gavin Newsom today announced California Volunteers’ #CaliforniansForAll service initiative to connect Californians with safe […]

Governor Newsom Announces Cross-Sector Partnerships to Support Distance Learning and Bridge the Digital Divide

April 20, 2020 at 1:57 PM

Governor announces commitments from companies, business leaders, and philanthropists to provide Internet access for hundreds of thousands of households and laptops, Chromebooks, and tablets for over 70,000 students The California Public Utilities Commission will make $30 million available to help school districts ensure that families have Internet access and computing devices for distance learning The […]

Governor Newsom Visits Project Roomkey Site in Santa Clara County to Highlight Progress on the State’s Initiative to Protect Homeless Individuals from COVID-19

April 18, 2020 at 1:57 PM

State effort has secured 10,974 hotel and motel rooms and 1,133 trailers for extremely vulnerable individuals experiencing homelessness, to help flatten the curve and preserve hospital capacity State negotiated master agreement template with Motel 6 which counties can now use to access these facilities for Project Roomkey California was the first in the nation to […]

Governor Newsom Signs Executive Order on Foster Youth Services in Response to COVID-19 

April 17, 2020 at 10:48 PM

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today signed an executive order that allows for temporary waivers to certain foster youth programs to ensure continuity of care in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The executive order will allow county child welfare agencies and probation departments to perform necessary functions using alternative processes other than face-to-face interactions. This […]

​State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

April 17, 2020 at 5:00 PM

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

Governor Newsom Taps California Business, Labor, Health Care and Community Leaders for New Task Force on Business and Jobs Recovery

April 17, 2020 at 3:42 PM

Governor appoints business and civic leader Tom Steyer Chief Advisor to the Governor on Business and Jobs Recovery Task Force will be co-chaired by Governor’s Chief of Staff Ann O’Leary and Steyer Brings together Californians from across diverse range of the state’s economy to develop recommendations for a plan that works for all Californians, with […]

Governor Newsom Signs Executive Order on Actions in Response to COVID-19 

April 16, 2020 at 8:18 PM

The order addresses upcoming admissions criteria for the CSU system, background checks for essential workers, and deadline extensions to real estate licenses, to name a few SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today signed an executive order addressing a variety of issues in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including adjusting admissions requirements for the California State […]

Governor Newsom Announces Paid Sick Leave Benefits for Food Sector Workers Impacted by COVID-19, Additional Protections for Consumers

April 16, 2020 at 2:05 PM

Governor’s Executive Order will benefit workers in grocery stores and fast food chains, and delivery drivers Order will give two weeks of supplemental paid sick leave to certain food sector workers if they are subject to a quarantine or isolation order or medical directive Order also calls for increased hand-washing measures at food facilities to […]

El Gobernador Newsom anuncia nuevas iniciativas para apoyar a los trabajadores californianos afectados por COVID-19

April 15, 2020 at 11:18 PM

El Gobernador anuncia una nueva iniciativa para extender los horarios de los centros de atención al cliente del Departamento del Desarrollo del Empleo (EDD) para asistir mejor a los californianos con sus solicitudes del Seguro de Desempleo Además, el EDD implementará ventanillas únicas para aquellos que soliciten Asistencia de Desempleo por la Pandemia, incluyendo los […]

​State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

April 15, 2020 at 5:00 PM

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

Governor Newsom Announces New Initiatives to Support California Workers Impacted by COVID-19

April 15, 2020 at 12:28 PM

Governor announces new initiative to expand call center hours at the Employment Development Department to better assist Californians with unemployment insurance applications EDD will also implement a one-stop shop for those applying for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance, including the self-employed and independent contractors Governor announces $75 million in statewide Disaster Relief Assistance funding to provide financial […]

Governor Newsom Signs Executive Order on Division of Juvenile Justice Discharge and Reentry Process

April 14, 2020 at 5:01 PM

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today signed an executive order that addresses the release and reentry process at the Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, so that eligible youth serving time at DJJ can be discharged safely and expeditiously. The executive order calls for all discharge and reentry hearings to be […]

Governor Newsom Outlines Six Critical Indicators the State will Consider Before Modifying the Stay-at-Home Order and Other COVID-19 Interventions

April 14, 2020 at 12:01 PM

VIEW HERE: Governor unveils six key indicators that will be considered before modifying state’s stay-at-home order SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today unveiled six key indicators that will guide California’s thinking for when and how to modify the stay-at-home and other orders during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Governor noted that the progress in flattening the curve, increased […]

​​​​State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts​

April 13, 2020 at 5:00 PM

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

Governor Newsom Announces $42 Million to Protect Foster Youth and Families Impacted by COVID-19

April 13, 2020 at 3:38 PM

California is investing $42 million to protect vulnerable younger Californians $27.8 million to help families stay together Nearly $7 million will support overtime and additional outreach by county social workers to foster family caregivers at higher risk of COVID-19 $3 million will fund Family Resource Centers and provide direct support and services to foster families […]

California, Oregon & Washington Announce Western States Pact

April 13, 2020 at 12:20 PM

West Coast states agree region will move toward reopening based on health outcomes SACRAMENTO — Today, California Governor Gavin Newsom, Oregon Governor Kate Brown and Washington Governor Jay Inslee announced an agreement on a shared vision for reopening their economies and controlling COVID-19 into the future. Joint statement from the Governors: COVID-19 has preyed upon our […]

Governor Newsom Announces Release of $100 Million to Support Child Care Services for Essential Workers and Vulnerable Populations 

April 10, 2020 at 4:39 PM

This critical funding will be deployed to pay for up to 20,000 limited-term additional child care slots   Funding is part of SB 89, emergency legislation the Governor signed last month to provide up to $1 billion in funding to help California fight the COVID-19 pandemic SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the release of $100 […]

Governor Newsom Outlines Steps to Protect Residents and Employees of California Nursing Home & Residential Care Facilities 

April 10, 2020 at 3:37 PM

To protect the most vulnerable Californians, the state issued early guidance to prepare facilities for COVID-19, including by limiting visitors and training staff on infection control California has retrained 600 nurses to support facility compliance with COVID-19 guidance and to assist facilities with positive cases State staff calls each facility daily to understand needs and get […]

Governor Newsom Signs Executive Order on Upcoming Elections

April 9, 2020 at 7:28 PM

SACRAMENTO – In light of stay-at-home and physical distancing orders due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Gavin Newsom today signed an executive order to address upcoming local elections. Three local special elections that have been scheduled for May and June will be held as all-mail ballot elections. Local election officials can also make in-person voting available, […]

Governor Newsom Announces Additional Unemployment Benefits for Workers Impacted by COVID-19, as Unemployment Claims Reach Record Levels

April 9, 2020 at 3:13 PM

The state will begin implementing new federal benefit payments of $600 on top of the weekly benefit received by California workers starting this Sunday Californians have filed more claims in the last four weeks than in all of 2019 SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that starting this Sunday, California workers who are receiving […]

Governor Newsom Announces New Program to Provide Front-Line Health Care Workers with Hotel Rooms

April 9, 2020 at 2:59 PM

Program will provide hotel rooms to health care workers who have exposure to or test positive for COVID-19 at no cost or low cost Members of the new California Health Corps will be eligible to participate in this program Governor also announces a new partnership with United Airlines to provide free airfare for qualifying members […]

Governor Newsom Signs Executive Order to Expand Support for Vulnerable Populations 

April 7, 2020 at 9:06 PM

SACRAMENTO – Today, Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order that provides additional support for older adults and vulnerable young children. The order will allow for a 60-day waiver for In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program caseworkers to continue their work and be able to care for older adults, as well as individuals with disabilities. A copy […]

Governor Newsom Issues Executive Order to Help State Procure Necessary Medical Supplies 

April 7, 2020 at 5:41 PM

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today signed an executive order to help the state procure necessary medical supplies to fight COVID-19. A copy of the Governor’s executive order can be found here and the text of the order can be found here. Learn more about the state’s ongoing COVID-19 response efforts here. Visit covid19.ca.gov for critical steps Californians can take to stay healthy, […]

​​​​State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts Including New Data on Racial Demographics and Expanded Health Care Worker Data

April 7, 2020 at 5:00 PM

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

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 is setting up eight federal medical stations across the state and has leased and reopened two recently shuttered hospitals to accommodate […]

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 state-owned ventilators to the Strategic National Stockpile inventory. “California is stepping up to help our fellow Americans in New York and across the […]

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 California to take advantage of new federal flexibility to provide pandemic SNAP benefits to children to reduce food insecurity SACRAMENTO – Today, Governor Gavin Newsom signed an […]

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 other property owners with demonstrated economic hardship, on a case-by-case basis, due to COVID-19. Property owners that can afford to pay these taxes should continue to […]

​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 two heroes are a very real and painful reminder of the risk these women and men face every single day protecting the people of California. […]

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 supplies to the front lines of California’s fight against COVID-19. The website will allow individuals and companies to donate, sell or offer to manufacture 13 of […]

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 COVID-19 SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today signed an executive order to expand protections to medical providers as they amplify the […]

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 consumer protection against price gouging as California continues to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The order generally prohibits sellers of any kind […]

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 nation to secure FEMA approval for 75 percent federal cost-share for this life-saving mission & create a model for other states National Alliance […]

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. Pooled Press Conference WHEN: Tomorrow, Friday, April 3, 2020 at approx. 12:00 p.m. LIVESTREAM: @CAgovernor Twitter page **NOTE: Pool footage of the Governor’s visit will be available to media. Sacramento Bee […]

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’s untimely death. Amid the current fight against COVID-19, Detective Armer selflessly and courageously served her community and the people of California. We extend our heartfelt […]

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 businesses while the state responds to the COVID-19 pandemic. The order protects consumers who may not be able to pay for […]

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 eligible for federal relief Governor joins Bitwise Industries in announcing OnwardCa.org, a platform connecting COVID-19 displaced workers with over 70,000 job opportunities in critical industries State is […]

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 support the state’s continuing efforts to protect public health and respond to the COVID-19 crisis. The executive order […]

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 the digital divide Governor Newsom: “While schools might be physically closed, class is still in session.” SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced a major […]

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. **NOTE FOR MEDIA: Because of social distancing guidelines, reporters will ask their questions via phone. Credentialed Capitol media will be provided dial-in information upon RSVP.** WHEN: Wednesday, April […]

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 local 2-1-1 systems, California also launches hotline to help Californians answer questions SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the “Stay Home. Save Lives. […]

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 order that will provide tax, regulatory and licensing extensions for businesses. The executive order allows the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration […]

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 distancing guidelines, reporters will ask their questions via phone. Credentialed Capitol media will be provided dial-in information upon RSVP.** WHEN: Tuesday, March 31, 2020 […]

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 scientists, pharmacists, EMTs, medical and administrative assistants, certified nursing assistants all needed Governor Newsom: “If you have a background in health care, we need your […]

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-kind contributions Celebrities Will Ferrell, Kumail Nanjiani, Snoop Dogg, Ken Jeong, and others have also stepped up to record short social media videos to […]

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 the Bloom Energy ventilator refurbishing site in Sunnyvale. Through a partnership with the state, Bloom Energy has transformed its production facility to quickly refurbish life-saving […]

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 or commutation. A clemency grant recognizes a person’s subsequent efforts in self-development. It does not forgive or minimize the harm caused by […]

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 to enhance the authority of California’s Judicial Branch to take emergency action in the face of the COVID-19 crisis. Specifically, the […]

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 executive order banning the enforcement of eviction orders for renters affected by COVID-19 through May 31, 2020. The order prohibits landlords from evicting […]

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-19 and strengthen our hospitals and health care system. It means an additional $600 a week in Unemployment Insurance for the many Californians who have already lost […]

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 institutions agree not to negatively impact credit reports as a result of accepting payment relief SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that financial institutions will provide […]

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 reduce the risks of COVID-19 in correctional settings, Governor Gavin Newsom today issued an executive order directing the California Department of Corrections […]

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, la Dra. Nadine Burke Harris SACRAMENTO – El Gobernador de California, Gavin Newsom, anunció el día de hoy el lanzamiento de una nueva campaña […]

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 emergency response efforts. “Earlier today we requested a presidential Major Disaster Declaration and this afternoon we got it,” said Governor Newsom. “The declaration will supplement our state’s comprehensive COVID-19 surge […]

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 Major Disaster Declaration would include any and all individual assistance programs to assist those affected by the outbreak and lessen the economic impacts of the crisis. […]

​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 the ability to increase the health care capacity in clinics, mobile health care units and adult day health care facilities. It […]

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 released of California Receiving, Storing and Staging Warehouse SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today directed more than $42 million in emergency funding to expand California’s health care […]

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 order also extends the deadlines for ballot counting, tabulation, and other responsibilities related to the official canvass of California’s Presidential Primary Election that could […]

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 & California Volunteers to safely deploy volunteers to help the most vulnerable Californians   Announcement comes a day after the Governor issued a statewide stay at […]

​​​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 here to read the Governor’s executive order. Click here to learn more about the order. Click here to see […]

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, 2020, to help decompress the state’s health care delivery system in Los Angeles in response to COVID-19. A copy of […]

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 requesting additional federal assistance to supplement California’s efforts to prepare for a COVID-19 surge. A copy of the letter can be found here. ###

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 spending and building shelters State purchased 1,309 trailers and leased first two hotels to provide emergency isolation units for homeless individuals  SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin […]

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 for California’s more than 6 million students in K-12 schools. “This time is stressful enough for students, families and educators without the additional burden […]

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 Gavin Newsom today announced the launch of a new Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) public awareness campaign to provide useful information to Californians and inform them of actions they […]

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, Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order today to extend the eligibility period for important safety net services. “These social safety net programs are so […]

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 restrictions on commercial drivers engaged in support of emergency relief efforts. The change comes in conjunction with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s […]

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 Disabilities, and Supports to Parents Seeking Child Care SACRAMENTO – Today, California education and health officials released new guidance for K-12 schools to help education leaders […]

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 California National Guard on alert. The National Guard has been directed by the Governor to be prepared to perform humanitarian missions across the […]

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 unanimously passed emergency measures to fight COVID-19 SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom signed emergency legislation today providing up to $1 billion […]

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 quickly and effectively provide care to about 13 million Medi-Cal beneficiaries as California works to protect the public from COVID-19 […]

​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 governments to halt evictions for renters and homeowners, slows foreclosures, and protects against utility shutoffs for Californians affected by COVID-19. The Executive Order comes as Californians […]

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 & residents most vulnerable to COVID-19 Health care, residential and non-residential facilities licensed by the state, especially those serving senior citizens and other COVID-19 vulnerable populations, will face significant […]

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, 2020 To the Members of the California State Senate and the California State Assembly: Our state, our nation, and our world are facing […]

​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 requires Department of Education and California Health & Human Services Agency to develop strategies to address equity challenges around internet connectivity, ensure students with […]

​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....

​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....

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, California put out a new policy on mass gatherings and engaged in deep conversations with Disney and other companies about how to meet it. […]

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 result of the COVID-19 outbreak Readies state to commandeer hotels & medical facilities to isolate & treat COVID-19 patients Allows local and state legislative […]

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 Gavin Newsom announced that California public health officials this evening issued an updated policy on gatherings to protect public health and slow the spread of COVID-19. The state’s public health experts have determined that gatherings should […]

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-19.

​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 medically necessary screening and testing for the COVID-19 in the All Plan Letter (PDF).

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 frontlines of the fight against novel coronavirus.

​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....

​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....

​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....

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 coronavirus.

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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