FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, February 28, 2022 Contact: Governor’s Press Office (916) 445-4571 SACRAMENTO – Following the California Department of Public Health’s release of new indoor masking guidance, Governor Gavin Newsom today signed an executive order that updates the Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) in keeping with the current guidance.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:Thursday, February 17, 2022 Contact: Governor’s Press Office(916) 445-4571 Building on lessons learned over the past two years and the state’s commitment to equity, the SMARTER Plan focuses on continued readiness, awareness and flexibility to guide California’s pandemic response California has implemented the most robust vaccination and testing programs in the country, maintaining one of the lowest death rates among large states FONTANA – As California emerges from the Omicron surge, Governor Gavin Newsom today unveiled the state’s SMARTER Plan, the next phase of California’s pandemic response.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:Thursday, February 10, 2022 Contact: Governor’s Press Office(916) 445-4571 Governor signs SB 115, early budget action that invests $1.9 billion to supplement vaccination and testing efforts, support workers, strengthen the health care system and combat misinformation SACRAMENTO – As part of his proposed COVID-19 Emergency Response Package, Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that he has signed a $1.9 billion early action measure to meet the state’s immediate COVID response needs, including funding to boost testing capacity and vaccination efforts, support frontline workers, strengthen the health care system and battle misinformation, with a focus on the hardest-hit communities.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:Friday, June 11, 2021Contact: Governor’s Press Office (916) 445-4571 Governor to lift Stay-at-Home Order and retire county tier system on June 15 as the state fully reopens SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today took action to lift pandemic executive orders as the state moves Beyond the Blueprint next week to fully, safely reopen. That includes terminating the Stay-at-Home Order that was implemented early in the pandemic to protect Californians and retiring the Blueprint for a Safer Economy.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:Thursday, May 20, 2021Contact: Governor’s Press Office (916) 445-4571 New online resource streamlines workplace clinic requests CDPH to connect employers with providers to host vaccination events SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the state’s new Employer Vaccination Toolkit, which will ease the process for employers to request a workplace clinic or local provider partner, making COVID-19 vaccines even more accessible for their employees.“Anyone who wants to should be able to get vaccinated,” said Governor Newsom.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:Monday, March 1, 2021 Contact: Governor’s Press Office(916) 445-4571 SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom, Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon today highlighted an agreement on a $6.6 billion budget package to accelerate the safe return to in-person instruction across California and empower schools to immediately expand academic, mental health and social-emotional supports, including over the summer.
Wednesday, February 17 2021 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 a package of immediate actions that will speed needed relief to individuals, families and businesses suffering the most significant economic hardship from the COVID-19 Recession. The compromise builds on the initiatives in the Governor’s state budget proposal to provide cash relief to lower-income Californians, increase aid to small businesses and provide license renewal fee waivers to businesses impacted by the pandemic.
Friday, January 29, 2021 Contact: Governor’s Press Office (916) 445-4571 Legislation extends statewide eviction moratorium through June 30, 2021 and protects tenants’ credit Creates State Rental Assistance Program to allocate $2.6 billion in federal rental assistance dollars to assist struggling tenants and small property owners SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today signed legislation to extend the state’s landmark eviction moratorium through June 30, 2021, protecting millions of Californians struggling as a result of the economic hardships brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Monday, August 24, 2020 Contact: Governor’s Press Office (916) 445-4571 SACRAMENTO — Governor Gavin Newsom today issued an executive order to help increase the availability of CLIA-waived COVID-19 testing and address a variety of issues in response to the pandemic. The order allows the California Department of Consumer Affairs, in consultation with the California Department of Public Health, to issue waivers permitting pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to conduct CLIA-waived COVID-19 tests, which detect the presence of the virus.
Monday, June 29, 2020 Contact: Governor’s Press Office (916) 445-4571 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 the world and here in California, our state has passed a budget that is balanced, responsible and protects public safety and health, education, and services to Californians facing the greatest hardships,” said Governor Newsom.