Newsom Issues Executive Orders on COVID-19, Schools

On Monday, Governor Gavin Newsom issued two executive orders to support the state’s ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as assist schools impacted by recent wildfires.

Executive Order N-17-21 extends flexibilities allowing the state to increase health care capacity to support ongoing testing and vaccination efforts against COVID-19. The same order rescinds provisions related to Board of Parole hearings conducted via videoconference.

Executive Order N-18-21 ensures continuity in education for displaced students and includes waivers related to class size, outdoor physical education, school district residency, and deadline extensions for specified local educational agencies.

Additional information from the Governor’s Office is available here.