Amid Record COVID-19 Cases, Legislature Delays Return to Sacramento

Amid an unprecedented increase in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations statewide, Senate President pro Tempore Toni Atkins and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon today announced the Legislature will delay its return to Sacramento by one week. Originally set to begin the legislative session on January 4, 2021, the Legislature will now convene in Sacramento on January 11, 2021.

Notably, numerous cases have been reported amongst State Capitol staff over the past two weeks. Legislative leaders and staff continue to monitor pandemic conditions and “will assess and adjust protocols as conditions warrant.” CHEAC will continue to keep members apprised of developments as the beginning of the legislative session nears.