Category: Announcements


Governor’s Task Force on Alzheimer’s Disease Prevention Releases Report

Today, the Governor’s Task Force on Alzheimer’s Disease Prevention, Preparedness, and the Path Forward issued its final report detailing recommendations to Governor Gavin Newsom. Recall, the task force was formed in Fall 2019 and tasked with developing a statewide plan to address and manage Alzheimer’s disease and other aging-related conditions. The task force was chaired…

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Standards Board Adopts Emergency Regulations to Protect Workers from COVID-19

The Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board unanimously adopted emergency temporary standards to protect workers from hazards related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The emergency standards take effect immediately if approved by the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) within the next 10 calendar days. The temporary standards apply to most workers…

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State Pulls Emergency Brake on Blueprint for Safer Economy, Issues Limited Stay-at-Home Order for Purple Tier Jurisdictions

Amid a sharp rise in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations across the country and California, the Newsom Administration this week took immediate actions to mitigate the further spread of COVID-19. On Monday, the state pulled an “emergency brake” in the Blueprint for a Safer Economy, moving 28 counties into the most restrictive Tier 1 (Purple/Widespread) category,…

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NACCHO Releases Recommendations for Biden Administration, 117th Congress

This week, the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) released a series of recommendations for the incoming Biden Administration and the 117th Congress. In its recommendations, NACCHO highlights the role of local health departments (LHDs) in responding to the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the critical services delivered by LHDs nationwide….

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CDPH Reports Rise in Rare, Severe Complications from Untreated Gonorrhea

Today, the California Department of Public Health reported a recent increase of a severe form of gonorrhea called disseminated gonococcal infections (DGI), which is an uncommon, but significant complication of untreated gonorrhea. According to CDPH, untreated DGI can lead to joint pain and swelling from infected joints, small, painless red based skin lesions, infection in…

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California Issues Travel Advisory, Updated Guidance on Gatherings Amid Increased COVID-19 Transmission

Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued a travel advisory amid increasing COVID-19 incidence in many states and countries. California joined Oregon and Washington in issuing the advisory that discourages non-essential travel. Under the advisory, persons arriving in California from other states and countries, including returning California residents, are instructed to self-quarantine for…

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Analysis Released for Initiative to Limit Government Authority During Public Health Crises

This week, the California Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) released its analysis of the proposed statewide ballot initiative to limit the government’s role to an advisory capacity during any health crisis. Recall, paperwork was filed with the California Attorney General’s Office in September to begin the initiative process, which will eventually be required to collect 623,212…

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CHEAC Now Hiring for Legislative Assistant

CHEAC is pleased to announce the recruitment for a Legislative Assistant. This position will play a key role in the association and will be responsible for clerical and administrative support to the organization and CHEAC Staff. Additional information about the position, including a job description, is available here. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling…

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State Opens New PerkinElmer COVID-19 Laboratory

Today, Governor Gavin Newsom announced the opening of the state’s new laboratory in Valencia in Los Angeles County to increase the state’s COVID-19 testing capacity and reduce test turnaround time. In partnership with PerkinElmer, the new $25 million lab will begin processing tests starting in November and will work toward full capacity of 150,000 tests…

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