Category: Announcements


State Orders Additional Action to Slow COVID-19 Community Transmission

On Wednesday, Governor Gavin Newsom and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced actions required of 19 counties on the County Monitoring List for three consecutive days or more, including closing indoor operations for specified sectors which promote the mixing of populations beyond households and make adherence to physical distancing and wearing face coverings…

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Pan, Kothari, Fanelli Among Governor Appointees

On Monday, Governor Gavin Newsom announced a series of appointments to leadership roles within the California Department of Public Health and the California Department of Social Services, among other agencies. The following officials were appointed: Erica Pan, Deputy Director for the Center for Infectious Disease and California State Epidemiologist, CDPH – Erica Pan has been…

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Newsom Administration Renames Project Roomkey to Homekey

On Tuesday, Governor Gavin Newsom provided updates on the state’s progress with Project Roomkey, a first of its kind partnership with FEMA to shelter individuals experiencing homelessness during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The state has procured 15,679 hotel and motels rooms and 1,345 trailers and served an estimated 14,200 individuals in 52 counties in its…

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Newsom Extends Previous COVID-19 Executive Orders

Governor Gavin Newsom on Tuesday issued Executive Order N-71-20 extending provisions included in previously issued executive orders amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Of particular note, the order extends provisions related to the issuance of Medical Marijuana Identification Cards (MMIC). The order also extends authorization for local governments to halt evictions for renters impacted by the pandemic…

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DHCS Releases Draft of Medi-Cal Long-Term Care at Home Benefit Design

The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) and the California Department of Aging (CDA) on Wednesday released the first draft of the Medi-Cal Long-Term Care at Home benefit design for public comment. The document provides a more detailed overview of Long-Term Care at Home, including its key goals, target populations, model of care, financing structure,…

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Newsom Issues Executive Order Related to COVID-19

Governor Gavin Newsom on Monday issued Executive Order N-70-20 amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The order extends a waiver that allows retailers to temporarily pause in-store redemption of beverage containers and temporarily suspends the requirement for recycling centers to hold a minimum number hours of operation.

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