Category: COVID-19


CDC Updates Masking Guidance for Fully Vaccinated Persons, California Still Assessing

On Thursday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that fully vaccinated adults against COVID-19 can resume activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance. The move by the CDC represents a…

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White House Details COVID-19 Public Health Workforce Investment

On Thursday, the Biden-Harris Administration announced it will invest $7.4 billion from the recently enacted American Rescue Plan to recruit and hire public health workers to respond to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and prepare for future public health threats. Of the total amount, the Biden-Harris Administration will invest: $4.4 Billion to Surge Public Health Staffing…

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Senate Sub. 3 Considers California Can’t Wait Coalition Budget Request for Public Health Infrastructure and Workforce

This week, Senate Budget & Fiscal Review Subcommittees resumed hearings in preparation of the Governor’s May Revise Budget that will be released next week. On Tuesday, the Senate Budget & Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 3 on Health and Human Services (HHS) convened a hearing to review proposals under the purview of the Office of Statewide…

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Assembly Convenes Hearing on CalOES and Pandemic Response

Earlier this week, the Assembly Committee on Emergency Management, chaired by Assembly Member Freddie Rodriguez, convened a hearing entitled “The Role of Cal OES and Emergency Management in Providing an Equitable Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic.” The hearing featured two panels – one with local representatives and one with state officials. Up first, the local…

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As State Surpasses 30m COVID-19 Vaccine Doses, Governor Identifies Additional Vaccination Strategies

The Office of California Governor Gavin Newsom this week identified a series of actions to build upon the state’s work to vaccinate California’s hard-to-reach communities against COVID-19. As part of the effort to promote COVID-19 vaccines, California Governors Newsom, Brown, Schwarzenegger, and Wilson created and published a new PSA, available here. The Governor’s announcement includes…

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Federal Judge Vacates CDC’s Eviction Moratorium

On Wednesday, U.S. Federal District Judge for the District of Columbia Dabney Friedrich issued a ruling vacating the U.S. government’s nationwide ban on evictions set forth by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Recall, the CDC in September 2020 issued an order barring landlords from evicting tenants for the nonpayment of rent,…

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