Category: COVID-19


Newsom Administration Announces Statewide Move into Stage 2 of Pandemic Roadmap, Details Local Variance Processes

This week, the Newsom Administration announced a series of actions as the state moves into Stage 2 of California’s Pandemic Resilience Roadmap, allowing certain businesses to reopen as soon as today. Below, we highlight those actions: Statewide Report Card On Monday, Governor Gavin Newsom released a report card detailing how the state has made progress…

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Legislature Holds Two COVID-19 Pandemic Informational Hearings

This week, the Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 1 on Health and Human Services and the Senate Special Committee on Pandemic Emergency Response each held informational hearings on the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Below, we detail these hearings: Assembly Sub. 1 Examines Health Care Workforce, Safety Net Programs On Monday, the Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 1 convened…

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Newsom Issues Executive Orders on CalWORKs, Pandemic Roadmap, Elections, Others

Governor Gavin Newsom issued a number of executive orders within the past week related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Below, we highlight these orders: CalWORKs Enrollment Governor Newsom late last week issued Executive Order N-59-20 temporarily broadening the capability of counties to enroll persons into the California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) program using…

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Newsom Administration Details California’s COVID-19 Pandemic Resilience Roadmap

On Tuesday, Governor Gavin Newsom and California Department of Public Health Director Dr. Sonia Angell provided an update on California’s Pandemic Resilience Roadmap, detailing the statewide approach to reopening the state in light of COVID-19 through four phases. The four resilience roadmap stages include: Stage 1: Safety and Preparedness Stage 2: Lower Risk Workplaces Stage…

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Newsom Administration Rolls Out COVID-19 Response Initiatives on Food Insecurity, Child Care

This week, Governor Gavin Newsom launched new initiatives related to food insecurity and access and childcare amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The initiatives are detailed below: Farm to Family Program Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, California food banks have seen an unprecedented level of demand, seeing a year-over-year increase in demand of approximately 73 percent, according…

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Assembly Holds Informational Hearing on COVID-19 Economic Recovery

On Monday, the Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 6 on Budget Process, Oversight, and Program Evaluation held its second COVID-19-related hearing to explore recovery efforts and economic stimulus activities. In beginning the hearing, Subcommittee Chair Assembly Member Phil Ting discussed the ongoing and anticipated fiscal implications of COVID-19, including that the state is unable to deficit…

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DOF Orders Current Year Expenditure Reductions Among All State Agencies and Departments

On Thursday, the Department of Finance (DOF) issued a two-page budget letter directing all state agencies and departments to immediately undertake specified actions to reduce current year expenditures amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Pointing to the significant economic impact from COVID-19, DOF indicates that revenue decreases and cost increases are expected to last for several…

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