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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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CDPH CHC to Convene LHD Webinar on December 10

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Center for Healthy Communities (CHC) will convene a peer-to-peer learning collaborative session on Thursday, December 10 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm. The webinar will focus on “Positive Promotion: How to Harness the Power of Young Social Media Influencers to do Good” and will feature Contra Costa County…

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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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Legislature Convenes Oversight and Informational Hearings on COVID-19, Healthcare Costs

This week, the California Legislature convened several oversight and informational hearings on the impacts of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, as well as healthcare costs in California. Below, we briefly summarize these hearings. COVID-19 Impacts on Foster Care The Senate Human Services Committee convened an informational hearing on Monday to explore the COVID-19 impacts on the…

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DOF Publishes Second Quarter CARES Act Report

This week, the California Department of Finance (DOF) issued the Coronavirus Relief Funds (CRF) second quarter report, detailing state and local expenditures incurred responding to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The second quarter report covers expenditures between March 1 and September 30. Recall, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was passed by Congress…

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LAO Publishes 2021-22 Budget Fiscal Outlook

This week, the California Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) published its annual report providing an independent assessment of the California state budget condition for the upcoming fiscal year and over the longer term. The LAO’s latest report finds the state’s budget situation has improved considerably relative to the 2020-21 Budget Act, with an estimated $26 billion…

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Newsom Announces $62m Emergency Allocation to Support Project Roomkey

On Monday, Governor Gavin Newsom announced the state’s intent to immediately allocate $62 million in one-time funds from the state’s Disaster Response-Emergency Operations Account (DREOA) to counties providing housing to current Project Roomkey participants. According to the Administration, funds are being made available to Roomkey sites to ensure clients living in motel or hotel rooms…

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CDC Advises Against Thanksgiving Holiday Travel

This week, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued an advisory, urging Americans to celebrate the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday at home with household members only. The CDC indicates travel may increase the risk of getting or spreading COVID-19 and postponing travel and staying home is the best way for Americans to protect…

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