Newsom Administration, CDPH Prepare to Retire the Blueprint for a Safer Economy

Ahead of the state’s June 15 retirement of the Blueprint for a Safer Economy, Governor Gavin Newsom and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) took a series of actions to prepare for the state’s full reopening of the economy.

The Governor’s Office today established and timeline and process to continue winding down various provisions of the Governor’s 58 COVID-19-related executive orders, which suspended various statutes and regulations to assist the state and businesses continue operations during the pandemic. To ensure that impacted individuals and entities will have time to prepare for the upcoming changes, the Newsom Administration will sunset executive order provisions in phases, beginning later this month, in July, and in September.

Additionally, CDPH Director and State Public Health Officer Dr. Tomás Aragón today issued a new state public health officer order that goes into effect on June 15. The order replaces previous pandemic-related public health orders with limited requirements related to face coverings and mega events. The order also includes requirements for settings with children and youth pending an anticipated update to K-12 guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Governor Newsom’s executive order terminating the state’s stay-at-home order and the Blueprint for a Safer Economy is available here. The Governor’s executive order rolling back other pandemic-related provisions is available here.