Newsom Issues Executive Order to Support Health Facilities Ahead of Winter

On Wednesday, Governor Gavin Newsom issued Executive Order N-21-21 extending provisions implemented to expand the state’s health care workforce during the pandemic, allowing health care workers from out-of-state to provide services in California, and enabling certain medical personnel to continue supporting the state’s COVID-19 response, including administering vaccines. The order additionally continues flexibility for health care facilities to plan and adapt their space to accommodate patients and allow alternate areas to be used for vaccination efforts at clinics and other health facilities.

Notably, the executive order extends California’s state of emergency due to COVID-19 originally proclaimed on March 4, 2020, through March 31, 2022.

Additional information from the Governor’s Office is available here.